Why Crossfitters are Ripped

Programming is a major factor in why CrossFitters are so ripped. The workouts are no longer as random as they used to be, especially when it comes to strength training. Metcons may still be more random, but the energy system they are working on is anything but. The average recreational Crossfitter usually has a good amount of muscle and a low amount of body fat compared to the average person, while a professional Crossfit athlete has enough muscle to compete with a bodybuilder's physique.

If you put them next to a 93-kg high level USAPL weightlifter (which almost certainly means it's drug-free), most elite Crossfitters will look small. Before I get chased by an angry mob of pumped Crossfitters waving Olympic bars and battle ropes, let me explain - when you work out, you must decide what your personal fitness goal is.