Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Strength When Leaning Out

A quandary I often face:  Losing strength as you lean out.    I always want the best of all worlds.   Don’t we all?  

When you are dieting down, it is a fact that you will lose strength.    It varies but an average is for every 10 lbs.  you lose in bodyweight, you will lose  about 5% in total strength.     This is specifically true if you do hardcore dieting.   You will indeed lose energy and endurance. 

However, if you just cut back a little (slower and not as drastic) and  stop doing cardio more than 2-3 days a week,  there shouldn’t be near the loss in strength.   You will get lean but it will take more time.

Bottom line:  Pick your goals, but for overall fitness that last a lifetime, lean out slowly and keep up your strength. 

Stay tuned……………

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