No matter what your goal, there’s a time and place for building muscle. One of the top strategies to build muscle, which ultimately leads to a higher metabolism, a more chiseled look, and the ability to drop fat more quickly in time I found works well is inside the Double Edged Fat Loss 2.0 (DEFL 2.0), the techniques and methods help you grow muscle instead of shed fat.
As you might already know – building strength leads to the following:
* More Muscle
* A Faster Metabolism
* Easier Fat Loss
* More Will Power
* A Progressive Program That Avoids Plateau
Growing muscle essential to your fitness survival, according to Dr. Kareem, CSCS, HFS
More Muscle – this seems obvious, but lifting heavier and heavier helps you create more hypertrophy, or muscular growth. In order for your muscle to know to grow, it must fatigue out in about 6-10 reps. The lower the reps, the more your exercise biases muscular growth over muscular endurance, which are two totally different things.
A Faster Metabolism – muscle equals your metabolism. I’ve said this before. When you build muscle, your body consumes more energy from food. Ultimately, you have more area to feed with the nourishment of protein-rich foods that help deposit muscle glycogen in the muscle.
When it takes more energy to disperse the food source you’ve consumed, your body expends more energy.
Simultaneously, when your body has to repair minor tears in muscle, which take place with any strength workout, that also consumes energy. These two processes lead to a higher metabolism and faster fat loss/shredding.
Easier Fat Loss – this concept branches off of the above. With a faster metabolism, your body is able to get away with more when mismanaging your diet by accident. At the same time, you begin to develop an exponentially greater result from your workouts. More muscle needs to repair, and more calories are consumed from every meal. Therefore, every exercise reaps faster results and caloric deficits work even better.
More Will Power – building strength takes determination. Lifting a new amount of weight each time you workout takes serious dedication and pushing yourself beyond your limits. This is a cyclical behavior, I find, which leads to increased overall motivation in life. This is a great way to build motivation in all aspects of your life by concentrating on just one.
A Progressive Program That Avoids Plateau – when you build more muscle, your body is in a constant state of flux, or repair. It is constantly changing and reacting to the demands placed upon it, which, by definition, prevents plateau. Training new angles of exercises, types of muscle fibers, and muscle sequence variations is important, but so is growing muscle.