You may remember the other week I mentioned about a cutting cycle I was runnning through after purposely increasing my body fat percentage so that I could put a little 'show and tell' kind of project together. Pictures, dietary information and training systems used to highlight just one of the ways out there for not only fat loss, but muscle retention and possible gain at the same time. So, to give you all some further information I have found this great little article by Ryan Andrews based on as the title explains, 'Carb cycling'.
There is always confusion when it comes to protein and the gym. Where as most men believe that lifting a couple of dumbells and wolfing down gallons of shakes they will look like Jay Cutler in a matter of weeks. And many women fear that protein and weights will get the similar Jay cutler look and maybe grow a pair of balls along with the mass (Not literally guys) But the truth of the matter is that no matter what form of exercise we do, protein plays a very important role not just in building muscles to be bigger, but to also aid in recovery to help prevent muscle wastage. But the key area of worry/desire for people hitting the protein is mass? Will get get huge? The answer..... Not really. The reason for this is down to training intensity, calorific and macronutrient intake, calorie expenditure, testoreone levels, rest and recovery to name but a few. Its not easy to pack on size. But in terms of Protein being a good guy or bad guy, hands down he's a good guy.
Well here I am and here it is, my first blog on my new site www.ma-pt.co.uk. Firstly welcome fellow fitness finatics to the no gimmicks but instead all proven information, stats and supplement information out there. With this in mind I want to fill you in what I have been doing over the past month or so and explain a little more about the 'muffin top' title.
Right, I got myself up to around 18% bodyfat, ON PURPOSE. I know I know, why is someone who loves fitness doing this? Well to highlight certain key aspects of all training and nutrition. Notice I said nutrition and not diet? Diet is used so loosely nowadays, mainly for 'weight loss'. But a Diet is a lifestyle. We all eat and drink, that is our diet be it healthy or not. My journey of the muffin top is to show that with a 'Balanced diet' and a good exercise stratergie linked in with best times to eat and what to eat is going to be more efficient and healthier than so many carb restriction plans which will not only drain your energy s...