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Cutting Fat, Building Muscles


#1

CT,
I know it is not easy to cut fat while trying to build muscles as the latter requires you to be in a calorie surplus. However, if I just concentrate on cutting fat and doing both aerobics and weights, I tend to lose both fats and muscles...and my lifting suffers. I lift better when I "load on" eating a bit. Guess that's not surprising, but then I also become fatter.

So, I was figuring that since losing fats primarily means burning your fat stores or using fats to fuel your energy...would it make sense to do stress on a volume workout, moderate to high intensity and say 3 times weekly plus aerobics (walking) on alternate days? Thank you for your time.


#2

This should help you find what you seek.


#3

Amazing article.


#4

If you’re having issues losing muscle while dieting, try increasing your fat and protein intake and decreasing your carb intake. How many grams of each are you getting a day of F/C/P?


#5

Thanks Guys, the article was good. I suppose training should be varied as certain bodyparts of mine cannot tolerate too heavy training…fiber types-kind-of-thing. Macronutrients on non-training days about (C/P/F) 40:40:20; training days 50:30:20