Is It Possible To Build Muscle And Lose Weight?

A common thought when people first embark on an exercise program is that they’re going to lose weight and get really muscley. However the truth is it’s extremely difficult to do both of these simultaneously. Even professional bodybuilders focus on each goal separately.

You may of course notice people who were once overweight, looking stronger and leaner. However the most likely scenario is that they simply lost fat, so their muscle became more visually prominent. They may have seen minor improvements in strength if they were absolute beginners (these are often called beginner’s gains), but unless they focus on one area specifically they will not have significant results in either.

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The Beginners Guide To Weight Loss And Calories

Losing weight is not rocket science. It also isn’t easy. This may help explain why so many fad and crash diets go in and out of popularity – they often promise miracle results, which sound extremely appealing to dieters that are struggling the old fashioned way.

There are of course many legitimate diets and weight loss tips that will help you reach your goals, but at the core of all of these is a simple scientific process. Calories!

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