There are plenty of different bodybuilding sites nowadays that tout the use of enhanced recovery in order to achieve maximum gains.
Enhanced recovery calls for using different substances and techniques in order to stimulate muscle growth without needing a normal amount of rest. That means that you will have less down time in between workout sessions.
The ultimate goal of enhanced recovery is to increase gains within a shorter period of time, it won’t get you closer to your long-term goals. You, as a bodybuilder, should know straight off the bat that decreasing the rest your body needs is counterintuitive. Not only is it unhealthy, it is also unsustainable. Eventually all that neglect will catch up to you.
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You probably immediately read the title and laughed or sneered.
A lot of people think it’s not very possible to reduce fat and bulk up at the same time. In fact, it sounds outright contradictory.
The problem with this thinking is that bodybuilders have to lose while making gains if they want to be competitive. It’s one of the main banes of our profession because we have to show off pique physical condition with all the vascularity and toning we can get. I have come up with my own technique of simultaneously getting big and slimming down, which is one of the many things you can learn with my VIP Membership.
In the meantime, let me tell you a few ways you can start losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time. It’s possible. I promise.
If nothing else, you should be doing cardio for a healthy body and overall fitness level. The biggest muscle gods can look ripped, but they will probably be in horrible shape if they don’t do cardio. A fantastic physique is great, but health is ultimately more important? In any case, what I’m about to tell you will really get you thinking about cardio.
The main reason why bodybuilders stray away from cardio is because people say it burns more muscle than fat, and this is true, but not always. In reality, you can do cardio up to 6 times a week, but you should alternate between high intensity blasts and slower cardio. Mixing it up really gets your metabolism on edge and over time your body will tap into your fat stores (the slow burning stuff) rather than your muscle (the fast burning stuff for spur of the moment energy).
With cardio, the thing you really need to be concerned about is your energy levels throughout the day. When your energy really sags and you become lethargic, that probably a sign you’re not eating enough calories. If you barely have the energy to go for a short run,
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Most people think that getting into great shape is as easy as saying, “I’m going to start going to the gym every morning.”
If that were true, there probably wouldn’t be an obesity crisis in America today. The truth is, if you want to work towards a great body, you have to prioritize it.
The truth is, I have days when I just don’t want to do it at all (especially cardio). But bodybuilding is more than just working out when you feel like it. It’s an entire lifestyle that you have to stick to in order to get any results. Take it from me – it’s not easy, but nothing you have to work for is supposed to be easy.
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