As an athlete, it is one thing to be strong, and Crossfitters are strong. It is another thing entirely to be strong and powerful. When you combine those two attributes you are creating an animal, and If they can breath on top of that, then you have a monster. Since I already know that Crossfit makes you better at all physical attributes what separates the elite? I believe it is the ability to generate power... It is a learned skill to be able to generate power. What I see all the time and today was no exception, was athletes who looked strong, and I mean really strong, after all, if you look like that and have made it into the regional event, its not just "pretty" muscle you are strong. Then I see these athletes who look great, smaller in stature but still very built, throwing weight around so much faster then the bigger guys. Why? Power. They generate power more efficiently, and that in the long run is what will win.