Saturday, December 17, 2011
Can you build muscle and lose fat at the same time ?
Unless you are one of those lucky mesomorphs that can build muscle while doing what ever they want and not following the rules of bodybuilding, you cannot gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. This is one of the strongest myths around the Internet society. Here is why.
To gain muscle mass you will need to eat more calories than your body burns daily. More fat, more carbohydrates, and more protein.
To lose fat you need to do the opposite. You will have to eat less calories than you need to maintain your weight.
Take a look at this Calorie calculator from Muscle Tech
There is only one way a normal human can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time and that is if you start taking steroids. In my opinion that is a stupid idea.
A bodybuilder must get trough two phases:
Phase 1: Bulking up
Phase 2: Cutting
If you follow this simple two steps guide you are going to achieve your ripped body quest. Never listen to everything the people from the gym are saying, most of them are steroid users. And others just don't know what they are talking about.
If you would like to know i just ended my bulking up phase, which means now i am cutting (losing fat). It works really well for me and for many others that are using the same technique. Take a look at the MuscleTech Calorie Calculator to learn how much calories you have to eat to maintain your weight and from there how much do you need to lose fat or gain muscle mass.
Read other posts:
Gaining muscle fast
How to get a six pack
Posted by John Gregory