Monthly Archives: October 2013

Build Muscle and Lose Fat At The Same Time?

By: Jordan Anderson

 

I hear people all the time say they are going to cut weight before they bulk up so they can lose fat before they put muscle on.  What if I told you you can do both at the same time?  I’m crazy right!?

By fasting, your body can burn fat for up to twenty hours per day as long as you keep your carbohydrate intake low and at night you can build muscle by what they call an “over eating phase” and by rest.

You may not see visible results every day because of hormonal fluctuations, and fluid levels but over time you will see progress.

When you “under eat” during the day and keep carbohydrates low your body is thermogenic (burning fat).  Your liver is getting detoxed and insulin production is rarely found.

At the middle or end of the day, you can stimulate growth through strength training and actually get an anabolic response from that and the large amount of carbohydrates, amino acids, and calories consumed at night.

So by fasting or carb back loading you can deplete glycogen which burns fat during the day, then you can rebound at night by making up the calorie deficit and getting into an anabolic state (build muscle).

The gains will be small and probably not visible right away but over time you can see results.

 

Source:

 

The Renegade Diet By Jason Ferruggia

 

 

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