10 Ways to Lose Muscle

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    Feb 04, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
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    i have my doubts about number 2, what do you guys think about?
    http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/10-ways-lose-muscle
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    Feb 04, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    The article is sound,.

    With regard to item #2, cardio is a sure fire way to drop off muscle, especially if you aren't eating enough calories, but, there's more involved and that has to do with how calories are found, and utilized, with steady state, extended, cardio.

    Vastly more effective for fat loss, muscle preservation, cardio threshold improving is HIIT, and without the impact injuries and imbalances of some steady state cardio, and the muscle loss.

    You'll want to study up on HIIT.

    Resistance training is the only exercise that will increase your metabolism (by adding muscle) as you grow older, increase your glucose tolerance (as well as increasing your insulin sensitivity), and provide you with strong bones.
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    Feb 04, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    I wish the author had offered a list of alternatives for #4. I can think of a few workout philosophies that he might be referring to, but it would be nice to see it specified.

    4. YOU FAVOR BODY-PART WORKOUTS
    Breaking your training down into chest days, back days, and arm days over- works some muscles and neglects others. It’s an old-school way to train—and it’s incredibly outdated. Most guys still do it, and many make gains for a while, but their progress eventually comes to a halt, usually due to injuries. Body-part routines also prevent your biggest muscles from ever learning to work together in the kinds of coordinated effort you need to lift really heavy weights—another major avenue for fast growth.
  • calibro

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    Feb 04, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidThe article is sound,.

    With regard to item #2, cardio is a sure fire way to drop off muscle, especially if you aren't eating enough calories, but, there's more involved and that has to do with how calories are found, and utilized, with steady state, extended, cardio.

    Vastly more effective for fat loss, muscle preservation, cardio threshold improving is HIIT, and without the impact injuries and imbalances of some steady state cardio, and the muscle loss.

    You'll want to study up on HIIT.

    Resistance training is the only exercise that will increase your metabolism (by adding muscle) as you grow older, increase your glucose tolerance (as well as increasing your insulin sensitivity), and provide you with strong bones.


    if chucky says it, do it
  • MikeW

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    Feb 04, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    Nivek saidI wish the author had offered a list of alternatives for #4. I can think of a few workout philosophies that he might be referring to, but it would be nice to see it specified.

    4. YOU FAVOR BODY-PART WORKOUTS
    Breaking your training down into chest days, back days, and arm days over- works some muscles and neglects others. It’s an old-school way to train—and it’s incredibly outdated. Most guys still do it, and many make gains for a while, but their progress eventually comes to a halt, usually due to injuries. Body-part routines also prevent your biggest muscles from ever learning to work together in the kinds of coordinated effort you need to lift really heavy weights—another major avenue for fast growth.

    I'm still a novice at weight training but my understanding is one needs to mix up one's routine and include the big moves that recruit compound muscles such as squats. side bend squats, plank rows, burpees, pushups, pullups... that sort of thing.
  • brendanmuscle...

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    Feb 05, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    Inaccurate on two points- I've been body building for 9+ years


    2) Doing cardio on an empty stomach HELPS with fat loss. If you have not consumed recent carbohydrates, your body will be forced to burn fat! The key is though you need to keep the cardio fairly short, under 15 minutes for this session with moderate intensity (Best to do multiple cardio sessions every day) you can eat a bit of protein or a shake first thing, this won't affect you negatively as you aren't consuming carbohydrates.

    4) Very inaccurate, body part specific workouts are best! This is what most (if not all) pro bbers do

    points 6) and 10) are perhaps the most accurate.