So what is the best way to build lean muscle mass and burn stubborn fat?
This is a topic that I never stop researching…
I am absolutely obsessed with it because I like to get my clients and myself that best and fastest results possible.
For the longest time, I was told the correct way to train is split training and you have to eat oats and eggs before every training session. If you train on an empty stomach, you will break down lean muscle mass. Oh and don’t forget to eat every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism up. Have you ever heard this?
I followed this for years with little to no results. I had an extra 40lbs on me. I was bloated, tired and feeling like it was time to give up on my weight loss journey and settle for the body I had. Have you ever felt that way?
If so, keep reading. I am about to show you what I did, how I switched it up and how my results were better than ever before.
My OLD routine with split training was…
Monday: eat then do Legs, eat some more
Tuesday: eat then Back/Cardio, eat some more
Wednesday: eat then Shoulders/Cardio, eat some more
Thursday: eat then Legs, eat some more
Friday: eat then Arms/Abs/Cardio, eat some more
Once I was sick of not seeing results, I started doing more research on why I wasn’t seeing results. I had struggled with arms my whole life. I never really had muscle definition in them, I held extra fat in my triceps (hormone imbalance alert) and it made me so insecure because people would always make comments like “you train all the time so why don’t your arms change?”
As I did more research on gene activity, I figured it’d be a good idea to try Full Body Training 5 days a week. I learned that working your muscle groups 3 times a week is best for results so I made my workout routine accordingly.
My NEW Full Body training…
Monday: Fasted Legs, cardio fast until 11/12
Tuesday: Fasted Upper body/ core/cardio, fast until 11/12
Wednesday: Fasted Legs/ cardio, fast until 11/12
Thursday: Fasted Upper body/core/ cardio, fast until 11/12
Friday: Fasted Full Body/Cardio, fast until 11/12
After doing this for a few months, I felt stronger, I had more definition, lowest body fat ever, I had more fun with my workouts since I wasn’t just focused on one muscle group and let’s not forget the amount of time I saved in the gym. Once I had success with it, I switched a majority of my clients to it as well to see how they liked it. They loved their results and reached their goals a lot faster.
Even with the success of myself and clients, I was still having trouble accepting this new way of training because for the longest time I was told, you NEED 48-72 hours of recovery if you really want to see results. So of course, I went back to research and science and had a whole new light on muscle growth.
How I was training before, I wasn’t stimulating my muscles enough. With the new way of training, I had more metabolic benefits, stimulated muscle growth more often and I burned more calories during each workout. On top of all those benefits with full body, my joints are never sore now because I am not lifting as heavy like I was during spilt training.
So with my experience, I truly love doing the full body workouts. I went back to fasting since eating before lifting just completely slowed me down and I now have better results and energy through my entire workout. A lot of my clients train this way and love it but I don’t recommend doing it right off the bat especially if you have a medical issue or are new to fitness.
If you are new to fitness, I recommend eating something light and training full body. Once, you feel you can train without eating before then make the transition into fasted workouts and see how it works for you.
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