Chisel - not Sculpt

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    May 24, 2007 3:58 AM GMT
    My question is this: I'm not a big person, I don't want to be a big person. I just want more definition in my arms, stomach and butt. I can find plenty of advice on gaining definition but none can guarantee that I wont bulk up while doing it. How can I work out without and just burn that little extra fat that makes me look soft?

    [I just updated my profile, so there's more information about my habits and diet, as well as a body picture or two coming as soon as it all gets approved or w/e]

    Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated :)

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    May 24, 2007 4:31 AM GMT
    low weight. lots of reps.
  • atxclimber

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    May 24, 2007 6:02 AM GMT
    Don't increase your calorie consumption while lifting. There's really no way to bulk up without giving your body more molecules to stack up.
  • GQjock

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    May 24, 2007 10:30 AM GMT
    you definitely can do both...
    which is gain muscle and lose weight
    you just have to watch your diet
    eat sensibly
    balanced low carb - not no carb
    high protein
    and low fat (almost no fat)
    trim the alcohol
    cut the sugars
    lots of fruits and vegetables
    and nothing fried or fastfood
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    May 30, 2007 7:47 PM GMT
    Dudes, he said he wants to stay small.

    The easiest way to stay lean is to get big. Increased muscle mass burns more calories, so it's easier to stay lean. Why fat a battle to stay small?

    If you consume more calories than you need, you'll gain weight. If you consume fewer calories than you need, you'll lose weight. Whole industries are based on false belief systems about weight management.

    To stay lean you need to maintain low insulin levels. Read all about the function of insulin. To maintain low insulin levels, you need to eat low glycemic index foods. You can google on that, too.

    Staying just above ketosis, and out of the anorobic range, burns fat. Cardio, at a moderate pace, OR interval training. You can google on those, too.

    However, starving yourself induce what's known as famine syndrome, slowing your metabolism to a crawl. That's why fat people fail so much at diet. They don't understand the science.

    Educate yourself on science, and you'll be successful. No big words required.

    Again, though, the simplest way to get lean is to get big. Every pound of lean muscle mass burns 15 cals per day, every day, just sitting there.