Popularity of 12-Week Weight Reduction and Muscle Building Programs
Today, people are conscious of their health especially due to the rise in lifestyle diseases. There are so many illnesses associated with body fat. People now want experts to help them transform their bodies from fat to well-groomed bodies, which have good shapes, no fat and one has muscles. Not everyone who claims to be a health expert in body transformation is good at it. Failing to use the exercises properly may not give the required results. The twelve week program is marketed by many as the best in helping people gain muscles and lose fat, but this is primarily an advertisement gimmick. This essay offers a report to show how hard it is for someone to lose weight and gain muscles at the same time, and hence prove that a 12 week program for a client does not attain the goals required.
Why It Is Hard To Lose Fat and Build Muscle Simultaneously
To lose weight, one needs to eat less, healthy, and workout while to build muscles, one need to eat more, healthy and workout. This is one of the reasons why it is hard to lose weight and gain weight at the same time (Fife, 2005). The body could attain both if it was possible for the body to use the excess energy required to build protein muscles from the stored fat. In this way, fat would be converted to the required energy. Unfortunately, the body at this catabolic state does not take muscle building as a priority, and hence it reduces the rate of muscle building. The two processes have opposed demands on the body. It is essential to note that metabolism, which is a process by which food taken is converted into energy for use by the body in various processes, regulates body processes. This means that even muscle construction and loss of weight (burning fats) depends on metabolism. Continue reading