You are not alone if you are trying to find out what it takes to transform a fat body to a muscle body. Many people want to achieve this goal. Many tried at it and failed , but many accomplished it. Getting the right information before you start your body transformation quest is important to reach success.
It can be confusing to a certain degree when you are searching for fitness information to go after your body transformation goal. So with that in mind, I did my best to put together this article to provide guidance and helpful tips for people who are aiming to go from fat to muscle in body shape.
First, lets clear up any misconceptions
If by any chance you believe that transforming your body from fat to muscle can be done quickly, easily and magically with the use of a special product you need to get that thought completely out of your mind. In order to get rid of body fat and put on muscle for a lean muscular physique you must use a good diet and workout program for losing fat and building muscle.
The processes of losing fat and building lean muscle to reach ultimate body transformation cannot happen overnight. It requires a certain period of time of cumulative fat loss and muscle gains through a diet and workout program to see significant changes in your body composition. You also cannot turn fat into muscle. It is physiologically impossible to convert body fat into muscle. You can only burn fat off your body and gain muscle to replace the fat.
How Should You Approach Getting Rid of Body Fat And Putting On Muscle?
The best way to begin your endeavor to transform your body from fat to lean and muscular is to focus on losing a large amount of the fat first. But at the same time you have to use the right program to preserve all your existing muscles. And you may also gain some muscle in the fat loss phase if the right conditions are present.
This is what “getting lean” really is. You are getting rid of fat while keeping the muscles you have (preserving your lean body mass). If you are losing both fat and muscle you’ll just be getting a lighter and smaller body, not a muscular body. Much worse, losing muscles and retaining fat may make you look smaller but still fat which is called “skinny fat”. You don’t want that!
That’s why it’s important to pay attention to the difference between fat loss and weight loss. Weight loss means reducing body-weight which could be fat, muscle or water with diet and exercise, and could easily be tracked by weighing yourself on the scale. Fat loss on the hand is losing body fat alone without losing lean body mass (getting lean) and it cannot be tracked accurately by focusing on the scale alone.
In order to know if you are losing fat or muscle you must measure and track your body fat percentage. You could also get an idea of your body composition results by looking at the appearance of your body in the mirror and paying attention to your strength levels.
If you are losing fat without losing muscle and gaining some muscle in the process, as could happen with the right type of nutrition and workout program, you’ll begin to sculpt a muscular physique. When the fat burns away from your body the muscles will begin to show up to create a leaner, more solid and more defined body.
Some people may even end up with an impressive lean muscular physique by simply losing fat, preserving all their muscle and gaining as much muscle as they can without going exclusively on a bulking phase to build muscle.
But if it so happens that you lost enough fat to reach a very low body fat percentage but you are not happy with the amount of muscle mass you have on your body, all you have to do is simply switch your program to gaining muscle without fat to increase your lean muscle mass level.
Always Focus on Reducing Body fat And Increasing Lean Muscle Mass
The concept of getting a lean muscular body is simple – keep your focus on reducing body fat and building muscle. Because the two goals conflict in the most crucial area – the caloric requirement (a caloric deficit for fat loss and a caloric surplus for muscle gain) it’s difficult to lose fat and build muscle at equal rates.
However, if you are using the right nutrition and training program to maintain muscle in a fat loss phase and avoiding fat gain in a muscle building phase, you’ll be on the right path to sculpting out a muscular body with very little fat which is the same approach used by fitness models and bodybuilders.