It feels great to look huge with a shirt on…only to take it off and reveal a doughy, undefined body.
It’s also awesome to look at yourself in the mirror, admiring your weight loss and new cuts…only to put a shirt back on and have people ask you: “Do you still go to the gym? You look a lot smaller.”
For the longest time, natural guys seeking the best of both worlds—big muscles and low body fat— had to play bulking and cutting see-saw. The only reliable workaround was to make some serious compromises. We're talking about diving into the black market for illegal steroids, crossing lines they never thought they'd cross. Yeah, it's a dark alley that's as risky as it sounds, and the dangers to your health? Don't even get me started.
Even if you were OCD about counting each and every macro in your diet, losing fat while gaining muscle was like the elusive prize hardly anyone achieved. Why is that?
One main contributing factor that makes recomp so tricky isn't the wrong diet or training program. It's your body's hormonal environment.