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Gaining Muscle Mass Is Not The Best Way To Burn Body Fat

Jan 11, 2008
Adding More Muscle Isn't the Quickest Way to Your Fat Loss Goals!

I am sick and tired of hearing trainers tell their clients that they need to gain muscle to lose fat quickly. If this was the case, wouldn't all of the big guys be much leaner? In most instances it is the guys with a regular amount of muscle that are the leanest guys in the gym.

Adding More Muscle to Your Frame is a VERY Roundabout Way to Lose Fat

The math simply doesn't work out...you burn an extra 12 calories per day for each pound of lean muscle that you gain. Let's say you gained 10 pounds of pure muscle (which would mean that you probably had to gain 10 pounds of weight). You would burn an extra 120 calories each day from that 10 pound muscle gain.

Want to Lose Fat MUCH Faster? Then Diet and Cardio is the Way to Go

Diet and cardio can create a massive calorie deficit that muscle gain can't touch. Remember the fact that 10 pounds of fat can burn 120 calories more each day? Well, you could create a calorie deficit of close to 10 times that amount with a proper diet and intense cardio.

Too Much Muscle Can Ruin the Look of Your Physique

When women or polled they always say that too much muscle is not attractive. They are attracted to guys with regular physiques, but with exceptional muscle tone. Women with too much muscle look manly...and that is not a look to shoot for. The ideal look for a woman would be similar to a model in Shape Magazine. Guys are better off with physiques similar to Hollywood sex symbols, not Bodybuilders.

If you want to gain muscle, then work on gaining muscle. If you want to burn body fat, then diet and cardio is the way to go!
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