The best of both worlds.
That's what everyone wants; for some its more then two worlds. For some; its to see Hanna Montana and Miley Cyrus in concert.
When it comes down to it; we can't all have what we want. (Unless you really DO dig the H&M duo)
In the recent past I've seen a surge of people (from beginners and beyond) that have said this or something similar:
"I want to lose fat, while gaining muscle"
This is a very common goal; and not a bad one at it.
For most; taking on the task of losing fat while gaining muscle is a daunting task.
If you can step back and think about what this statement is saying, you will start to see why this is such a task.
1.) You want to LOSE weight (preferably fat)
2.) You want to GAIN weight (preferably muscle)
Seems pretty counterintuitive; doesn't it?
Things tend to get easier in life if you can focus on one thing at a time.
Your next step should be to figure out which you are willing to sacrifice in order to start your way. Do you want to cut down and sacrifice some strength and size? Or do you want to sacrifice some asetheticalness (just made that word up) in order to gain some size?
Once you figure your choice out; focus on that. That is your goal.
There is ONE KEY POINT around these two ways of going.
If you do not want to yo-yo back and forth and get nowhere; your going to need to do a maintaince phase in-between.
That black line in the middle is what your weight level out to if you never did a maintaince phase; not the ideal situation.
So, with all this being said I will let the rest of you chime in with your experiences on cutting down and bulking up and everything in-between.
Hopefully this thread will allow some of the newbieï¿½??s and those of us who are planning on a change in themselves; find a better way of doing things.
Now, who's up for some Hanna Montana??? Takers?