I was feeling a little frustrated because my sister said she's now able to do 60kg back squats, and I can't do anywhere near that. However, she did say she started at bar weight (20kg) and I know when I started CrossFit I could do heavier than bar weight (albeit not by much)... so I figure that if I was actually just doing it at a gym with a program I'd be getting those same sort of gains. However, as CrossFit's all over the place, we're just not working consistently on any particular lifts... so I might do deadlifts one session, and then not do another deadlift for 3 weeks...which is hardly helping me increase my deadlifts by any significant amount.
However, through CrossFit I HAVE learned a bunch of lifts that I was never taught just going to a gym and getting a program (they used to give me mostly machines... but I say stuff the machines for the most part!). Now, I know how to do the lifts, so I could go to a regular gym and do them and then work to some sort of program.