View Full Version : your opinion: bulding muscle while burning fat...

06-17-2006, 10:46 AM
so i was at the gym yesterday and i was talking to a couple of my friends there that are personal trainers. And we were talking about the very hard, and very wanted process of bulding muscle while burning fat (w/out steroid usage) We talked many senarios, etc and we came to this for a conclusion:
probably the moste useful and effective way that would work to do this would be to:
do cardio A.m. on empty stomach (burn fat)
do weights p.m. (build muscle)
whats your opinions on this?

06-17-2006, 11:45 AM
Fasted cardio is a bad idea. there's a thread on this. Your body just ends up burning less fat later in the day. Its a wash. Plus you won't burn as much since you'll be low energy and you risk burning muscle.

Weights whenever.

You really can't do both at the same time without micromanaging (unless you're a newbie or overweight....when you're overweight your body is actually primed to do both at the same time). Best to concentrate on one or the other.

06-17-2006, 01:07 PM
o.k. thanks, but i have a stupid question...
how is that boxers and other athletes can do one or the other, like they can stay ripped and then bulk up a little while staying extremely ripped?
just curious.

06-18-2006, 02:25 PM
Who says they do? They don't.

Those that do = drugs.