"crossfit invented Olympic lifts"
by jt (2017-04-12 17:59:17)

In reply to: Amongst the knocks on CF, it's just not functional.  posted by Beaknd

that's funny. When Nebraska was a football power in the 90's their program focused very heavily on the Olympic lifts and there was a great deal of copy cat going on with other top programs (including ND, I believe). I recall doing a ton of those lifts and I hated it for the basic reasons you imply (everything about going forward, poor lateral training).

As soon as the game became less about blowing guys back off the ball and more about side to sideline movement I think a lot of that stuff died off.