I was recently asked if it is possible to simultaneously build muscle and lose fat.
So I thought I would answer that question on the Chorlton Personal Training website.
And the answer is YES! It is possible to build muscle and lose fat at the same time.
However, the likelihood of this being an achievable goal depends on your current shape.
If you are reasonably muscular already and have less than 10% body fat, then realistically, you will probably have to choose between building even more muscle or dropping even more fat. You will have probably heard that you need to be in a calorie surplus to build muscle and you need to be in a calorie deficit in order to lose fat - and therefore it is not possible to do both at the same time. If you are already in great shape, then this applies to you. However, if you are not in good shape then it does not apply.
Is it possible for an overweight person to improve how their body looks without actually loosing any weight?
In order for this to happen, the overweight person will need to lose some fat, and replace the lost fat with muscle. There is no change in body weight. This means there was no calorie deficit and no calorie surplus. However, there is still a noticeable change in body composition.
If you would like me to help you build muscle and lose fat, then please leave me a message on the Chorlton Personal Training Contact Page.