Typically a guy will eat a lot, work out hard at the gym and gain muscle.  This is called BULKING.

Then, he’ll go on a caloric deficit diet and lose fat to reveal his muscles.  This is CUTTING. 

Is it possible to do both at the same time? Let’s explore this topic by engaging some expert trainers who have experience with this and will detail how this is possible…..or not possible?



This video outlines the differences and describes how it’s not an easy chore.  It’s easier for beginners because they have more fat to lose and less muscle to start off with……so any gains and losses are easier because there’s lots of improvement to be had.

This video describes many of the variations that are suggested to achieve more muscle and less fat.  There are lots of ways to achieve the end result of more muscle and less fat.  See if any speak to you.





Here is one of my favorites trainers, again, on the subject of whether it’s possible to bulk and cut at the same time…….gaining muscle and losing fat (fat not weight). Jeff completely believes this is possible and will show you how.  Now he doesn’t believe it’s easy, and he warns it may take longer than you’d like.

The example Jeff uses is pretty amazing. This guy achieved those results in 90 days.  With this client as an example, I’d say Jeff can support his contention that you can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.

What is great about Jeff is he pulls no punches and speaks the truth, even if it’s not exactly what you want to hear.




Max talks about gaining muscle and losing fat and mostly agrees with Jeff (Video 2) about the difficulty in achieving this.  The concept that it’s easier for beginners is again presented. (Video 1)

Max does present a real workout plan that is a good basis for achieving muscle gain and fat loss at the same time.  He outlines two different routinestwo (2) levels – beginner and advanced.  Watch and take notes.  His routines will help you achieve more muscle and less fat……all in one circuit routine.




These three (3) videos will give you some clues and even some sample workouts as to how you can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.  It ain’t easy, but it is possible.

If you watch all three videos, you’ll be able to design a routine for yourself that will help you achieve more muscle and less fat.

If you have any comments, please leave them below.

See you at the gym.


Published by "W" Tucker

I've been a fitness enthusiast for many years and want to encourage guys over 40 to get and stay in shape. It makes life better, and makes you look and feel better.

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  1. Wow, I always thought simultaneous fat loss and muscle gain was impossible. I am so happy to see that although difficult, it is not impossible. I like the idea of compound exercises, multiple joint exercises, PHA, and circuits.

    Max’s sample workout for beginners totally speaks to me. Planning on trying this out.

    Great post! Thanks!

    1. Dani, thanks so much for the comments.  Yes, it is a tough thing to do but is possible – gain muscle while losing fat.  

      Yes, Max’s workout suggestions are terrific.  He is a great trainer and knows what he’s talking about,

  2. This is a great topic that I think many beginners are interested in and confused about.

    The videos you have listed were great at explaining the different aspects. They even made a few things clear for me and I have done heavy weight training for years :p

    I am also a big fan of Jeff. His channel is awesome!

    1. Marcus, thanks for the comments, and yes I’m a huge fan of Jeff and his channel.  What I like most about him is he doesn’t pull any punches, just the facts

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