Ways to Lose Muscle Mass on Purpose | Nutrition Fit



Is It Politically Incorrect To Say “Lose Muscle on Purpose”?

You always hear people say slim down. I am as much to blame as the next person. For the most part, it is something that people don’t like to face head on. For some, it makes perfect sense for them to try to lose muscle because they want to.

Isn’t As Much Muscle As Possible Supposed To Be Gained?

Losing weight, or losing fat is always being talked about, but never losing muscle. People always seem to view losing muscle mass in a negative light. Actually, by following what the mainstream media says, gaining muscle is much better than losing muscle… but is that always the case?

Nine Years Ago, I Lost Over 25 Pounds of Muscle

I spent over 12 years attempting to get as big as I could through working out. I couldn’t find clothes that fit right, I felt heavy and slow, and I was tired of carrying around all of the extra weight. I also came to the realization that I really didn’t look good, and as big as I was, it seemed like I was trying too hard. I slimmed down in about a year. Now that I have less muscle to lug around, these last nine years I have felt and looked better than ever. Here is the way that I accomplished this:

All Direct Resistance Training on My Legs Was Cut Out

Since I always thought it very important to train my lower body as well as my upper, this decision was difficult for me to make. When you have large legs, just about any kind of resistance style exercise will allow you to maintain that size. I did lunges, and used light weights. Low rep training was also tried. For the most part, low rep training isn’t known to enhance the size of muscle a lot, but when it comes to legs, one has to be careful.

The Best Way To Lose Muscle is Through Marathon Cardio

Marathon Cardio is what needs to be done to begin to lose muscle mass. By doing steady state cardio, in a medium to high intensity on a treadmill for a long time period, this is known as marathon cardio. Try for 45-60 minutes at the fastest pace you can do safely for that long. Boxers use marathon cardio to “make weight” for an upcoming match. It is really referred to as road work, but it is very high intensity running for a long time period.

The Process is Faster With Less Calories Being Consumed

By consuming less calories during this time period, you can really see results faster, just don’t over do it. It is great to eat less calories anyway sometimes during the year, so that your body can detox, and your digestive system can have a little bit if a break. Just don’t eat anything before you begin to workout, and not right after exercising either, you should wait about 1-2 hours before you eat anything.


Source by Rusty Moore