The idea of you going to the gym, busting your rear end off sculpting a new body, and then find out that not only have you been working your body to burn fat, you’ve also been working your body to lose muscle is pretty disturbing! Let me explain how to avoid this calamity.
First things first. In order to burn body fat and gain
When you are exercising with goals to lose weight and build
When you are performing cardio exercises, your body taps into your fat stores for energy, thus burning fat. However, if you do too much cardio, your body will then begin to take a detour to your muscle for energy, thus losing muscle along with fat!
My recommendation, for those who are trying to lose weight and build
Another EXTREMELY important tip to not lose muscle when you are exercising is too make sure you are getting plenty of protein daily, in particular whey protein (which is great in supplement form such as a shake). Protein provides amino acids which builds and also repairs muscle tissue. It is recommended that you have 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. Poultry and fish are excellent sources of protein and are either low in fat or contain healthy monounsaturated fat. My advice would be to have a protein shake before AND after every workout to make sure your muscle growth and fat burning efforts are successfully accomplished.
Finally, the last tip you must incorporate is REST. You must rest your body to allow your muscles to repair and grow. Over training is dangerous and can thwart your muscle building goals.
In summary, if you want to successfully burn fat and build