Losing weight and shredding muscle to look lean (and sexy for some) is a process that takes time and effort, but if done properly, it can completely transform your body's appearance.
Regardless of your nutrition, exercise plan and supplements, consuming fewer calories than your body burns is essential.
One pound has 3500 calories, so if you consume 500 calories fewer each day, you can lose one pound per week. Not bad, right? However, you can get shredded even faster.
Increasing the frequency of your meals will help shred your body. Lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates (carbs) spaced evenly throughout the day will boost your metabolism and turn it into a fat shredding machine. The way it works is simple – to digest food, our body burns fat. So if you eat three meals per day, your body will spend calories digesting the foods you ate only 3 times per day. However, by increasing meal frequency to 6 meals (not portion volume), you’ll also burn more calories, as your body will have to digest foods 6 times.
Water is one of the best tools for shredding muscle. Our liver, which processes fat, relies on high amounts of water to function properly. Dehydration definitely slows down the fat-burning process and makes you one step further from getting shredded body.
Therefore, always drink eight glasses of water per day, which is equal to around two litres. A great way to determine whether you need to increase your daily water intake is to observe the colour of your urine. If it’s pale yellow you are drinking adequate amount; however, if it is dark shaded, you definitely need to increase your intake.
Change your nutrition:
To get shredded, you’ll need to make sure your daily calorie intake consists of 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fats. Apart from that, the post-workout meal (meal after your workout) is critical for improving recovery and building muscle.
Lift heavy weights
Contrary to what people think, lifting lighter weight and doing more reps is not the way to shred muscle. The heavier the weights are, the more energy you’ll need to lift it, so you’ll burn more calories. However, always pay attention to the right form, as it can prevent many injuries you certainly want to avoid.
Your body by itself can be used as a weight to perform many different exercises and luckily for you, Man Vs Weight is all about bodyweight training .
Of course, other objects in your house such as chairs, tables, couches, and even your gallon of milk in the fridge, can all be used as your gym equipment, too. All you need is a strong will and a lot of determination to use these tools to get yourself into amazing shape.
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