CrossFit or bodybuilding?

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    Apr 27, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
    I'm starting to practice Crossfit, but I was told that it isn't recommendable practice it along with bodybuilding. Can I gain muscle only practicing Crossfit? Which one is best to define and gain mass?
  • wesv

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    Apr 27, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    You might be slim fit with crossfit and have good cardio. With bodybuilding, you'll gain muscles but may not be very aerobic.
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    Apr 27, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    You can tailor crossfit to your goals and a good coach should be able to help you. If you want to put on mass, tailor your workouts to have more of a strength bias. If you want to lean out, you can do more met cons. That's one of the good things about crossfit. It's scalable and changeable to fit your needs.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 27, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    crossfit doesn't build muscle. also you do not have to be a body builder to put on muscle. if you want to put on muscle you can do it without becoming a body builder. the biggest problem you are going to run into is eating the proper amount of calories.
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    Apr 27, 2013 9:43 PM GMT
    Blop99 saidI'm starting to practice Crossfit, but I was told that it isn't recommendable practice it along with bodybuilding. Can I gain muscle only practicing Crossfit? Which one is best to define and gain mass?
    What are your goals? You can "define and gain mass" with both. It's a matter of how much mass you want to gain.
  • Whipmagic

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    Apr 27, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidcrossfit doesn't build muscle. also you do not have to be a body builder to put on muscle. if you want to put on muscle you can do it without becoming a body builder. the biggest problem you are going to run into is eating the proper amount of calories.


    For me, crossfit did build muscle, although not so much the show muscles as core strength and a solid foundation for all kinds of athletic activity
    . But as imasrxd points out, it's adaptable and you can tailor it to your goals.
  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 28, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    I think both build muscle, but bodybuilding/weight training will give you more noticeable results as it`s a single purpose exercise(combined with a low fat, adequate protein and calories diet).

    The cardio in CrossFit will also help with muscle definition.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 28, 2013 2:39 AM GMT
    Whipmagic said
    tuffguyndc saidcrossfit doesn't build muscle. also you do not have to be a body builder to put on muscle. if you want to put on muscle you can do it without becoming a body builder. the biggest problem you are going to run into is eating the proper amount of calories.


    For me, crossfit did build muscle, although not so much the show muscles as core strength and a solid foundation for all kinds of athletic activity
    . But as imasrxd points out, it's adaptable and you can tailor it to your goals.
    wow, that is great because i have never met anyone other than women who were muscular or build muscle doing crossfit. i know people who got leaner by doing it but never put on muscle. now building muscle and getting stronger are totally different things. most guys i know who are muscular and do crossfit also lift weights as well.
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    I want to gain mass but I want to better my definition, causeI want it to be viewed in the whole body, not only in the abdomen ... So I was told that CrossFit help in both, but I'm afraid that I just practicing CrossFit takes to long to have mass gain, or even, it won't happens!
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidI think both build muscle, but bodybuilding/weight training will give you more noticeable results as it`s a single purpose exercise(combined with a low fat, adequate protein and calories diet).

    The cardio in CrossFit will also help with muscle definition.


    That's the problem.., Is the combination of a cardio so intense as CrossFit, and strength training will help in mass gain or lose?