Can my fitness goal be losing fat and building muscle simultaneously?
Lose fat build muscle is what everyone wants. Yes it can be done and yes it can be done very efficiently.
I did it and am still doing it.
For some folks this has a different meaning. For some trainers, losing fat and simultaneously building muscle may mean the end result looking like a bodybuilder. The show muscle physiques. That is not what I mean. I have no experience with that.
If you are obese, losing fat and building muscle at the same time demands different programming of activities and nutrition. There is a whole branch of science focused on treating obesity.
Then there is the overweight trainer needing to lose5, 10, 20, 30 to 40 pound of body weight, while building functional muscle.
Functional lean muscle mass vs bodybuilding show muscle:
By functional muscle I mean just that. Connective tissues, core muscles, lean mass muscle created by a suitable strength training program.
It works like a champ!.
Yes you can Build muscle, lose fat, create a new posture, build new cardiovascular conditioning without using cardio , increase stamina, build amazing hormonal reaction, gain amazing grip strength, get all-around super jacked up, feeling like a champ – heck yes you can lose fat and build muscle.
If you are smart enough to figure out how to program this into your life, backed by total focus on nutrition and recovery and if you are lucky enough to be able to afford such a life style, yes you can build muscle and lose fat at the same time.
If you try to work this project ( build muscle and lose fat) by using your own formula of training, sub standard nutrition, inadequate recovery, you may not be able to achieve the goal and then it is easy to be negative about it.
How to fail
Most people fail very quickly by imitating some bodybuilder routines, cardio training, split routines, isolation exercises, excessive running, taking supplements, buying gym memberships, eating junk food as nutrition, etc and failure rates are very high in that group.
It is a big puzzle for most everyone.