Gaining Muscle and Losing Fat: Actionable Tips for CrossFitters

September 28, 2023 by
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In a recent conversation on the Consistency Project podcast, I dove into one of the most common and persistent questions I get from listeners: 

  • How can I gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

Unsurprisingly, this is a common goal for many CrossFitters. Improving body composition (i.e., decreasing your body fat percentage) can better optimize one’s strength-to-bodyweight ratio, which is key for better fitness.

While you’ll often hear you must go through a bulking and cutting phase to do this, many in this community can likely achieve simultaneous muscle gain and fat loss (also known as body recomposition or “recomp”). 

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