Over the last 3 emails, I talked about how to gain muscle, why it wont make you bulky, and why cardio is not the best way to lose bodyfat/tone.
So, this time, I figured I would drop this final pearl of wisdom…
You will not achieve the sexy female body you want by training alone.
Let me repeat that.
That’s the TROOOOF. (Can you handle it?)
Nutrition plays a significantly larger role than training does in body composition, irrespective of goal. Training sets the stage for change, nutrition makes it happen.
So what does that mean for you? If you are trying to gain muscle, you have to have your nutrition dialed in, or AIN’T NOTHIN’ GON’ HAPPEN!
Which means…YOU GOTTA EAT! And you cannot fear carbs. You need carbs to grow. CARBS ARE YOUR FRIENDS!
Now, I am NOT giving you an excuse to go all KOBAYASHI on some Ben & Jerry’s every night.
But, when consistently eating more calories than you are burning (like 200-400 depending on your metabolism), while you are regularly hitting heavy (relative to your strength level) compound lifts 3-5x/wk, your body will take the extra calories to create muscle.
Your training provides the proper stimulus, then your nutrition helps you rebuild the muscle you broke down stronger than before. RECOVERY IS EVERYTHING!
If you are thinking…. SO, you’re telling me that if I LIFT HEAVY + EAT MORE, the extra calories will go towards building the body that I want and not make me fat? YES!
You better not think you are going to gain muscle eating like a bird? NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO IN THE GYM.
You cannot gain muscle in a calorie deficit (eating less than you burn). Why? Because they are competing adaptations.
Why would the body create a metabolically expensive tissue (burns lots of calories at rest – which is why it is good for long term fat loss) when your body is not even getting enough to control its current output? That’s right…IT WOULDN’T. So stop expecting it to.
Once you gain the extra muscle you desire, burning your last amounts of fat will be easy because you will have all the extra help of some muscle horsepower to burn the fat and reveal the sexy feminine body that you have built.
So, what are you going to do now?
You have to eat a balanced diet emphasizing protein, carbs, and healthy fats slightly over the amount it takes you to maintain your weight.
An easy way to do this is have the same types of meals everyday, but the days you lift weights, have an additional meal of carbs and protein (a protein shake and .25-.5 cup of oatmeal or some dextrose works great here) which will set you up perfectly to gain muscle and recover from your work out. BOOM. EASY.
And, if you STILL aren’t gaining any weight…then you have to EAT MORE!
BUILDING THE FEMININE BODY YOU WANT IS GOING TO HAPPEN 70% IN THE KITCHEN, SO GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT!
AND GET SOME HELP FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING!
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