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Maybe one of the biggest questions people ask is â€œHow can I gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?â€
Thatâ€™s right up there with â€œHow do I get six pack absâ€
The problem is, you get a million different answers and they all seem to conflict with each other.
Even the experts have different answers.
So whatâ€™s the deal…
is it really possible to lose fat and build muscle simultaneously?
Short answer: Yes…
itâ€™s possible to do both, that is gain muscle and burn fat at the same time.
Long answer: Itâ€™s difficult and itâ€™s complicated.
First we have the issue of whether you really lose fat and gain muscle at the â€œsame time.â€
Well, yes, if your definition of the â€œsame timeâ€ is say, a month or 12 weeks. But in that case, youâ€™re probably not gaining muscle at the â€œsame timeâ€ literally speaking, as in, right now this very moment you are reading this, or 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for months in a row.
The best explanation for whatâ€™s really happening is that you alternate between periods of caloric surplus (anabolism) and caloric deficit (catabolism) and the net result is a gain in muscle and a loss in body fat.
You see, if you stay in a calorie surplus, itâ€™s the bodyâ€™s natural tendency for body fat and lean body mass to go up together. And if you stay in a calorie deficit, itâ€™s your bodyâ€™s natural tendency for body fat and lean body mass to go down together.
There may be exceptions, but the general rule is that it is usually very difficult to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time â€“ the mechanisms are mostly antagonistic to one another. When big increases in muscle and big decreases in fat are seen at the same time, itâ€™s almost always the result of â€œunusual conditionsâ€ â€“ I call them X factors.
The 4 X-Factors
The first X-factor is â€œtraining ageâ€ . Ever hear of â€œnewbie gains?â€ The less trained your body is and the further you are from your genetic potential, the easier it is to gain muscle. The reverse is also true â€“ an advanced bodybuilder with 20 years experience would be thrilled just to gain a few pounds of solid dry muscle in a year!
The second x factor is muscle memory. Itâ€™s easier to regain muscle youâ€™ve lost than it is to gain new muscle in the first place (ergo, the fat out of shape semi retired bodybuilder who starts training again and blows up and gets ripped â€œovernightâ€).
The third X factor is genetics (or somatotype). Ever heard of the â€œgenetic freak?â€ Thatâ€™s the dude who sprouts muscle like weeds even when heâ€™s on the â€œ50-50 dietâ€ (50% McDonaldâ€™s and 50% pizza)â€¦ and he never gets fat. (That dude chose the right parents!)
The fourth X factor is drugs. It would stun (or sadden) you if you knew how many people take performance and physique-enhancing drugs. Iâ€™m not just talking about pro bodybuilders, Iâ€™m talking about â€œJoe six packâ€ in the gym â€“ not to mention those fitness models you idolize in the magazines. How did some of them get large muscle gains with concurrent fat loss? Chemicals.
Iâ€™m not a gambling man, but Iâ€™ll place a wager on this any day: Iâ€™ll bet that in 99% of the cases of large muscle gains with concurrent large fat losses, one or more of these x factors were present.
Thatâ€™s not all! There are actually 5 more X factors related to your body composition and diet status (the X2 factors). I talk about those in my new program thatâ€™s going to be released on September 28th. More on that later.
So youâ€™re not a beginner, you donâ€™t take roids, youâ€™re not a genetic freak and you have no muscle memory to take advantage of. Are you S.O.L? Well, I do want you to be realistic about your goals, butâ€¦
There IS a way for the average person to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.
The Secret: You have to change your â€œtemporal perspective!â€
Traditionally nutritionists and fitness pros have only looked at calorie balance in terms of 24 hour periods. At midnight, you could tally up the calories like a shopkeeper closing out his register, and if the balance were positive, youâ€™d say you were in a surplus for the day. If the balance were negative, youâ€™d say you were in a deficit for the day.
But itâ€™s entirely possible that you might pass through periods of â€œwithin-dayâ€ surplus where you were in a highly anabolic state (for example, you eat the biggest, highest carb meal of the day after your workout), and you were in a deficit the rest of the day.
Furthermore, exercise changes everything. certain types of training will alter your hormones and physiological response to how you handle calories and nutrients.
If you did intense weight training, and you timed your nutrient intake just right, isnâ€™t it possible that you could gain a small amount of muscle during those anabolic hours, while losing fat the rest of the day? Granted it might only be grams or ounces â€“ but what if you kept that up for a week? A month? Three months?
As you pan out and look at the bigger picture, what if most days of the week you were in a deficit for the entire day, and on some days of the week you were in a surplus? If so, then isnâ€™t it possible that over the course of the week, youâ€™d have a small net gain of muscle and loss of body fat as a result of the caloric fluctuation?
These within-day and within-week phases are what I refer to in my new book as nutritional microcycles and mesocycles. If you also had a primary goal with a longer term focus of several months, say 12 weeks or 16 weeks, that would be a nutritional macrocycle.
What Iâ€™ve just described is nutritional periodization. Some people call it cyclical dieting. Itâ€™s where you manipulate your calories (primarily by fluctuating carbohydrate intake, hence â€œcarb cyclingâ€) in order to intentionally zig zag your way through periods of surplus and deficit.
The end result: muscle gain and fat loss during the same time period!
I know that someone out there is having a hissy fit because Iâ€™ve only talked about calories: deficits and surpluses. Rightfully so. Calories matter but thereâ€™s more to it than calories â€“ most importantly, hormones and â€œnutrient partitioning.â€
If youâ€™re in a calorie deficit you are going to pull energy from your body. The question is: From WHERE? If your hormones are out of whack because youâ€™re eating crap and youâ€™re living an unhealthy lifestyle, you could lose more muscle than fat in a deficit and gain almost pure fat, not muscle, in a surplus!
But WHAT IF you could manipulate within day energy balance, use nutritional periodization AND control your hormones with food and lifestyle strategies?
NOW we are seeing how concurrent muscle gain and fat loss are starting to look possible!
Make no mistake â€“ concurrent muscle gain and fat loss is a difficult goal to achieve. Itâ€™s the â€œHoly Grail of Fitness Goals.â€ The good news: difficult does not mean impossible. Or as George Santayana said, â€œThe difficult is that which can be done immediately, the impossible, that which takes a little longer.â€
If youâ€™d like to learn more about losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time, I just recorded a fantastic introduction to the subject in a one hour interview and you can have it for free as a gift because I want to get the word out about my newest ebook, The Holy Grail Body Transformation System.
In my new book, youâ€™ll hear all the details about nutritional periodization, cyclical dieting, hormonal manipulation, within day energy balance, nutrient partitioning, AND the all the X factors, including the 5 â€œX2-Factorsâ€ â€“ which are the keys to gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time.
Youâ€™ll also get my new â€œTNBâ€ training system, which was originally published as a workout in Menâ€™s Fitness magazine. Then I expanded it into a total program that has never been seen before except in my memberâ€™s only inner circle.
My new free report that you can download now in MP3 and PDF (transcript) is available for a limited time this week over at my new Holy Grail website. Itâ€™s a great introduction to the program and youâ€™ll pick up some great tips just from this free report alone.
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