Staying Lean Off Season08 March 2017
- Monitor what you eat
You owe it to yourself to find out how many calories you require in a day, what macronutrient ratio works best for you, and what a day’s worth of meals to meet those needs looks and feels like.
Off season doesn’t mean getting fat all the way!
2. Perform Cardio
Although a cardio regimen isn’t necessary to stay lean, it can play a pivotal role in your ability to build your desired physique, and it is extraordinarily beneficial to your overall health.
Doing cardio will also help you burn more calories, which means you get to eat a little more food! Who doesn’t like that?
3. Fluctuation in weight and appearance is ok!
As you’re working toward building muscle, you’ll notice that your weight, your body-fat percentage, and your appearance will fluctuate. That’s OK! Accept the inevitable fact that your goals, the types of food you eat, how much water you drink, your training, and your sodium intake are all factors that will directly affect your appearance, weight, and body-fat levels.
Don’t sweat so much about these things. Remember, the gym is part of your life, not your life!