Can you add strength without adding size?
- 10-11-2012, 07:27 AM
- 10-11-2012, 08:47 AM
yes; lose fat add muscle. Other than that adding strength can be as simple as improving your form or technique. Don't be afraid to workout to add strength, its not like your gonna jump 20 lbs or even 10lbs in a month. Hell not even 2 months. Where are you trying to add strength?
- 10-11-2012, 08:51 AM
Eating at your current maintenance will not be a good idea as you have additional activity and stress on the body. You'll need to increase calories and allow the body to adapt to the overreaching period before delving into trying to lose fat.M.Ed. Ex Phys
10-11-2012, 08:58 AM
10-11-2012, 09:55 AM
Will I keep the muscle I have if I throw cardio in there? Will I need to increase my calories?
10-11-2012, 09:58 AM
Basically I wanna get into fighting shape and keep the muscle I have. I'm gonna need to do a good amount of cardio and strength training but I wanna keep my muscle and possibly add more without adding fat and possibly losing some fat
10-11-2012, 10:04 AM
10-11-2012, 10:10 AM
10-11-2012, 11:14 AM
I agree a little with what everyone's said. Eat high and clean calories and you'll see progress. It you want to lose fat and gain muscle as well as have enough energy to fight you're going to have to eat above maintenance if you want to perform at your best. The only thing that sucks is you're going to have to eat AT LEAST 90% clean calories in order to achieve this. Gains will come slow.
10-11-2012, 11:53 AM
So basically the cleaner I eat the better I will do? And does clean mean no saturated fats and no sugar/white flour?
10-11-2012, 11:54 AM
And if I'm doing low reps can I still maintain my muscle?
10-11-2012, 11:57 AM
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