Every bodybuilder know that winters are best for bulking and summers are optimum for cutting, but did you ever thought about the reason behind this theory? Out evolution process has developed our body to gain weight faster in winters and there are many other reasons why most of the people get out of shape in the winter season, here are some of the reasons:
- Evolution process made us preserve fat for winters.
- We sleep lot more in winters.
- The body craves for more fats in winters, you can blame the evolution process again.
- Reduced physical activity and more time spent under a warm blanket.
Here are some of the best ways to get rid of fat gained in winters:
Hydration is the first step towards maintaining a healthy and lean body, water helps your body stay free from toxins and let the organs perform better. The study has found that dehydration leads to a slower metabolic rate.
Concentrate on what you eat
It’s time to concentrate on the amount of protein, fats, and carbohydrates you are consuming, instead of restricting your fat intake concentrate on restricting the simple carbs.
Eat more lean protein, veggies and good fat (some whole eggs, avocado, salmon, etc). if you are seriously looking to stay lean then you will be required to completely eliminate the fast food and easy digesting food, this food spike the insulin level and reduce protein synthesis.
Best way to spike metabolism is practicing more compound movements, compound movements are the exercises that require more than one muscle group. Some of the best examples of compound movements are bench press, Deadlift, squats, kettlebell swing, etc.
High-intensity interval training is the best way to burn that stubborn fat, HIIT workout includes the movements that require a short burst of energy. Sprinting is the best example of HIIT, it helps the body burn more fat and develop more muscle mass through increasing the body’s testosterone levels.
You can’t ignore supplementation in order to get leaner, fat burning phase requires you to give up many food items but it also leads to missing many vital nutrients for the body. Supplementing with Multivitamins, D3, calcium, glucosamine, BCAA is must if you are willing to have a healthy and long-lasting transformation.
Lower your rest period to achieve faster results, instead of concentrating on lifting heavier concentrate on right technique and lower rest period (45-second break between the sets).