If you ask me “WHAT IS 5 SECRETS” for having this body at age 50, well, here will be my answers.
This is seriously hard-earned information. I am employing each of these 5 key principles to reach success and it WORKS!
Slot your diet in just above the starvation cutoff level for your body.
Too little calories and your body will think you are in a starvation phase which will shift weight loss from fat to muscles = smaller muscles and fat levels stays the same.
When the calories of the diet is just above this starvation cutoff level then weight loss will be shift away from your muscles to your fat storage = bigger muscles with less fat around them showing your ripped look.
How do I do that: With bi-weekly weigh-in sessions and taking body measurements with fat calipers on various places of your body to monitor the skin fat levels. When you drop on the scale and your caliper measurements stays the same then you are in a starvation phase. Up the calories by 10% and redo measurements in 2 weeks. As soon as no muscle loss occurred, then you will hit the sweet spot where fat will be started to used for energy.
NO CARDIO! Cardio is the single biggest threat to muscle size. The body’s natural reaction is to decrease muscle size drastically when faced with moderate to severe cardio.
No marathon athlete has any noticeable muscle size for this simple reason.
Forget about “burning off your fat” with cardio it is complete counterproductive for a person in quest for a muscled look.
When you are in your cutting period do only 80% of your normal weight training routine. Your body is fed less than normal and you cannot put too much strain on it with extreme lifting otherwise it will result in a catabolic environment.
PROTECT YOUR MUSCLES when training.
You need to take BCAA’s and L-Glutamine before and during training to protect your muscles from going catabolic (shrinking) while training. These two supplements divert energy to be used from fat storage and not muscles during workouts.
DO NOT TRAIN MORE THAN 4 times a week.
The body is under severe strain due to the training and cutting diet and thus needs more time than usual to recover and built. More than 4 times a week training and your muscle growth will flatten out and even decrease. If you’ve trained a muscled group on day 1, it is literally smaller for at least 48 hours while in recovery. On the 3rd day it should be back to size before the training session and only on day 4 to 7 does real growth occur.
Water, water and water – go for 4 to 6L per day.
When fat breakdown occur ir metabolizes and the process needs lots of water to be effective or it will slow down. This process also release many toxins in your body that was stored in the fat and that needs LOTS of water to get out of your system effectively. High water intake will have a dramatic effect on fatloss in a focused cutting diet.
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