Hi, I’m Dave. Allow me to introduce myself. About 2 years ago, I was ashamed with my weight, strength, and overall physical appearance. Oftentimes, I would set a “New Year’s Resolution” for myself, which as we all know, usually always fails.
Fast forward about 2 years and some hard work, and here I am today. I really never would have thought that I would be benching more than my own weight. Was it easy? No. Was it hard? No.
Building muscle while losing fat is actually quite easy, believe it or not (I would know)! However, there are some simple rules/techniques that you should follow in order to be successful. In this guide I’m going to give you some tips on how you can gain pounds of muscle while burning fat.
This is how you can spend half the time in the gym and spend much more time eating normal food and resting. Whether it be for attention from women, jealous peers at the gym, or anything else, building muscle can be a great confidence and health booster.
1) Create a Personalized Diet Plan
You’re going to want to try to eat about 1 gram of protein for every pound of your body weight, every day. If you don’t have enough protein, you will most likely lose a good amount of muscle. At the same time, having a good amount protein will help sustain and preserve muscle. Make sure to pick lean foods such as poultry, lean beef, chicken, eggs, and protein supplements. It’s important that you monitor your carbohydrates, too. Drink as much water as you can every day, as it is vital to staying hydrated and healthy.
A good diet plan is essential to anyone trying to gain muscle. Log your intake daily if possible to not only track your eating habits, but to ensure that you are keeping up with your goals and not skipping out on any important meals. One of my favorite tools to track everything I eat is MyFitnessPal.
One thing that I used to do was award myself with a “treat” every Sunday if I followed my diet plan thoroughly throughout the weak.
2) Get Enough Sleep
Many overlook this simply because it’s not seen as very important to many people. The truth is that you actually gain muscle when you’re not in the gym. Our bodies need quality rest after doing something strenuous such as weight training.
It is recommended that we get about 8 to 9 hours of sleep every day. If you sleep less, your body may not be able to function at its maximum potential. The last thing you want is to be fatigued even before starting a workout.
One thing that I’ve found extremely helpful is to keep a consistent sleep schedule. So, try to go to bed at the same time every night if possible. This will lead to you feeling better in the morning and your body forming its own alarm clock.
If you really want to lose weight and build muscle at the same time, you’re going to need to be dedicated. No excuses, no days missed, I think you get the point. If you take anything from the tips I have given you, remember this one.
Stop thinking and start doing. Start taking action and be committed to it. Without a commitment, any type of workout is useless.
4) Choosing The Right Workout
When I first started my journey to building more muscle, I thought that I could just do about 500 sit-ups and call it a day. I was definitely wrong. Choosing a proper workout will mean that you will be much more efficient, thus saving time and precious muscle.
The workout program that enabled me to be as fit as I am today is Mi40x by a friend of mine, Ben Pulaski. This new cutting-edge technique takes only 4 minutes to do and is secretly used by many body building professionals.
However, Ben has notified me that his technique is getting big supplement magazines angry since his site has been getting a lot of attention. Since his secret technique is being attacked by big companies, he has invited me to share a discount with people like you.
His program comes with a few great pieces to start you off and get you the muscle you want in half the time: