Can I gain muscle mass and lose fat at the same time?

I’ve read several articles about gaining muscle mass (bulking up) and each of them had two main things in common. First, they advise that you take in more calories than you burn in a day. Second, they recommend very little, if any cardio.

My question is, can I adjust these concepts and rely on calories from burned bodyfat to supplement what I take in? Can I also do some cardio to expedite the process?

Or do I just need to decide which goal to strive for first?

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  1. shut up and train! says:

    you need to decide which goal
    you cannot do both at the same time, idc what the other people tell you there just delusional and have no idea what there talking about

    thats why bodybuilders(good example) have bulking and cutting seasons

    bulking to eat and get as big and muscular as they can
    cutting to cut the bodyfat and get to a really low bf percentage

    um daizy…to get more muscular(i.e bulking) very little to no cardio is optimal…if you do cardio that can be detrimental to muscle growth. and
    hell im loosing fat and i dont even do cardio(of course i was bulking)..went from 26% bf to 14% bodyfat and lost 20 pounds in 2 months with no cardio
    you people can go eat your muscle mass away by doing 1-2 hours of cardio in one session(altho you think your loosing fat)

  2. Mr. Angry says:

    hard to do to any real extent with out roids

  3. phishisamazing! says:

    Techincally yes! When you do work outs like running u burn fat off and if u lift some weights later u r building muscle. U always do both at the same time no matter what excercise ur doing

  4. i did ALOT of running to loose weight while doing wheight lifting and lost alot of fat, while gaining nice muscle…..RUN RUN RUN

    I did both at the same time, just dont eat as much…….eat only to take hunger away, not till ur so full and sleepy u go sit in the couch for an hour…..

  5. casualboy says:


  6. do the MATH- of you’re taking in more calories than you’re burning, do you think u loosing or gaining weight? actually, you’ll get fatter!
    to loose fat you have to burn more calories and excersise a lot
    "they recommended very little cardio" are you kidding me? where exactly you read this pseudo articles


  7. Yes you can gain muscle mass and lose fat at the same time.Muscle and fat are two different things.To keep things short. Muscle is made from protein and body fat comes from carbs,If you take in more calories than you burn, you will but on fat.

    If you want muscle mass and not fat you will need to start exercising with weights and reduce your carbs intake and increase your protein intake

    Cardio is great for general fitness and will help to burn of fat but cadio is not the fastest way to build muscle mass

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