Posted On 25 Aug 2021
How would you like to build the perfect male physique? Would you like to gain muscle and lose fat quickly? Then you’ve come to the right place. If you want to develop bigger muscles and get more ripped. If you want to develop a six pack or if you want to get rid of that extra fat you need two things from your body. Sound confusing? It’s really not.
If you want to lose a lot of fat and gain a lot of muscle all at once it can be difficult. That’s because they are at opposite ends of the scale. If you want to build new muscle your body will require additional energy, which means more food and more calories. To lose fat you need to eat less and that means fewer calories. So how can you do both.
In the early stages of building muscle and losing fat there’s a bit of a balancing act. It starts by eating right. You will need to increase your calories to develop muscles. Increase your protein and decrease the fat in your diet. To maintain that muscle will take more energy and that means fat will be burned. In addition, if you’ve lowered your caloric intake, you’ll see even quicker results.
What many don’t know is that the more muscular you become the harder it gets to lose fat. But don’t despair. It’s all in the balance. On average men will gain approx. 9 pounds of muscle for every 16 pounds of fat. In the earliest stages you’ll lose fat and gain muscle quicker. As you reach your body’s upper limits your success will begin to decline.
If you’ve been fit before it will be much easier to lose fat and build muscles. Muscles have a memory and even if you’ve let them get out of shape, they’ll quickly fall back to their muscle memory if you decide to get back in shape. This is great news!
To gain muscle and lose fat quickly spend the first 5 weeks building muscle and then the next 3 or so weeks losing fat. There are two methods that work well for achieving your goals.
The Bracketing Method – You cycle your calorie intake and carb intake through the week depending on the kind of training you are doing.
The Sawtooth Method – This method involves losing fat and gaining muscle until you reach a body fat percentage you previously determined.
By the end of the 8-week period you’ll be leaner, have less body fat, and look fantastic!
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