Are you afraid of entering a “cutting phase” because you are skeptical about losing your precious muscle mass?
No worries, I had the same issue before I dedicated myself to get lean and shredded for my first fitness competition.
When it comes to torching slabs of fat in a short period of time while maintaining your hard earned muscle mass, there are a few key points that you may want to focus on. You see, starving yourself and running on the treadmill 5 times per week might help you lose weight, but a less extreme and more thought out approach will help you burn fat. Did that not make sense? Losing weight and burning fat are two totally different things. Losing weight (muscle, fat, water, etc.) can easily be done by burning more calories than you consume. However, keeping your hard earned muscle for a sharp, toned, fitness model physique is a little more complicated when entering a “cutting phase” (and less draining).
Fat Burning Secrets I used to drop 14% Body-fat in 14 weeks…without losing a pound of muscle
Tip #1 – More Weights, Less Cardio
One huge mistake most people make when trying to burn fat is they decrease the amount of weightlifting and increase the amount of cardio. Although this approach could work given the proper nutrition and balance between the two, increasing the weightlifting and keeping the cardio at a minimum allowed me to keep my hard earned mass, gain new mass while in a deficit, and burn fat around the clock.