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Can You Lose Fat And Build Muscle Simultaneously?

November 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Health and Fitness

The majority of people have two goals in the gym. They’d like to learn how to build muscle while losing unwanted weight at the same time. However, there are a few reasons why the majority of people never make that goal a reality.

Today, we shall look at what prevents most individuals from accomplishing their goals.

While those who are in their first few weeks of training are able to enjoy both fat loss and hypertrophy because of the shock caused to their body by their new healthy and active lifestyle, this period is short lived. Before too long they need to make a choice. What is more important to you right now?

Despite all of the scientific advances we have made in sports, the basic rule of weight loss is to eat less than you used to. That’s right, the first step really is that simple. Work out your existing daily calorie total on average and then try to eat slightly less.

However, if you want to build your body into a more powerful and appealing shape you will immediately encounter completely different advice. In order to get bigger you need to operate on a calorie surplus, i.e. eating more food each day than you currently do.

The two goals are complete opposites which can’t really be put together in the same routine. It’s impossible to eat less calories per day when you are eating more calories, right? For this reason, so many people train without any goal and therefore get no results.

The easiest way to build a more muscular body while dropping weight is to separate your goals and work on them individually. If you want to drop fat first and then focus on building, you should do that. If you want to build first then you should structure your diet and training with that in mind.

Once you accomplish your primary goal you can then start focusing on your follow-up goal.

Sometimes the easiest way to achieve two different things is to focus on one thing at a time. This is particularly true when it comes to fitness.

If you make growth your primary target you will notice that the principles of hypertrophy remain largely the same as they were twenty years ago. Focus on improving your big, compound lifts while getting plenty of good rest and getting on top of your diet.

If your goal is to learn how to build muscle while simultaneously losing figuring out how to lose weight, the facts you have discovered in today’s article will help you to prioritize your goals and begin accomplishing them rather than treading water.

Bio: Russ Howe PTI is the UK’s most subscribed personal trainer. If you need to learn how to build muscle or how to lose weight our free video guides will help you achieve more from your training.

Originally posted 2013-09-24 14:30:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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