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Old 01-15-2009, 08:33 AM   #151
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Re: Crossfit is the best program for Bodybuilding

There are some people on this board that compete in bodybuilding, and primarily use CF as their training.

But competing in bodybuilding is partly the lifting, and partly the tanning, cutting weight, etc.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:42 AM   #152
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Re: Crossfit is the best program for Bodybuilding

Are many people (men) going to gain 30-40+ lbs of lean muscle mass on Crossfit?

Probably not.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:47 AM   #153
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Re: Crossfit is the best program for Bodybuilding

why does this arguement on bodybuilding -vs- CF keep occuring?

No-one ever agrees on it and it gets really boring with different versions of the same old arguement coming up.

I like Coaches comment in the previous thread on the same subject to paraphrase 'the comment on the main site regarding CF and bodybuilding is based on his work in Golds, whereby he saw a great number of natural bodybuilders, juicing bodybuilders, gymnasts and CFers training at the same time' To me this seems like anecdotal experience that is valid, particularly given the experience level of coach.

The real question is - does it matter whether CF is better at mass gain than BB? two different training types with two different goals.

Why do we constantly need to be doing the 'best' routine - surely it's better to do what's best for you - and really only you can decide what that is.

CF works for me after a number of years of playing with other systems. I like the ethos and the spirit of it. If it doesn't work for my friends I'm not going to change to their programme.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:04 AM   #154
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Re: Crossfit is the best program for Bodybuilding

And while I think of it (Not sure if this applies to this thread or the other ones on this subject).

It's fairly obvious why no competitive sports people (are there olympic athletes who use CF?) post comments. Which one in their right mind would advise the competition of the secret to their success?

As for Elite CFers - I bet they've got more important things to do than post response about their latest times or whether CF has given them bigger thighs or whatever.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:24 PM   #155
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Re: Crossfit is the best program for Bodybuilding

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Are many people (men) going to gain 30-40+ lbs of lean muscle mass on Crossfit?

Probably not.
that depends on the time line and the food intake
someone consuming 6k cals a day will eventually gain 40lbs on crossfit
which is what most dudes on bb programs are eating but the majority of cfers are looking to gain 40lbs

personally i had my best weight gain during stars 5x5
i went from about 140 to 210 in a little over a year , i was eating non stop

i def dont think crossfit is the ideal bodybuilding program but anyone saying they lost muscle are crossfit simply were not eating enough
CF has us deadlifting , squating , pressing , pulling , and oly lifting heavy all in one month
theres no reason why anyone should be losing muscle if they are eating enough
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