I have been asked alot lately in the gym…”Can you build muscle/tone while losing fat?”

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  • This is what many are saying in the gym…
    From what I have read, its one or the other unless you use steroids or have rare genetics. Your body is either storing excess energy (fat or muscle) due to a caloric surplus, or burning stored energy (fat or muscle) due to caloric deficit.
  • Depends on how much extra fat you carry. If you have fat to burn, you will burn it as energy while building muscle. Once it’s gone, you have to work your ass off just to maintain that muscle. If you’re not burning fat, you’re not working hard enough
  • YES..I am definitely proof of that! I have been lifting weights and I notice the difference.
    The Answer is “It Depends”
    For example if you are just starting out as a beginner you will lose some fat and gain muscle tone at the same time.
    But on the other hand for example you wont lose body fat and gain muscle at the same time if you are a body builder, figure model for example
    From my experience it really depends on whether or not the individual is just starting a healthy lifestyle, the individual is predispositioned, or lifestyle client that gets a bit leaner in the summer and a bit bulkier in the winter  and the whole time throughout the entire periodization periods/cycles through out the year if done properly, I have scientifically watched many people lose body fat and gain muscle mass through varying degrees throughout an entire year.
    In one particular case I was working with a Bikini Model, and I monitored this slow progression for over 2 years straight by the end of the 2 years the individual losing body fat and gaining muscle at the same time non stop for 2 years went from 28% body fat to 12% body fat, and gained 15 pounds of muscle throughout the entire 2 years nonstop, so technically she was losing body fat and gaining muscle tone nonstop for 2 years according to my app. http://idolfit.com/aboutryan-brown/testimonials/
    Again if you are born ripped so to speak it will be tough for you to lose body fat and gain muscle at the same time.
    Hope this helps clear up some confusion and I hope your trainer is Not telling you that this is false, and that its impossible for people to gain muscle and lose body fat at the same time, for it is true you actually can lose body fat and gain muscle tone at the time