“I am a competitive bodybuilder. Marathon workouts of each body part, attacking every muscle with 30-40 sets. Three hours of aerobic activity each day. Manipulate water and sodium until I was ripped out. Then I would get onstage - and lose.”
Josh Bunch was frustrated. He loved CrossFit for his clients, and had even affiliated his gym. “I loved watching my clients do their workouts and was jealous I couldn’t get in on the fun. Inevitably, I began to theorize. Why not modify CrossFit to fit a bodybuilder?”
It’s common practice for competitive athletes to use CrossFit for GPP (General Physical Preparation), and add specialized drills for their sport. Josh writes about his successful application of hypertrophy-inducing and muscle-shaping isolation exercises on top of core CrossFit programming. All the while, acknowledging, and in spite of, CrossFitters’ public disdain for “show” muscles.