Yes, if you truly want to have the best body you can, improving your body composition is the key. You definitely want to be able to become leaner, but it will be important to keep from losing your muscle at the same time.
You should understand that it doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle, both require a systematic process.
The arms seem to be the ideal area, and in order to get that massive and toned appeal, you have to figure out what kind of regimens will work the best.
90% to 100% of your results will come from the first 3 tips below:
#1 Nutrition- Hey, if you have a good diet and add in some smart supplements, the benefits will be monumental. Crappy diets only end up hurting the overall results.
#2 Resistance Training- Gaining muscle is a huge benefit for individuals trying to lose weight. When you have more muscle tissue it makes the metabolism work harder, which means you can shed the pounds faster, even when you’re done working out.
So if you want a little more muscle growth then take advantage of resistance training.
It’s also a great way to utilize your exercising time, because you gain the most in the shortest amount of time.
#3 High Intensity Interval Training- This is one of the most rigorous training opportunities out there, but the results are amazing. You basically perform high intense workouts, and when it’s your normal resting period in between, you do low-intensity exercises.
Taking this route will allow you to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.
Think of it as a metabolic acceleration effect. After all, you can continue to burn fat up to 36 hours after your previous workout.
If you can’t find enough time in the day then the 3 options above will be your best choice (you should do the nutrition part regardless). The last option here is basically for individuals who are hell-bent on reaching 100% benefits.
Keep in mind; 0-10% of your results will come from #4…
#4 Isolation exercises- It’s basically bicep curls, tricep extensions, cardio, and various other exercises that are similar.
Most people don’t bother with these for an extended period of time, because they don’t have 5-7 hours a week to exercise. It’s why #2 and #3 are so popular. Seriously, if you’re looking for 5% to 10% type of results then you must be a bodybuilder or not have anything else to do. The point is; the results are minimal and not worth most people’s time.
These exercises were very popular in the 50s and 60s because anabolic steroids were popular as well. This is around the time where 16 hours of exercise a week was pretty common. However, the results show you it’s a complete waste of time in today’s world, especially since high intensity interval training and resistance training can give you 90% of the results in a 20-minute workout.