the thing is there is no good way to simultaneously lose fat and gain muscle.
the rationale for losing fat is
Taking in fewer calories than you expend
but building up muscle, requires eating a proper diet of protein, carbs for energy, and working out. (just working out will make you cut and strong, but not give you big muscles)
therefore, I recommend slimming down first, then working on the muscles.
to slim down, simply eat less.
sounds easy, but if you want best results:
no more junk food. no more soda. no more fried stuff.
you don't have to rely on salads, but have some vegetables, eat some fruits, get some whole wheat grains, some light meat, and get used to spicy stuff if you like flavor. Spicy = your best friend on diets.
then do aerobics at least 3 times a week for an hour a week.
just do not starve yourself. if your metabolism drops, your body will get the glycogen reserves in your muscles first and that will leave you with your excess fat.
and be patient. if you are in okay shape, with just a little extra stomach fat, do this for at least a month. you may not see instant results after a week, but remember, it's a slow work in progress. nothing in life is ever easy.
and I am not a big bodybuilder. i work out just to stay strong, not really get big. so I can't help you much there. there is another thread made by Bokes15 on the OTC page where yo ucan get pointers there.
Defense starts with your stamina endurance legs and feet... Defense is about speed, anticipation, and some strength. Defense is more than a mentality its also about desire and effort...
Fat does not turn into muscle and muscle does not turn into fat... to totally different things... fat is how the body stores energy also its used as a cushion and lubricant in the body.... eating right and never more than what the body needs to burn as energy you will stay lean. how big you get is determined by what you consume and how much you consume...
Cut out all sugary drinks (soda, kool aid, gatorade, etc - altho you can have a gatorade while playing, no big deal), avoid fast food, candy, cookies, too much dairy (high fat), pretty much anything with "partially hydrogenated" anything in it - or at least limit it, as well as "high fructose corn syrup" - work out about 5-6 days a week - i mean a treadmill or just walking around a track for 30 minutes to an hour will suffice, but if you add weights every other day (alternating lower body and upper body) you will tone up and lose the fat pretty quickly... if you play ball now then you probably aren't more than, what, 50 pounds overweight? so stick to that for a good 3-6 months and you'll see - just takes discipline
it improves your breathing, endurance, speed, etc... after 6 months you probably won't even go back to eating the way you were before
Last edited by Enigmatism : 03-16-2007 at 08:46 AM.