Episode 41 of the Fit Father Project Podcast is about ‘lean bulk’ and why you need to reduce your body fat before building muscle.
In this episode, we discuss why it's best to start building muscle when you're already in a lean state, based on scientific research and my own personal experiences with weightlifting and bodybuilding.
Lean bulk doesn’t mean you have to start out shredded!
For men, it's best to start gaining muscle around 15% body fat or less, and for women, it's 22-25% body fat or less.
Remember, these are just guidelines. Simply put, if you want to build muscle, but you have some weight to lose, lose the weight first.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- The concept of lean bulk.
- What ‘rebound' means in the bodybuilding/fitness community.
- How to improve your insulin sensitivity.
- Why, when you lean bulk, your body can actually take the calories and the foods that you're eating and send them to the right places.
- How to move from focused fat loss to structured muscle building.
- And so much more!
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*Please know that weight loss results and health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on lean bulk.