Sunday, September 22, 2013

You gotta hooooollllddd on!

How  do you hang on to muscle mass but also cut fat?

Muscle is something 99% of the population work their butts off to get.  Once you get it you don't want to lose it.

Here are a few tips on how to maintain muscle while still losing fat!

1. Sprint!  Sprinting allows you to get some cardio in but also activates type 2 muscle fibers.  Ever seen a skinny sprinter?

2.  Lift weights!  Duh!  The more muscle you have, the more fat/calories your body will burn.  So if Steve has 100lbs of muscle and Sam has 50lbs of muscle and they both sit on the couch and watch tv for 1 week and eat and drink exactly the same thing... Steve will lose more fat. 

3.  Add in some (30-90min) of very low intensity cardio once to twice per week.  Be careful not to make this too intense.  If you have to breath out of your mouth while performing this type of cardio, you are going too hard.  If you go hard all the time the ugly hormone cortisol will rear its ugly head.  We don't want that.

So, sprint, lift some heavy stuff and add in some easy cardio!