Have you been longing to get in shape? A fat loss diet is usually the first thought on anyone’s mind when it comes to getting that body ready for the summer. 

 

BUT - it’s no good trimming down if you have nothing to display underneath! We need a solid muscular foundation to display when the fat finally peels away, or you will look like you are all skin, and bones.


Building some muscle to enhance your body, before you lose the fat, is a great idea to develop curves, functional strength and confidence.


Don’t get discouraged when you hear ‘building muscle’. Rather, we want to amplify your muscular system, bringing up imbalances and giving you a figure that is curvy in all the right places!


Your Training

Your training should be based on HIT or High-Intensity Training methods. HIT is a powerful workout and burns a tremendous amount of energy in a short space of time. It focuses on developing speed, strength and explosive power.

Using this type of training program has the ability to shock any muscles that you don’t regularly use, giving your muscular system more balance. Use compound movements such as squats, lunges, pull ups and push ups to engage more muscle groups as you train, providing a better full-body workout.

Keep your rest periods short and push as hard as you can in the exercise movements. Focus on your speed and power and do not let your body cool down too much between sets.


Your Diet

The real hard work of any fat loss or muscle gain program is done in the kitchen, not the gym. Your attention to your nutrition is what makes up 90% of your success in achieving your physique goals. Make sure you avoid all refined sugars and cut down your consumption of white flour products and starches. Replace them with healthier, low-glycaemic choices that give you sustained energy over longer periods and avoid the dreaded sugar crash.

Keep your protein sources lean, eggs, salmon, and chicken are the best for any muscle building diet as they are calorie dense and protein rich. Make sure that you are using medium and long chain triglycerides in your diet. These fat sources give you a sustained energy level that’s important to assist you through your tougher training demands.


Stay committed

The success of building muscle, or losing fat, is directly proportionate to your desire to see your goals through to the end. At the end of the day when you step on the scale and look in the mirror, it’s all on you. Keep an eye on your training and diet and ask yourself if you are doing all you can within your capabilities to achieve your goals.


The Final Thought

Building muscle requires dedication, commitment, and work and if you do it right, you can build the foundation of a body that looks fit and functional. With the power of HIT and a good diet, you can build muscle and lose fat on your way to your dream physique.