Muscle-building hard truths

Muscle-building hard truths…⁠⁠

Muscle-building hard truths

Are any of these news to you? ⁠⁠

If you want to TONE UP = BUILD MUSCLE⁠⁠

If you want to GET LEAN = BUILD MUSCLE⁠⁠

If you want to SLIM DOWN = BUILD MUSCLE⁠⁠


If may seem counterintuitive, but to lose weight, you need to build (or maintain) muscle. ⁠⁠

But you can’t do this if you are…⁠⁠

Focusing on burning calories⁠⁠

Using only booty bands to grow your glutes⁠⁠

Avoiding heavy-for-you weights because you think they’ll make you bulky⁠⁠

Not eating enough to *actually* build muscle (muscle isn’t created from nothing)⁠⁠

Doing random workouts with no goal in mind ⁠⁠

More muscle mass = A healthier body = A more toned, lean, slim look and easier, more sustainable weight loss.⁠⁠

My number one tip? ⁠⁠

Choose heavy-for-you weights and focus on a simple strength training circuit including exercises like squats, deadlifts, bicep curls, and shoulder presses, 2-3x’s per week, rather than logging an endless amount of hours on the treadmill.⁠⁠

Want an easy solution for adding some strength training to your workout routine? ⁠⁠

The #dirty30challenge starts next week, right after Labor Day. It’s a FREE fitness challenge intended to help you get back into a regular exercise routine. ⁠⁠

Just complete 4 quick and dirty workouts in 5 days! All you need is a set of dumbbells to participate. ⁠⁠

What do you think?

Nate Mitchelle

Written by Nate Mitchelle

Hi, I’m Nate Mitchelle, and I love to write about fitness, food, lifestyle, and wellness. I love sharing discoveries, tips, and tricks I’ve discovered to make life more beautiful and fun!

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