Lose fat first or gain muscles first?

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Lose fat first or gain muscles first?

#1 Postby GGreen » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:53 am

What would you do and why?

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#2 Postby Odidnetne » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:10 am

If you did the traditional bulking and cutting, I'd bulk first, then lose all the weight in a nice cut, the other way around is cutting then bulking, then a need to cut again if you have too much fat.

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#3 Postby Kathryn » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:37 am

I'd go for muscle first, since added muscle mass will help you burn more calories by increasing your metabolism (though there are conflicting opinions about how much of a boost one can get).If you're a guy (?) then adding more muscle would be easier for you than if you're a woman. And women naturally store more fat than men, so we may need more cardio for our goals.

But, if you have a lot of fat on you, then concentrating on losing some fat first, by doing more cardio while still doing weight work (perhaps circuit-type workouts, as they are bigger calorie burners and have somewhat of a cardio effect) would be a good approach.



#4 Postby veganpotter » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:55 pm

I'm a cyclist so I say lose fat first lose muscle later

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