The secret to a bikini body

The secret to a bikini body

The secret to a bikini body is building muscle.  I think a lot of people go for a bikini body all wrong.  Muscle is where it is at whether you are a man or a woman!  Why you ask instead of simply weight loss across the board?  The answer is simple.  Build more muscle, you will lose more fat.

For both men and women skeletal muscle is not only the tissue that gives us healthy function and movement, but it also can impact how efficient our metabolism functions as a whole.  As you get older, maintaining and building muscle is also as important as the days when the amount of weight you lifted mattered amongst you and your weight lifting cohorts.   Which ever side of the age continuum you sit, muscle is still the key to achieving a body that looks great in a bathing suit.

By increasing your lean body mass, which means your muscle, you will be changing the ratio of fat to muscle in your body for the better.  The number on the scale is less important if you are not building muscle in the process.

Whey protein (an animal protein) is a more ideal form of protein, in comparison to soy protein.  Whey contains a high level of leucine, an important amino acid which assists in muscle protein synthesis and growth.  Additionally, whey has all of the other 'essential.' amino acids.

2 IMPORTANT FACTS

1.  Protein is comprised of amino acids.

2.  The essential amino acids our body needs must come from food.  Our bodies do not produce them.  

In order to accomplish the bikini body you need  to consume more protein that the RDA's recommendations combined with stre gth training.  If you are intimidated by strength exercise you can begin by keepin git simple.

Simple Beginner Strength Exercises:

  • Push ups (on a ledge, table top, chair)
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Dips
  • Leg lifts
  • Crunches

If you you are comfortable in the gym, then try to bump up the strength training and add new exercises to your workout routine that focus on the large muscle groups or plyometrics.

Creating a Game Plan for your Bikini Body

  1. Try a 30 day plan of getting more protein in your diet.
  2. Consume protein immediately after your workout - ideally between 15 and 25 grams depending on your weight.
  3. Make protein part of every meal.
  4. It is ideal to combine protein with a fiber/vegetable source.
  5. Use lean sources of protein and do not be afraid to use a whey protein if it is difficult to pack, cook or find solid protein sources.

3 Good Whey Protein Sources 

  1. IsaLean/ ProLean
  2. Myotein
  3. Standard 100% Casein

 

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    I've struggled with my weight like many others, but I didn't know that building lean muscle and eating healthy, nutritious foods were just as important as eating less to lose weight. I have searched throughout the market for something that would show me the answers to my weight loss and body shape dilemmas. Then, I discovered the Fat Burning Furnace program and learned the techniques and proper nutrition to gain muscle and shape my body. I learned that possessing muscles will burn body fat and tone your body into the sexy look we all dream of. I love this program and I believe it is great for anyone who wants to learn how to get a sexy body and lose body fat. If you're interested in this program, check out my review below:

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  • No weight problem, just after 3 kids, the butt is going south. Damn.

  • I have lost 10 pounds and am down to 180, but I can't lost me belly fat, it's so embarrassing. I've never been this light, so I'm happy, but still don't feel proud taking my shirt off! I will try more protein, and I am lifting twice a week.

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