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    Hey TSR!
    Like most people my new years resolution has been to become fitter I'm really going to try to stick to it.
    I'm a male, 5'9 at 140 lbs and my goal is to have around 15% body fat, I'm around 23% at the moment.
    Now, I've done some research around the topic but I need to specific help.
    Is it possible to lose fat and gain muscle mass at the same time?
    If so how? I'm not too worried about my weight, I just want to get rid of excess fat on my stomach. BMI shows I should be 'Normal' but my belly looks hideous :mad:
    Any help will be appreciated!
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    Yes it is. Muscle can simply replace fat. Don't worry about the stomach for now. Do a clean bulk, then cut. It's still exercise.


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    140lbs is lightfor your height. Read the stickies. Do some resistance training and add some muscle . You'll look better. You most likely lack muscle and have become skinny fat.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    140lbs is lightfor your height. Read the stickies. Do some resistance training and add some muscle . You'll look better. You most likely lack muscle and have become skinny fat.
    Would you say Resistance training 5x a week combined with HIIT training 3x a week is good enough?


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    (Original post by Bambi_bambi)
    Would you say Resistance training 5x a week combined with HIIT training 3x a week is good enough?


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    Easy tiger. Training more than 6 times a week is HARD and doing HIIT in the same day as weights/resistance training is very difficult unless you are very well conditioned. My opinion is stick to cardio and HIIT on your non-lifting days and really give it some beans. Remember cardio is primarily good for cardiovascular health and it's NOT necessary for fat loss -- food can address that. I think cardio is awesome for all round health. Also you will find cardio affects your strength gains as it isn't easy to recover if you're training 6 days a week....

    3 times resistance training, 3 times cardio is plenty enough per week. Concentrate on good quality work which is what will make your grow and get stronger, not tonnes of quantity.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Easy tiger. Training more than 6 times a week is HARD and doing HIIT in the same day as weights/resistance training is very difficult unless you are very well conditioned. My opinion is stick to cardio and HIIT on your non-lifting days and really give it some beans. Remember cardio is primarily good for cardiovascular health and it's NOT necessary for fat loss -- food can address that. I think cardio is awesome for all round health. Also you will find cardio affects your strength gains as it isn't easy to recover if you're training 6 days a week....

    3 times resistance training, 3 times cardio is plenty enough per week. Concentrate on good quality work which is what will make your grow and get stronger, not tonnes of quantity.
    Thanks!


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