Calling all muckrakers! Your favorite muck-free podcast, Don’t Be A Stick In The Muck, is glad to present a new episode; gym rats!
I’m sure you’ve been curious about what goes on in the mind of gym rats…aka weightlifters. Why they choose to do calorie deficits in a ‘cut’ or a calorie surplus in a ‘bulk’? How much planning goes into their meal preps or workout routine.
In today’s episode we bring local Aggie gym rat, Gunner Purcell, on the show in hopes to talk about the fitness industry and how it has appealed to college students.
To learn more about what goes into it, you need to understand a few key components:
- A calorie deficit, also known as a cut, is when you are having an intake of calories that is less than or equal to what you are burning in a day.
- A calorie surplus, also known as a bulk, is when you are having an intake of calories that is more than or equal to what you are burning in a day.
- In order to plan effective workouts, it is important to know which muscle groups you are targeting.
- I.e. push versus pull days, and the importance of alternating.
- Calories have gained a bad reputation within the fitness/weight loss industry.
- It is up to you and your goals to determine how to plan them into your meal prepping routine.
- Yes, going to the gym 3-5 days a week is hard. But your goals will determine your activity level, and it is healthier to determine what this will be ahead of time.
- You must plan this before going into the gym
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