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If you want to look better with your top off then you should consider using CrossFit as your main training tool, says top trainer Tom Wright

Thousands of people are being drawn to CrossFit every year and it’s not hard to see why. The men and women who have dedicated some series training time to it sport physiques that wouldn’t look out of place in physique competitions – the proof that this fast-growing sport can get you seriously ripped is clear to see.

For many years bodybuilders said that CrossFit “lost your gains”, insisting that all the cardio elements and high-rep damaged muscle growth, but these claims have been shown to be largely false by the bodies you can see at every major CrossFit competition. The traditional ways of building muscle still hold true, but it seems combining them with conditioning work doesn’t have a negative effect as previously claimed. Your average CrossFitter might not look like multiple CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning – but then your average bodybuilder doesn’t look much like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his Mr Olympia prime! So how does CrossFit enable you to build a granite-hard muscular, ripped body? Turn the page to find out…

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