Building muscle and burning fat

If I had $5,000 for every time I was asked if someone can burn fat and build muscle simultaneously, I would probably be a rich guy.

I want to kick this off by acknowledging that it is definitely possible to build muscle and burn fat over the course of a week, a month or even a few days. Cycling your calories has been proven to do this.

But this column is not about cycling calories. So let’s just let that sink in before you go throwing science at me.

This article is a direct result of getting a lot of messages from people about their progress. When I ask them what their goal is, a lot of people say something like, ‘I want to build lean muscle and burn some fat.

The problem is, many people seem to think this is possible to do at the same exact time. As in, eat the ….