First off, I compete in strongman and train at a crossfit, so I have a fair bit of experience with both.
Secondly, you are only right in principle. Crossfit is like strongman just like physical therapy is like powerlifting.
Physical therapy uses exercises to strengthen particular muscles and movements.
Powerlifting uses exercises to strengthen particular movements and muscles.
See the deal. They are the same on principle, but not on magnitude. Its the difference between sprinting and running a marathon.
Sprinting: race against the clock to cover a particular distance.
Marathon: race against the clock to cover a particular distance.
That said, most of my training is high intensity olympic and powerlifting, with events trained on the weekends. However, high intensity work doesn’t always have the best carryover to keeping my conditioning up, so as a contest approaches, I might add in prowler pushes, KB work, and even (gasp!) “Fran”. I’m not going to do 100bodyweight squats followed by 100 jumps and rowing 400 meters, but there are parts of it, just like anything else, that have carryover for me.[/quote]
I know that Strongman and CrossFit Differ in alot of ways. But my point is out of all the strength sports, strongman is most closely related to CrossFit and vise versa. In no other strength sport that I can think of is the clock as important as in Strongman, same as CrossFit. And as I stated before, in CrossFit, as you know the load is scalable up or down.
One of my favorite CrossFit workouts is a 110kg stoneload, 80kg Push Press, and pullup workout. Will you find that on the main site ever? No way. Is it CrossFit? Yes.
You are probably the first strongman competitor to comment on this thread and you do some CrossFit in your training. Makes sense to me.