4 Tips For Getting Lean

By Ryan.

When it comes to getting in shape, working out isn’t enough.  You have to combine the perfect amount of all the elements in order to attain the ideal result: lean.  Lean means the highest amount of muscle gain with the least amount of fat.

If you are only exercising and not focusing on nutrition you will simply build muscle underneath the fat.  Or possibly not build any muscle at all by canceling it out with poor food choices.  Conversely, if you only focus on nutrition and no exercise, you can wind up being what is referred to as “skinny fat.”

It’s important to incorporate all the aspects of a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve your fitness goals.  Take a look at some of the best following tips for getting mean and lean.

Take Supplements

Many people find that they are doing everything by the books and yet not seeing the results that they want and need.  This is when many people turn to a supplement in order to give their body the boost it needs to go over the edge.

By taking a supplement that has the right blend of nutrients, you can turn fat into muscle which wouldn’t be possible otherwise with only nutrition and exercise.  Take a look at some of the many different options out there and see which blend is right for you.  If you are looking for weight loss, usually a low carb and low sugar supplement which promotes metabolism is ideal.  Whereas if you are looking to gain, you should take something with muscle building compounds and high carbohydrates.  

Take Care of Your Diet

Experts say that diet is almost 80% of your fitness results.  By engaging in a diet that includes healthful and whole foods rich in raw leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, and whole grains, you can ensure that your body will get the proper fuel that it needs without storing it in unflattering locations.

Dieting is something that should include occasional periods of still enjoying the food and drinks that you like.  By not holding yourself back from your desires, you increase your chances of not giving into temptation and going completely overboard.  Remember everything in moderation, even moderation.

Combine Cardio And Strength

Multiple fitness studies have concluded that the combination of cardio and strength training is the best possible way to get fat off in the shortest amount of time possible.

High-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT training, is one of the most popular ways to combine these two effective forms of exercise.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a great way to get those last stubborn 10 pounds off that just won’t go away despite all your efforts.  Fasts are between 12 and 24 hours and done about 2-3 times a week depending on your comfort level.

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Jan 05, 2017