We frequently get visitors or new members who tell us they don't want to get "big". For some reason, weightlifting = this or this in their minds. First off, those are bodybuilders, who primarily focus on exercises that target individual muscles and do them in rep schemes that promote hypertrophy. They eat tremendous amounts of protein and regularly spike their insulin levels to promote even more muscle growth. They supplement with steroids, testosterone, and human growth hormone. CrossFitters, on the other hand, focus primarily on exercises that target large groups of muscle, and perform them in rep schemes that promote increased work capacity. We generally eat a paleolithic diet consisting of meats, vegetables, some fruit, and good fats. We supplement with fish oil and grass-fed whey protein. You won't get "big" unless you train to get big, but that doesn't mean you can't be strong... Just ask Mike! (And check out Geoff's 200lb. power snatch on our Facebook page while you're at it!)
Mike power cleans 185lbs. and makes it look easy!
AMRAP 12 Minutes of:
1 - KB Swing, 1 - Pull-up
2 - KB Swing, 2 - Pull-up
3 - KB Swing, 3 - Pull-up
continue to add 1 to each movement each round
*at minutes 3, 6, and 9 stop and run 200m, then
pick up where you left off.
Posted by Zareh.