Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sunny San Diego
The only way to do both efficiently is through a super-strict, but protien heavy diet and alot of patience. By focusing on either gaining weight or losing bodyfat instead of both, you are able to concentrate all calorie intake and expenditure towards that specific goal. In doing so you will be able to reach that specific goal a bit faster, but the opposing goal will suffer slight;y as a trade of for rapid results. Essentially the mechanisms and rescources that build muscle are adversly affected by those needed to burn fat, and vice versa, causing a "push/pull" effect when doing them concurrently. You can, however, tailor your program to burn fat faster, but in return muscle growth will slow (and in extreme cases halt or atrophy). Adversly, you can gain muscle a bit faster, but don't expect the pounds to melt off as quickly (if at all). If you are looking for faster results chose one or the other and stick with it until your goal is reached. Then you can work on the other, but optimally just be patient, eat and train smart, and both will come in time.
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