When Should You “Lean Out”

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life is all about balance, yin and yang, hot and cold, fat and skinny. The best way to create this balance is with proper nutrition above all else, which is addressed in the book I collaborated on “Quick Paleo Meal Prep.” This book goes over all the fundamentals of fixing your junk diet and manipulating portions and ingredients to take you from fat to ripped, or skinny to Froning. However this post is about “leaning out” to keep the gains going, whether it’s fitness or business, there’s always a time for rest and recouping. 


By perma-bulk you know that I’m talking about the people who are always “bulking” with the intention of consistently adding muscle month after month. I’m not saying this is impossible, but I do know that your body has a point of critical mass when you’re constantly shoveling food in. After a while of realizing there will be a constant stream of food in excess, your body begins to store it as fat because that’s its primary method of operations after centuries of living on the edge of survival in the wilderness. So if you consistently shove in high calorie foods with no variation then you’ll only start to see “gainz” around your belt line. 


I know first hand that you can’t mash the gas pedal everyday for too long before the wheels start coming off in one form or another. Whether it’s growing apart from your family or pushing the ones you love out of your life with your constant focus on work, to maintain these great things takes times of intensity and times of rest. 

I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on the Internet, see your licensed physician before applying anything you’re not used to. 

I personally go through a sustained low calorie diet anywhere from 1-3 months per year. This helps to reset the metabolism and give your body a chance to clean out all the garbage it accumulates during the bulking phase. Now I would get down to the point where I have a visible six pack and constantly visible vascularity just for the sake of asthetics and the beach season is usually when this happens. But you can get down lower or somewhat above, as long as you maintain it for at least a month and a half. I use the month and a half as a minimum because your body adapts quickly around the 90 day mark, and if you drastically shift around that point you’ll have the best results from my experience. We will discuss how to lean out healthily later, crash diets aren’t fun or useful for most people. Until then stay strong! 

Set a time to go through a “leaning out” phase, whether it’s business or fitness. And make time for family and enjoying the good in life, it’s a struggle at first but the rewards are well worth it! And you’re worth it! 


8 thoughts on “When Should You “Lean Out”

    dashafitness said:
    May 18, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I love how you compared “leaning out” to business too! It’s soo important to find that balance!

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      fellochrist said:
      May 18, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      It really is, I was basically talking to myself in this one lol I’ve been grinding so hard lately that I realized I haven’t been “present” for a lot. But yes you’re right the balance is muy importante! Haha

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        dashafitness said:
        May 18, 2015 at 8:47 pm

        So true I know exactly what you mean!

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        fellochrist said:
        May 18, 2015 at 8:47 pm

        I’m sure! I saw the workout photo shoot, that is LEGIT

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        dashafitness said:
        May 18, 2015 at 8:49 pm

        Hahah thanks!! Can’t wait to do more and share the others, it’s so fun you should try it out! Hahah

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        fellochrist said:
        May 18, 2015 at 8:50 pm

        How do you go about that??


        dashafitness said:
        May 18, 2015 at 8:55 pm

        Find a photographer in your area! A lot of them specialize in it so they can help you through it the first time. If you’re lucky you can find some people who wants to expand their portfolio and will pay you for the shoot or do it for free! Check on craigslist maybe? haha could be sketchy…

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        fellochrist said:
        May 18, 2015 at 9:06 pm

        Yea I’ll skip Craigslist for now haha but will surely check out the photographers in my area!

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