A few months back, I was reading about a self-professed skinny fat guy. He had a big pot belly that made him really self-conscious (said it made him look like he was pregnant). But he was skinny everywhere else. According to a body mass index (BMI) chart, he was slightly underweight. That is, his weight […]
How to Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle: 3 Simple Rules
All the best advice on how to lose fat without losing muscle is stuff you probably know already. It’s not particularly exciting or new. It’s not going to transform your body overnight. In fact, some would say it’s pretty obvious, and they’re probably right. “That’s all old news,” they think to themselves. “Tell me something […]
Body Recomposition: How Long Does It Take?
What is body recomposition? How long does it take? And what’s the best way to go about changing your physique for the better? Here’s everything you need to know. Here’s what you’ll learn in this article: What Is Body Recomposition? Body recomposition is a term used to describe fat loss and muscle growth that happens […]
Bulking and Cutting Q&A
Every day, millions of people ask Google some of life’s most pressing questions, big and small. And I’ve taken it upon myself to provide you with the answers. Today, I tackle eight of the most popular questions on the subject of bulking and cutting. 1. What’s the Difference Between Bulking and Cutting? The main difference […]
Can You Build Muscle in a Calorie Deficit? Yes, But There’s a Catch
Is it possible to build muscle in a calorie deficit? If so, what’s the best way to go about doing so? Here’s everything you need to know. Long story short, it is possible to gain muscle in a calorie deficit. Not everyone can do it, and not everyone can do it to the same extent. […]
How Many Calories Does a Pound of Muscle Burn… Really?
Some say that for every pound of muscle you gain, your body will burn an extra 50-100 calories per day. According to Adam Zickerman, author of Power of 10: The Once-a-Week Slow Motion Fitness Revolution, “three extra pounds of lean muscle burns about 10,000 extra calories a month.” Zickerman also says that three extra pounds […]