Whether you train crossfit, powerlifting or bodybuilding (or anything for that matter), you primarily train bilateral movements. Is this a bad thing? Absolutely not!
Bilateral movements include almost all of the seven primal movements:
Have you ever been told you’re ‘quad dominant’? Ever wondered what that means? It typically refers to those who have well-developed quads, compared to other muscle groups or that they use their quads for everything.
My ‘life long goal’ was to deadlift 200kg. At the time I set the goal, it would have been a double bodyweight deadlift. The only issue was that I couldn't even get it off the floor, it literally wouldn't budge. 190kg? Sure, I pulled that several times when testing whether 200kg would evade me once again. It seemed as though nothing I did increased my ability to lift 200kg.