What's the best way to bulk up AND lose fat?
February 15, 2005 7:59 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to bulk up in addition to losing existing body fat? [more inside]
posted by dustinAFN to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have seen much conflicting information on this topic. I am in my early 20s and have a tall, rather lanky build. At 6'4" and 162 lbs, I am generally regarded as being anywhere between 15 and 40 pounds underweight. I would ideally like to gain enough muscle mass to go up at least one waist size. At the same time, I have some small existing areas of fat (i.e., stomach) that, although not excessive, would only worsen by taking in a large amount of additional calories. But I haven't started any serious cardio exercise for fear that I would get dangerously skinny.
What might the ideal body strategy for someone like myself consist of? Should I treat these two goals as separate entities, losing the fat first before trying to gain muscle?
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