People are looking, both in finance and in life to get the biggest ROI (return on investment) for their time and money. They want to bet on the horse with the better odds should we say.
Given that. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions, you the trainee, who wishes to look better, feel better and enjoy all things in life needs answered.
Now, the deal is that answers will be based on ‘significant difference’. I will answer in accordance with what will make any significant difference. Not interested in pedantic, minuscule or differences that would only be relevant to those fine tuning physiques or looking for that competitive edge.
Q. Which is better fasted or non fasted training?
A. The one which you can do and fits with your schedule.
Q. Which foods are going to hinder fat loss the most?
A. The ones you have a tendency to overindulge in.
Q. Which is better HIIT or LISS?
A. The one which fits best with your daily schedule and you can do consistently.
Q. How many calories should I consume for fat loss?
A. More than likely less on average per day than you’re consuming now otherwise you wouldn’t be asking that question.
Ps. That means adding up all those days ‘off’ you think you’ve earned by excessively restricting yourself during the week.
Q. When’s the best time to train?
A. When you can.
Q. What’s the best diet for fat loss?
A. The one you can do sustainably and that creates a marginal caloric deficit.
Q. How many meals should I eat a day?
A. Four if you train. More won’t make much difference to you in the percentage of cases.
Q. Which is better. Free weights or fixed resistance machines?
A. The one you have access to the easiest.
Q. Which is the best supplement for muscle building?
A. Supplementing ‘weight training’ into your weekly schedule will have the most impact. Supplementing ‘hard work’ and ‘intensity’ into that will make significantly more different than any powder or pill.
Q. Do I ‘need’ to take a post workout supplement?
A. If you haven’t eaten in the 3 hours preceding your workout and can’t stomach some solid food within an hour of it finishing you ‘could’.
Q. What’s the best rep and set parameter for building muscle?
A. The one that works for you. Devoid of muscle biopsies and a heap of clinical testing unlikely anyone can answer that better than good old trial and error.
Q. How do I get rid of that stubborn fat?
Be a couple of percent more consistent and diet longer.
Q. How many calories should I drop by for fat loss??
A. The amount that doesn’t create irregular eating behaviours. ‘Irregular’ fundamentally means impacting consistency in this case.