I am a 17 almost 18 years old teen very interested in gaining muscle and redefining it if you know what I mean.
I am 163 pounds and 5'8 almost 5'9 and I don't know what my body fat percentage is but it look like its about 15 to 18%.
I would like to drop that as low as possible maybe even 8% if i can maintain that but 10% would be great.
I would like to know because i have done some research and found out that i have to cut my carbs intake to about 50 to 100g a day !
I just started eating right for the past week and would like to know what i can do to still GAIN muscle but low BF %.
09-17-2012, 12:16 PM #1
Lower body fat percentage and GAIN muscle
09-17-2012, 12:24 PM #2
I'm gonna tell you a secret. So don't tell anybody else!
People who try to gain strictly muscle and no fat, or worse, trying to LOSE fat while gaining muscle... Usually get nowhere.
I'm gonna do you a huge favor and tell you to do something that will benefit you greatly.
Google this: A Cold Slap in the Newbie Face Recover More, Grow More.
It's an article on TNATION, and it's by Mark Rippetoe. Go read it, then come back onto this thread and tell me if your thoughts on this whole matter have changed any.
09-17-2012, 12:38 PM #3
09-17-2012, 12:54 PM #4
All hail Rippetoe!
Also, I was also going to tell you to stop counting your carbs but I didn't want to get yelled at by everyone in this forum. But since he said it, I'll say it too. Stop counting your carbs, they don't matter. If you're determined to change something related to carb intake, take them in about an hour before you lift. You'll have more energy that way anyways.
09-17-2012, 05:48 PM #5
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