Last updated on August 13th, 2015 at 10:36 am
Welcome to ‘how to build muscle and lose weight at the same time’! Does it not sound nice, to know that you can lose weight and build muscle simultaneously? Well, i think so, because is like killing two birds with one stone.
However, some people have the notion that, it is not possible. But the truth is that, it is very possible if you adhere to the proper routine.
I stated in my previous article how you can calculate your protein intake, if you are overweight. Your food intake is one of the strategies of attaining this feat. And I want to explain how to build muscles and lose weight in a very simple fashion.
Who Can Achieve This?
Unfortunately, not every one could be able to build muscle and lose weight at the same time. People who are well advanced in body building may not be able to achieve this. Persons that are already training consistently and have achieved their potential muscle growth may not attain weight loss while building muscles.
On the other hand, if you are new to body building and have not started developing muscles, and still have much room for muscle growth or have not even started out in working out, then you have the chance of achieving this.
How Do I Build Muscle And Lose Weight At The Same Time?
Before I go further into this, it is important to note that, losing weight while building muscle is much slower, therefore, there is the need for you to put patience in your pocket, that is to say, be patient. Let’s be realistic, you are up against an uphill task. But the important thing there is that, it is very possible to achieve. Though, there are claims on the internet that you can ‘quickly‘ lose weight while you gain muscle mass, it is either lies or it involves the use of drugs.
Now let’s see how to lose weight and gain muscles at the same time. Like I mentioned earlier, it is by applying calorie deficit method. What does this mean? This means that, your food intake will be reduced, and will not be 1 or 1.5 grams to your actual body weight in pounds, but instead it will be calculated with the ideal body weight you wish to have. So, you have to apply this method to your daily protein and carbohydrate intake.
It is important that you don’t rush things and put your self in huge percentage of calorie deficit everyday. You should not have more than 20% calorie deficit for a starter, because it is also established that calorie deficit reduces the body’s ability to repair the damage you cause to the muscles through exercise. Thus, listed below are the recommended daily calorie intake. And note that, this has to be calculated with your actual body weight this time.
- 1.2 gram of protein to 1 pound of body weight daily.
- 1 gram of carbohydrate to 1 pound of body weight daily.
- 0.2 gram of fat to 1 pound of body weight daily.
The next thing to do, is to head over to www.calorieking.com, open up an excel and start selecting foods you like. You can always add or remove foods as you desire until you find the appropriate diet plan that suits you and your nutritional needs. Do this every day, except you may eat more or less on what ever you want once a week.
With adherence to this, you can lose about 1-2 lbs in a week, without feeling of starvation. But you must stay strong at the gym.
How Do I train?
High Intensive Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT Cardio has been proven to be more effective in losing weight and increasing muscles, because HIIT burns more fat faster. You can do the treadmill sprint for 20 to 30 minutes per session and not more than 3 to 4 sessions in a week. The shorter the sessions, the better, that way it will help to preserve the muscles even as you lose weight.
Getting enough sleep
Sleep deprivation is known to affect muscle development. A study conducted on insufficient sleep reveals a decrease in growth of hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1(IGF-1) levels, which is responsible for maintaining muscle mass. And unfortunately, it also decreases weight loss. You may also go further to see what the National Sleep Foundation has to say concerning sleep deprivation.
Weight loss and building muscles at the same time is possible as you can see, but the question is;
- Would you be ready to move into action and stop beating yourself so hard that you are overweight and cannot do anything about it?
- Would you pull yourself out of that misery and decide on how to shape your life?
- Can you just make that decision today?
If your answers to those questions are YES, YES, YES, then you are on your way to achieving weight loss and building muscles at the same time.
Soon, I am going to be reviewing supplements that will improve and help in muscle growth, even when in calorie deficit.
Oh, I have done that, click here for the best supplement.
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