No matter how hard I tried to get #lean, I could never do it by cutting weight. Naturally, I had a propensity to be #skinny#fat. #Dieting and #running 60 miles per week with my 20 year old hormones never resulted in #abs. Skinny, yes. Leanness, no. Why? Because I wasn’t naturally lean. If you aren’t, you will never get there by simply trying to get lighter.
After I gained over 80lbs of #muscle, it wasn’t just easy to get lean. It became difficult to gain #bodyfat.
People are obsessed with the question, “how do I lose weight?” But #weightloss is the wrong question. How do we make it hard to gain fat? The stronger you get and/or the more muscle you gain, THE HARDER IT IS TO GAIN FAT. Once it’s hard to gain fat, the path to achieving AND maintaining leanness is clear.
Ask 10 non-ectomorphs who have BECOME lean. I’m not talking about some amphetamine-using #IG “#influencer” who just scammed #500k #followers out #millions of #dollars. I’m not talking about some lifelong ectomorph. Find 10 people who were naturally pudgy or skinny-fat doughy from childhood into adulthood. I guarantee you won’t find a single respondent whose turning point came about without a muscle-building practice.
Of course eating matters. But the decision to discontinue strength and muscle building will result in an increasingly fatter body comp year after year, not to mention the correlation between weakness and deterioration of health. You’ll find that without muscle-building efforts, even if you do lose some pounds, they mostly aren’t body fat, and they won’t stay off.