"I'm eating clean and exercising - so why has my butt gone 'floppy'?"
"I'm training hard (and in a calorie deficit to 'lean out',) but my performance is declining!"
"My muscles are being replaced with cellulite... even though I've cut carbs!"
You may have heard that strength training is a great way to speed up your metabolism. That lifting weights is fantastic for weight loss, and specifically fat loss. Perhaps you've even started strength training, but still find yourself in one of these pickles:
- You've been strength training for a while, but you're still not seeing "results"
- You've plateaued and can't lift any heavier despite continuing to train consistently... in fact your performance is starting to decline
- You've noticed your muscles have gone flat, floppy, and deflated (a phenomenon called sarcopenia), and you don't like the look of it
- Perhaps you've even observed there's more cellulite or fat deposited on your belly or on the backs of your arms - even though you're eating "clean"
- You're lifting and you're in a perpetual calorie deficit to "lean out", but the scales aren't budging
- Despite strength training you're not building or even maintaining muscle
- You're getting injured frequently
- You're not recovering well from your workouts. In fact, being sore and tired for days after every workout is the norm...
The problem is not that you need to train harder, restrict calories, or cut carbs even more.There is a good chance that you're not actually eating ENOUGH to build or maintain your muscle mass.