How To Blast Fat And Build Muscle With Group Training Classes
31 May 2019
Slimming World, keto, Atkins, the Body Coach – all different diets that equate to the same thing, which is being in a calorie deficit. While being in a calorie deficit will lead to weight loss, it’s important to remember that weight loss and fat loss are different. To many, building muscle and losing fat is an alien concept; understandable when it’s a concept that is so hard to master.
Skinny, fat and bulky are the results of poor planning, impatience and inconsistency. This can be avoided with adequate nutrition, cardio and weight training. It’s imperative to utilise strategies effectively to ensure maximum success in burning fat and building muscle. Spending hours on end in the gym isn’t necessary, simply train and eat smart.
Prioritise strength training
It is recommended that adults complete 20 to 60 minutes of rigorous exercise three times a week, or 30 to 60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise five times per week. With this in mind, you should aim to complete two to three strength circuits per week, engaging each muscle group every time. It’s important to prioritise strength training, because this helps you to retain muscle while losing fat.
Check out the local fitness classes at your gym, there is likely to be a ton of circuits in which you’re able to participate. Take inspiration from other people and use this as motivation – one of the many benefits of group training classes.
There really is no need to suffer from burnout with hours and hours of cardio. If you’re looking to build muscle, then strength training should always come first. This is because you will have more energy and focus to lift weights, your muscles will contract more effectively, and there will be less risk of injury due to fatigue.
Consider breaking up your workouts; keep cardio and weight training separate. If you find that cardio bores you, try to mix it up – head to a HIIT or spin class, go for a run or bike ride, or even go for a swim.
It’s important to keep things varied, as this will help to both prevent boredom and keep you focused. Also, if you continue to do the same exercise over and over again, your muscles will become accustomed and the exercise will prove ineffective.
Abs are made in the kitchen
If you’re pursuing that lean physique, then it would be wise for you to move towards it one step at a time. Once you feel comfortable with the training aspect of blasting fat and building muscle, it’s time to focus on nutrition. However, if you are struggling, a fitness boot camp can prove highly beneficial – this will help you to get to grips with all aspects.
It’s true what they say, you really can’t out-train a bad diet – fat will not be lost and muscle will not be gained unless your diet is rich in protein, healthy fats and nutritious carbohydrates. As a general rule of thumb, you should increase your daily protein intake so you’re consuming one gram of protein per pound of body fat.
Dense carbohydrates should be consumed pre- and post-workout, while leafy green vegetables and similar fibrous carbohydrates should be consumed alongside every meal. Fats such as avocado, cheese, eggs and fish should be consumed in a thumb-sized portion alongside every meal.