Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Registered User iGay's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2012
    Stats: 5'7", 187 lbs
    Posts: 3
    Rep Power: 0
    iGay is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit iGay's BodySpace
    iGay is offline

    Lose Fat and Gain Muscle at the same time... possible?

    Hey everyone.

    I'm 5'7, 187 lbs. I wanna drop down to 150 lbs... but I'm not sure if going to the gym would be wasting my time, though. I would like to drop down to 150 lbs, but at the same time, build some muscle.... then bulk.

    Is it possible to gain muscle while losing fat?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User affine's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Stats: 6'0", 187 lbs
    Posts: 43
    Rep Power: 0
    affine is a jewel in the rough. (+500) affine is a jewel in the rough. (+500) affine is a jewel in the rough. (+500) affine is a jewel in the rough. (+500) affine is a jewel in the rough. (+500) affine is a jewel in the rough. (+500) affine is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit affine's BodySpace
    affine is offline
    I have personally found it totally possible, contrary to what many people will say. I have _personally_ found heavy weight lifting to be the most effective form of exercise for fat loss. This has the extra benefit of increasing muscle mass and strength.

    The hardest part is getting a good workout every single workout. Saturday is usually my refeed day, and getting that good workout on Thursday and Friday is extremely difficult.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User dmacdonal9's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'7", 169 lbs
    Posts: 7,715
    Rep Power: 6518
    dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit dmacdonal9's BodySpace
    dmacdonal9 is offline
    It is. The newer you are to lifting, the more likely it is.

    Lift on a good program, not something you cobble together yourself. Get adequate protein and cut with a moderate deficit. Gains will be made.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User iGay's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2012
    Stats: 5'7", 187 lbs
    Posts: 3
    Rep Power: 0
    iGay is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit iGay's BodySpace
    iGay is offline
    Originally Posted by dmacdonal9 View Post
    It is. The newer you are to lifting, the more likely it is.

    Lift on a good program, not something you cobble together yourself. Get adequate protein and cut with a moderate deficit. Gains will be made.
    is All Pro's Beginner Routine recommended? I'm not exactly sure which routine I should do... don't know much about body building... was thinking either using All Pro's routine or the 12 week challenge by Kris Gethin.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User iviicrociot's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2012
    Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States
    Age: 31
    Stats: 5'10", 209 lbs
    Posts: 584
    Rep Power: 747
    iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) iviicrociot has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit iviicrociot's BodySpace
    iviicrociot is offline
    The All Pro's Beginner Routine is really good. Three days a week is enough for your body to adapt to without risking injury and it encompasses full body which is what you want for fat loss. After you've done that for 6 months, if you feel you're ready there are some really good 4 day splits to look at then, whether it's push/pull days or splitting body parts. I started with something similar to that on machines just to get my body used to it and then moved onto a 4 day split that is mostly free weights now. Definitely have gained a lot of strength, unsure about the muscle mass though. I was probably 45% body fat when I started and in the upper 20s now.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User dmacdonal9's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'7", 169 lbs
    Posts: 7,715
    Rep Power: 6518
    dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit dmacdonal9's BodySpace
    dmacdonal9 is offline
    Yep, All Pro's is great. Or Starting Strength or stronglifts 5x5.

    Read this.

    Those sorts of programs are the best way to go if you want to make a good start for long term progress.

    If you are just looking for a quick and easy intro, Gethin's program isn't too bad to at least get started. Eventually though, if you stick with it, you'll probably want to return to a strength building program.
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-19-2013, 03:18 AM
  2. Is it possible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time
    By FearlessTiger7 in forum Losing Fat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-18-2012, 11:27 AM
  3. Lose fat and gain muscle at the same time? Possible?
    By p0lish_sausage in forum Workout Programs
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-17-2011, 05:54 PM
  4. How did this guy lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?
    By JohnAppleQbee in forum Workout Programs
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 07-25-2010, 02:39 PM
  5. Lose fat and gain muscle at the same time - possible?
    By Big_biceps in forum Workout Programs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-12-2008, 06:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout