Why Crossfit Athletes Shouldn’t Aspire to Be Shredded

Eat To Perform

Being Strong is favorable as it relates to being athletic and being “shredded” often can compromise your strength goals.  The “Metabolic Flexibility” method we teach in the Science Lab is a good hybrid for High Intensity athletes.  Click here for Details.

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It might surprise many of you to know that many CrossFit athletes don’t have uber low body fat percentages.  To the casual observer, Rich Froning seems absolutely jacked.  This is true, but Rich isn’t shredded.  He’s not walking around at 5% body fat or something similar to what body builders aspire to on competition day.  Rich is probably 8-12%, and I can assure you that he gives absolutely zero thought to those numbers.  To be good at CrossFit, you have to have a high-functioning metabolism.  You need to eat, and that makes it difficult to keep your…

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