Why You Need Focus

Last time I explained that there are only 4 cases in which you can build muscle and lose fat at the same time. Today I want to tell you what you should do if you want to build muscle mass but also need to lose fat.

Napoleon Hill, author of one of the biggest bestsellers of all times¬†Think & Grow Rich,analyzed thousands of men classed as “failures”. Hill discovered 30 major reasons why they failed to achieve their goals. One of them was what he called LACK OF CONCENTRATION OF EFFORT.¬†Here’s a quote from his book…

The “Jack-of-All-Trades” is seldom good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one DEFINITE CHIEF AIM.

Trying to build muscle while losing fat is not only impossible as I’ve discussed before, it’s also a bad idea as Napoleon Hill discovered. If you try to achieve several goals at a time, you will usually achieve nothing except failure.

I see a lot of guys getting nowhere because they’re trying to gain weight without gaining fat. You CANNOT gain pure muscle without gaining at least some body fat. Unless you’re in newbie gains territory, you need muscle memory, freaky genetics or steroids to get there. Otherwise you’ll just spin your wheels.

Better is to focus on one major goal:

  • lose fat; or
  • build muscle

Once you have achieved your most important goal, then you can work at the second one. Tomorrow I’ll tell you which goal you should start with if you want to build muscle but also need to lose fat. Stay tuned.