4. IT’S OKAY TO CROSSFIT
As physique-minded individuals, we know that moving more weight with greater volume builds muscle and strength. Performing the CrossFit lifts can do this. I was worried that engaging in CrossFit would leave me skinny and weak, since I thought I needed to just get in better shape. I quickly learned that by focusing on lifting more, my strength and muscle gains would not only be maintained, but improved.
If you think CrossFit is only for the weak cardio crowd, you are wrong. When done properly, CrossFit can build tons of muscle and can help you break your personal records on all of your lifts.
For more training info from Justin Grinnell, CSCS, you can visit his gym’s website at www.mystateoffitness.com.
Whether you’re doing weighted pull-ups in your own gym or chasing a PR on the platform at your local “box,” these supps can help you tap into your inner strongman.
Whey protein 20 grams 30-60 minutes pre-workout; 40-60 grams immediately post-workout
Caffeine 200-400 mg 1-2 hours before workouts
Creatine 3-5 grams with pre- and postworkout shakes; on rest days take 3-5 grams with breakfast
Beta-alanine 1-1.5 grams with pre- and postworkout shakes; on rest days take 1-1.5 grams with breakfast
Ribose 5-10 grams with pre- and postworkout shakes; on rest days take 5-10 grams with breakfast
Taurine 1-3 grams with pre- and postworkout shakes
Tribulus terrestris 250-750 mg with breakfast and one hour before workouts; do not take it on rest days
Fish oil 4-6 grams in 2-3 divided doses with meals