Is CrossFit good for building muscle? It can be, yes. The varied workout routines
and camaraderie culture tend to keep people coming back for more. It sounds too good to be true, aside from
the $300 a month price tag some instructors charge. It can also be too good at building muscle.
They push you to do many repetitions in short half hour sessions, and it can hurt you. No pain, no gain. CrossFit calls it Uncle Rhabdo, but it is
actually rhabdomyolysis. That sounds like the latest body building
supplement. It is a medical condition where you have worked
your muscles so hard that the muscles are damaged and dying. You do serious muscle damage,
and the compounds that produces can destroy your kidneys. What is the solution? Don’t take on the workout of the day if
you aren’t in shape. Don’t push yourself past the pain. Despite the competition. Especially despite the competition, unless
you want to see who racks up the highest hospital bill. You should go to the hospital if the
muscles go from sore to massively swollen or too weak to move. That should be a warning sign. It should, but some people think that type
of fatigue and muscle swelling is a sign of a good workout and don’t get proper medical
attention. How do I avoid it? Don’t do hundreds of any type of exercise.
Don’t go running the day before or after a CrossFit workout. That’s common sense. Don’t over-do it. Don’t jump into a three day Cross-fit seminar
without training for months first. And take rest days after a Cross-fit workout to let
your body heal. Is CrossFit good for building muscle if you
don’t over do it? Absolutely, but you have to be careful. Too
much of a good thing can literally kill you.