A few months ago I posted up an article helping you calculate the calories and macronutrients you need to help with your fat loss goals. It’s proven to be a hit with my clients and a lot of people on my social media handles.
However, Recently I have had a number of people ask me what the best way is to put on muscle and if they need to do anything different from the fat loss article. Well, the short answer is yes. There are a number of factors that you will need to change to help you put on extra muscle mass. Clients find that eating more is both psychologically and physically challenging as they are eating more than they would normally. That's all about to change in this article.
Let me help and break this down into bite size chunks much like I did when I wrote How To Calculate Your Macros For Fat Loss.
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How To Calculate Your Macro's For Fat Loss
I would say that this is one of the key questions I get asked as a personal trainer. It's not as a direct question like the title suggests but it's phrased "How can I lose weight?"
A couple weeks ago I posted up a Fat loss calculator on my blog. This was a very basic and easy way for the readers to calculate their fat loss quickly. However, I felt it was not very personal and it only gave you a vary rough idea. It is my job as a personal trainer to provide you with as much information as possible to help you on your quest to be the best version of your self in terms of your fitness and lifestyle. So with out further adieu here's what you have been waiting for.
A Quick And Easy Way To Help Calculate Your Macro's
I would say on a weekly basis someone ask's me how to lose weight and fat or gain muscle and I've found myself repeating my words over and over again. I came across this handy calculator which will help determine your macros for your successful goal.
It's not 100% personal but it will help give you an insight and an idea in the short term. It will allow you to see what you need to do to make your diet work it work for your goals. I am currently working on a blog post that is 100% reliable based on how to calculate your macros for fat loss but in the mean time this will help the people who have asked.
Here are the best articles from my blog in 2016. Thank you to everyone who has read my posts and I hope that I have been able to dispel some of the myths which are currently in the fitness industry.
My aim is to make the information I provide as clear as possible and not only is it a please that I know everyone is reading them it also helps develop my own knowledge which makes me a better personal trainer.
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“Being selective, doing less, is the path of the productive. Focus on the important few and ignore the rest.” Timothy Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week.
When it comes to exercise selection it’s all about keeping it simple with a minimalist approach. At the end of the day you do not need a million and one different exercises to achieve the goals you desire. Look at it this way, some people say change is good and another says change is bad. Who do you believe?
One of the biggest questions I get asked as a personal trainer is "How long will it take for me to look good naked?" Haha, Well not quite, it's generally "How long will it take to get a six pack?"
This is quickly followed by "How do I lose body fat?", "How do I get stronger?", How do I tone up?" Obviously I get other questions from athletes and people wanting to do specific events but generally it’s these are the questions I get in a consultation.
These are all good questions but when it comes down to it there are really only 5 answers/tips that I need to say. In this article I aim address and answer them.
Let's start with a little background.
My name is Calumn Duthie, founder of CD Fitness Coaching. You’ll find me in and around the gym and helping like minded people just like you get the results they deserve. I enjoy everything from keeping fit, yoga, snowboarding, coffee and making people happy. If you would like to improve your nutrition, training and mindset then you definitely want to be part of my bigger community. Join my Facebook group,Healthy Living With CD Fitness Coaching is a must.