If you have a desire to look like a body builder you may need to throw out a common misperception that you need to get strong lifting weights while cutting calories. Unfortunately, following a regiment like this may be detrimental to your end goal. In this article the author makes a case for focusing on “getting ripped” separately from trying to shed pounds as one is counterproductive to the other. The author instead details how you should add calories to “bulk up” while lifting first then alternate to a lower calorie diet to drop weight realizing that in doing so you will also lose some muscle mass.
- Most men who start working out do so in order to improve their physical appearance, to look thinner with great muscle tone.
- Most men start workouts that affect both, leanness and muscle building. That will work at first, but then the getting stronger part usually plateaus.
- In order to be strong and lean, work on getting strong first, then work on getting lean.
“Despite what the internet or that dude-bro at the gym might say, you cannot get both super lean and super strong at the same time.”