Jul 292014
 

Christian Thibaudeau decided to give CrossFit a try last summer and shares his experience over at T Nation.
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Here’s what you need to know…

  While the thinking used to be that CrossFit made guys weak, the average competitor in the CrossFit Games is very impressive.

  Quite a few CrossFit girls have better physiques than some figure competitors, even without dieting.

  There’s something magical about being able to perform an explosive lift when you’re metabolically fatigued and your heart rate is skyrocketing.

  Doing submaximal lifting that focuses more on speed and density of work, like you do in CrossFit, is a great way to build muscle.

  CrossFit can also get you lean fast, even with zero emphasis on nutrition.

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I have a secret. I did CrossFit almost exclusively last summer. I’ve competed in Olympic lifting, powerlifting, and I’ve been a competitive bodybuilder… and now I can say I’ve been a CrossFitter too. I went to CrossFit Levis three times a week and then trained on my own to work on strength and my Olympic lifts. I actually kept a kind of CrossFit journal back then. So, one year later, here it is: my CrossFit diary, along with some current-day observations.

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