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Muscle Gaining Secrets

Nov 4th 2012 at 7:50 PM

Can you gain muscle weight without getting fat?

There are two common fitness goals: gain muscle mass and lose body fat. Unfortunately, in most cases, these two goals are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

Develop muscle mass will require that ingest a surplus of calories because, well, let's face it, you can not build muscle out of nothing (unless of course you have some chemical help).

On the other hand, lose fat mass will require you to have a negative calorie balance because that is what will make your body burn additional body fat as fuel for its tissues.

Starving yourself to achieve both goals simultaneously, rarely going to be a good approach because chances are you end up beating around the bush and going nowhere.

Most weight lifters will have to accept some fat gain when they are looking to gain weight, but how much fat should add is the real question. This is the variable that hope to influence.
Can you really gain weight without getting fat?

With respect to adding muscle mass can take two approaches.

Some just take the approach of eating as much food as they can swallow. Suddenly life becomes a 24 hour buffet in their quest for muscle mass as they think that the more food from their bodies, the more muscle synthesis occur.

This way of thinking is very wrong. The body can only absorb a certain amount of muscle tissue at once and after he did, all remaining calories are simply going to be stored as fat muscle. Plain and simple. And you, my friend, are no exception to the rule.

For those people who are out there taking in five thousand or more calories a day, this is obviously going to be much more than they need and will result in a considerable amount of fat weight you do not want in the course of three to six months (time period in which people win "volume Muscle Gaining Secrets").

The second option is to adopt a more moderate approach and only eat so many additional calories as necessary to support this muscle growth and that's it. This allows you to get as much lean muscle as possible without the accumulation of a monstrous amount of body fat.

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