Ok, been lifting for a couple years and was getting to the point where you could tell I visited a gym but had too much body fat, especially belly/gut fat. This is me a few moths ago, sucking in the gut a bit;
Well, those few months ago I decided to lean out for beach weather and started a new high volume full body workout routine, lot’s of walking/hiking, rowing like crazy (think half marathons and 10k’s on the erg) and really cut down the carbs. After almost 3 months of this I have lost a LOT of my muscle that I busted my butt for and if anything, proportionally, my belly is even bigger!
So, what went wrong with my strategy? For now I’ve ditched the high volume routine and went back to what was working, cut out all the long walks/hikes, rowing and added the carbs back. So I fully expect to get that muscle back for winter and my plans of being a studly zoomer for the beach gone.
What should I have done differently?