Exactly How to Build Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time
In the old-school world of fitness, you only focused on one goal at a time: either losing fat or gaining muscle. But what if you want to trim down and get stronger? Can you strive for both at the same time?
“Building muscle and losing fat at the same time is like Beyoncé performing at your birthday party,” says Boston-based strength coach Roger Lawson, C.S.C.S. “Everyone wants it, but it's only likely to happen under a very specific and magical set of circumstances.”
While it can be super tricky, accomplishing both of these seemingly contradictory goals at the same time is doable. These tips will help you crack the code.