I see some total rockstars in the gym that run faster, lift heavier and train longer than I do. I see some people in the gym twice a day, but they aren’t getting any fitter or thinner.
Don’t get me wrong, not everyone is trying to get thinner, but I’m talking about people I KNOW who want to get thinner. My first thought is they are working extra hard in the gym to make up for what they are not doing at home in the kitchen.
It happens all the time. People OVER-train because they are UNDER-disciplined with food. (I know, that’s not a word, but you get my drift).
It is hard to build muscle when you are constantly trying to run the food (and fat) off. It would be better, in my opinion, for you to practice MORE discipline with your eating and relax a bit in the gym.
Do less cardio and more diet. Why? Because running doesn’t require a lot of muscular power, so our body is more likely to burn muscle and store body fat since that is the primary source of fuel for that activity.
However, HIIT training, weight training and a proper high-protein diet teaches our body that we NEED muscle. If we can control our caloric intake, boost protein, weight train and not rely on so much cardio for fat loss, we can lose body fat with our diet, while maintaining (or even adding) muscle to get the results we want.
It will take a different kind of strength and will-power than the strength and will-power it takes to get our lazy butts to the gym, but it will deliver results faster than just trying to work the weight off.
Is it time to boost your efforts in the kitchen? Give it a try! I promise it will be worth it!!