Get Your Free Week Trial Today! | 317-407-4512
BLOG

“CrossFit Will Make Me Bulky.”

I’ve heard the line, “CrossFit will make me bulky,” three times in the last week. Given the obvious prevalence of the statement among my friends, I thought a post about it would make sense. Here’s the truth: if YOU want to get bigger, CrossFit can and will do this for you. Here’s the second truth: if YOU want to lean out and lose body fat, CrossFit can and will do this for you as well. Your approach is extremely important. Here’s how to get what YOU are looking for out of the program.

1. Tell your coach your goals. 

I cannot stress this point enough. We are coaches, not mind readers. When you first start at the box, and we ask you what your goals are, you should be telling your coaches what specific goals you want to accomplish. We can ensure the coaches know what you’re looking for in OUR program. Remember, it’s you’re body.  Be honest and let your coaches know what you’re looking for from CrossFit from the start.

2. You are what you eat. 

Food really is the basis of what your results are going to be. If you want to increase muscle mass and get bigger, you’re going to have to eat more QUALITY clean foods. Similarly, if you want to either stay the same size or get smaller, you’re going to have to eat accordingly to this goal. Don’t know how to eat the correct way for the goal you’re after? Ask your coach. We will sit down with you to design the right program for your goals, especially when you walk through the door.

3. Hold yourself and your coach accountable.

Have you really put effort into your nutrition? Are you showing up to class 4 or more times every week? Have you told your coach your goals? If you can answer yes, truthfully, to all three of those questions and you still aren’t seeing results, you should sit down with your coach and ask for help. Let him or her know you aren’t seeing what you’re looking for out of CrossFit. A challenge cannot be solved without first knowing it exists! We’re here to serve you and help you reach your goals, please help us make sure this happens!

Other Posts You Might Like

How to journal | Mindset Tips

Listen to any self-help podcast, or read any self-help book, and you’re bound to hear something about how to journal to improve your life. Now, does just starting a journal improve your life? Probably not. What it does is get you in the process of assessing and improving your own thoughts. Journalling can act as … more »

Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout Originally published on HVMN by Nate Martins. *all references are at the bottom of this post, and are located in parentheses throughout the article* The moment every athlete wants to avoid. POP! A muscle gives at the gym or on the track, leading to weeks of rehab. Sometimes … more »

WHOOPIE Goal Setting

On a Mindset Thursday video post, we talked about the WHOOPIE goal setting framework which is an elaboration on the WHOOP methodology prescribed in the book Rethinking Positive Thinking. If you care to dive into the psychology behind how these strategies for goal setting work, I recommend grabbing that book on Amazon or your favorite book … more »

The Real Benefit of CrossFit isn’t a Six Pack

Instagram, Facebook, social media in general have turned into a place to flaunt curated pictures, and more or less show off the best sides of our lives. This isn’t a critique or a support of social media as a whole, but rather a look at the real benefit of CrossFit…which is not the brand new … more »

Self Help: Fill Your Own Cup First

This time of year there is a lot of focus on doing more, being more, and making improvements. However, if you’re constantly focusing on more, when do you recover? Just like in fitness, balance in your life is important. If you never recover from working out, you won’t see muscle growth and development. If you’re … more »

How to Look better in the mirror

Admittedly, that title is total click bait. How to look better in the mirror…can anything be more of what you expect from a gym? Probably not. Let me go a different, direction, though, than is expected. “Looking better” (whatever that actually means) doesn’t begin in a gym or in the kitchen – it begins with … more »

Ready to transform your life?