How To Turn Your Body Into Lean Mean Muscle Machine

In our modern day and age, the amount of people that wouldn’t change a thing about themselves is ridiculously small. With this said, it’s quite clear that no matter what our fitness level is, how dedicated we are to our workout routine, there is always room for improvement. If you are satisfied with your weight (if this is the case, you are a very lucky human), one thing that must be bothering you is how to become leaner and make your body tighter. Since this is a problem that even the best bodybuilders face, it needs to be addressed.

There are rules that you should understand when it comes to getting ripped and keeping it that way. Let’s talk about the four pretty well accepted pointers. Don’t be fooled, though, each of them requires time, dedication and sweat to give good results.

  1. Pack Your Nutrition With Protein

There is a significant difference between living on a low-carb diet as opposed to a high protein diet. While low-carb diets are great for weight loss, they are not very easy to keep up for long periods of time, because you need carbs, protein and fats to maintain a healthy biorhythm. Also, protein is there to help you stay lean after you’ve worked so hard to reach this goal.

One of the main reasons for you to choose eating food packed with protein is the fact that it keeps you full longer, so you don’t have worry about being constantly hungry, which makes us fall of the wagon in the first place. Another interesting fact is that our body uses far more energy to digest protein than all other food components – around thirty percent of the protein calories are burned up during digestion, and less calories is always better. So, if you want to be leaner, definitely tuck in into all animal-based products and vegetables in abundance.

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  1. Important And Fragile Balance Between Cardio And Calories

This is the one of the points you should be most interested in because it will get you to your goal, whatever it may be. However, it will requires a lot of your attention and dedication.

After you lose weight, you will be faced with a series of tweaks that will make all the difference if you manage to do them right. When it comes to maintaining your ideal weight, you will have to turn to cardio. The rules are quite simple – the more calories you ingest, the more time you will have to spend doing cardio. There are some problems that you may encounter on the way, but they are all manageable if you know how to approach them.

First, check your progress at least once a week, so you can keep track of what is going on with your body. If you manage to lose both muscle and fat, that is not good, so increase your daily calorie intake up to two hundred more than usual, and lay a bit lower on cardio. If you’ve gained weight, you know what you must do – downsize those calories at least by three hundred every day and crank up the cardio.

  1. Know How Much Calories Are You Should Have In A Day

Maybe this is not a very well-known fact, but that doesn’t make it any less true – the leaner you become, the quicker your metabolism will be. This is where your body composition is very important, because when you know the percentage of fat in your body, you can moderate and understand the caloric intake you need to become leaner every day, bit by bit.

For this system to work, you have to be aware of exactly how much energy you use during the day, so learn answers to these questions – how much energy do you need for the basic body functions (BMR)? How much energy goes into working out and all other daily activities (TEE)? How much energy is spent on your digestion and other connected bodily functions? When you know this, you can easily understand what your daily calorie intake should be.

 

  1. Measure Your Results Every Week!

Don’t live in the dark. You need to be sure about how your body composition changes, but to do that, you need exact numbers. Make sure to take your measurements at least once a week, or even more often if you can. Keep in mind that if you want to maintain your body weight at an optimal number, your calorie intake should be the same as the number of calories you use up during the day.

In the end, it all comes down to how disciplined we are about our goals of becoming leaner, and this is a goal that must be pursued with equal persistance every day to give best results.

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