In today’s post, you will learn how to do this for yourself.
You would be shocked to see how many individuals seem happy to toil away for hours each week in the gym only to sacrifice their results by eating a terrible diet packed with alcohol and junk food. You don’t need to stop eating your favorite foods by any means, but you do need to learn a few facts. The first fact is that in order to lose weight you need to lower your daily calorie total.
When it comes to packing on lean muscle, we need to talk about things in a little bit more detail. Rather than just sorting out your calorie intake, it would make sense to look at how to optimize what those calories are made of. 
Don’t worry, though, working out your daily intake of calories is not rocket science – although it is needlessly over complicated by many in the fitness industry. In order to establish not only how many calories you should be eating per day, but also where those calories should be coming from, then try the following equation:
* Total daily calories = target body weight in pounds x 15.
If you wanted to reach a weight of 180 pounds, you would simply take that figure and multiply by fifteen. In this instance, it would give you a target of 2700 calories per day.
* Total daily protein intake = 30% of overall calories divided by 4.
Getting the right split of the three macronutrients is critical to ensuring your calories are coming from the right places. For protein, we can establish that 30% of 2700 is 810 calories. Now divide this by four and you’ll be given a target of 202 grams per day.
* Carbohydrates = 55% of your calories for the day. Divide the answer by 4 to get this in grams.
Our highest intake when trying to bulk up is carbohydrates. We need 371 grams per day for the individual in question here. That’s because we need 55% of our calorie target coming from carb sources.
* Total daily fat intake = 15% of overall calories divided by 9.
To establish the fat intake for our 180 lb male, we would take 15% of our calorie target and divide the figure by 9. So, 15% of 2700 calories is 405. This figure divided by 9 is a total of 45 grams per day in healthy fat sources.
Alongside your other two macronutrients and your total calorie target, you now have the foundation of a proven muscle building diet. Alternatively, if your goal is to learn how to lose weight you can enjoy similar success by simply playing around with this proven principle and finding a balance which works for your body.
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How many workouts should you do per week? Should women lift weights or stick to cardio? These are questions you’ll commonly hear in most gyms but most people never find out the facts on these subjects, such is the level of confusion surrounding fitness in general.
If your goal is to build lean muscle and obtain a toned physique you can begin by getting rid of some of the most popular fitness myths which stand in your way. These myths prevent thousands of potentially great physical specimens from reaching their goals and can be rectified very easily. 
1) Should females do resistance training?
Thanks to stereotypes developed in the mid eighties, lots of women are afraid to venture into the free weights section of their local health club. They need not be afraid. If a lady wanted to bulk up she would need to supplement with testosterone pills and eat an awful lot of calories per day, so you needn’t worry about obtaining a bodybuilding physique unless you actually want to. Free weights are vital for getting leaner and the also improve weight loss results dramatically, too.
2) How important are supplements?
Too many people get caught up in the hype surrounding the latest supplements and they place far too much importance on them. You’ll see them in the gym after a workout, acting as if they can ‘feel it going into their muscles’. They’re looking for a miracle product, which does not exist. Prioritize your diet and workout program, then use supplements as an added benefit to push results further.
3) Which workout frequency is best for results?
Contrary to popular opinion, more does not always mean better. This is particularly true when it comes to exercise. In fact, gym newcomers should not train more than three times per week for maximum results. Those rest periods are as important as the training itself, so be careful not to neglect them. Once you feel ready to step things up try alternating onto a two day split routine, focusing on each muscle a little bit more and hitting different body parts on different days of the week.
4) Is diet crucial to success or not?
Many people have their own opinions on whether diet is more important than exercise or the other way around, but the truth is they are both vital to your success. It’s like trying to figure out whether fuel is more important than your car, it’s a pointless argument because they need each other to get the best from both sides. If you think you can achieve success without watching what you eat, this approach will catch up to you very quickly.
5) What number of calories should you consume to reach your goals?
When it comes to calories there are two common mistakes made. Either you are eating too many or too few. Most people who eat too few are doing so because they want to lose weight, but they don’t realize that they are forcing their body into starvation mode. Basically, it is hanging onto every gram of fat it can in order to feed itself because it’s not getting enough nutrition. A good system for those who want to build muscle is to multiply your goal body weight (in pounds) by 15. Those who want to tone up should multiply by 12 and those looking to drop weight quickly and effectively should multiply by 10. This will give a good ball park figure to aim for each day with regards to each individual goal.
These 5 myths are common in most gyms around the wold and you will continuously see people making the same mistakes over and over again. Most people who want to find out how to build muscle simply don’t know where to turn and are often misled by such myths because, more often than not, the loudest voice in the gym wins. However, when you look at the science on each subject discussed today you will notice that these common myths are very easily debunked.
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