Build Muscle & Lose Fat At The Same Time | Positive Nitrogen Balance Explained!

Build Muscle & Lose Fat At The Same Time | Positive Nitrogen Balance Explained!

ScottHermanFitness 163,785 views 2018-03-22

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Title Build Muscle & Lose Fat At The Same Time | Positive Nitrogen Balance Explained!
Duration 10:32
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Tired of being lied to ALL THE TIME when it comes to fat loss and muscle gain? It's a touchy subject that people try to explain away with fancy terms like "Positive Nitrogen Balance" and "Body Recomposition" when they show off their epic transformations. Now I will admit that a lot of these transformations you see ARE possible, BUT when you see someone go from FAT to RIPPED & HUGE in only 45 - 60 days.... we have a problem here. (5:50)- Why Are You Skinny Fat? | Should You Bulk Or Cut? *READ FULL ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS* This topic has been getting under my skin for a while now. Misinformation and clickbait titles are the keys to YOUR DOWNFALL and I do not want to see that happen. But it seems like all that’s required to trick most people is a muscled-up picture and a cute title, and because people want to BELIEVE things so badly, common sense goes out the window. Especially when it comes to the topic of building muscle AND losing fat at the same time. I can understand why. It’s a LOADED question that highly depends on many factors such as: How much bodyfat you have How long you’ve been training Are you manipulating your calories daily with things like carb cycling or added cardio? And my favorite…are you cycling low dosages of steroids, but claiming natty while making unnatural gains? And I know that’s going to rub a lot of you the wrong way. But I’m not here to lie to you and give you false expectations about what’s achievable. But for today, we are going to stick to the topic of how a positive nitrogen balance can impact your muscle gaining potential. Now, a lot of you are convinced that as long as you remain in a positive nitrogen balance, you can build muscle and lose fat at the same time regardless of where you are in your fitness journey. But how can you forget the fundamentals of fitness? To lose weight you need to be in a caloric deficit! To gain muscle, you need to be in a caloric surplus. They are literally opposing actions! So to clear things up, let’s first talk about what a positive nitrogen balance is. What Is Positive & Negative Nitrogen Balance? I’m not going to go all scientific on you, but here are the basics you need to know. There are two processes that are going on in your body 24/7, 365 days a year and they are protein synthesis and protein breakdown. In general, when protein is synthesized, more nitrogen is accumulated because protein is comprised of amino acids which are rich in nitrogen. On the other hand, when protein is broken down, you end up with nitrogen loss, because nitrogen escapes from the muscles. Here’s the kicker though. Your muscle building potential is the result of the following equation: Muscle growth = protein synthesis – protein breakdown. So what that means is that when this number is positive you have what is called a POSITIVE NITROGEN BALANCE and when it’s negative you have what is called a NEGATIVE NITROGEN BALANCE. So it should go without saying that you CAN’T build muscle without being in a positive nitrogen balance and this is where people get their logic screwed up. Therefore, they think that this is the ONLY requirement for building muscle and they will try to convince you that even if you’re in a caloric DEFICIT, as long as you are still able to have a POSITIVE NITROGEN BALANCE, you can keep on building muscle WHILE losing fat. If we dive deeper into this logic, these people support the premise that you can positively affect your nitrogen balance by doing specific things like: Having more dietary protein (such as whole foods + supplements) Sleeping more to help maximize recovery Avoiding overtraining Avoiding stress & anxiety Hydrating properly And supplementing with recovery-aiding supplements (like creatine, beta-alanine, BCAA’s, etc.) And of course, by NOT doing all these things properly, you will be negatively affecting your nitrogen balance, favoring protein BREAKDOWN instead of SYNTHESIS and end up NOT BUILDING muscle mass or possibly even LOSING muscle mass. Cutting & Bulking – The Truth! Now all these points are true, but with all these things in mind, CAN you build muscle and lose fat at the same time? *CONTINUE READING HERE* Program Selector - Get The Right Program For You! - ---------------------------------------- Subscribe To My Channel - ---------------------------------------- 1 on 1 Online Coaching - ---------------------------------------- DOWNLOAD MY APP! – iPhone & Android! ---------------------------------------- MORE TIPS! -

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