Building Muscle Vs Dropping Bodyfat .
These are the most common training goals for females and males when training. .
There is just shy of four months difference between these two pictures. My own personal training goal is to get stronger and increase my muscle mass at the moment so then when I do eventually diet again I’ll have a lot more lean body mass(I’m currently up 5kg since increasing food volume and training volume). .
Below I’ve listed the pros and cons for both training goals. .
Fat Loss Con’s.
❌ Hunger may be common.
❌ Good sleep patterns may compensate.
❌ Regular social occasions may become a hinderance
❌ Strength and performance can decrease .
Fat Loss Pro’s.
✅ Body fat will be a healthy standard.
✅ Look good.
✅ Digestion functions well.
✅ Can put on muscle very quickly when gradually increasing kcals .
❌ Body fat will be higher.
❌ Can compromise on health markers if surplus is rushed.
❌ Can take a very long time
❌ A lot of stress will be placed on the central nervous system .
✅ A lot more flexibility in terms of what you can eat.
✅ Strength and performance will increase.
✅ Sleep quality will be a lot better.
✅ Cardio will be minimal .
I’m a big fan of weighing out the pro’s and con’s to clients when they first starting training with me and letting them decide what they want to do around the short and long term goals. .