Since it's off season for all you poor saps that don't live in FL, I figured it was about time for another workout thread. I was listening to Joe Rogan the other day, he had Connor McGreggor's nutrition coach on. One thing he said: You can't be in an anabolic state and catabolic state at the same time. It's impossible. I.e. you can't lose fat and gain muscle simultaneously. This seems to make sense. You can increase muscle mass, by strength training and eating, which will change your BF percentage, but you haven't lost any fat. It got me thinking that I'm not working efficiently. Right now I lift 2x a week, then run or bike 3x a week. On my days that I do cardio (run / cycle) I usually run a calorie deficit. On my weightlifting days, I am even or slightly surplus on calories. So I decided to shift gears and focus on losing some fat. To me this means cardio and diet. But I don't want to lose too much muscle mass (don't have that much to begin with and I'm 44), so I have added a 1x a week weight workout where I try to hit all the major muscle groups. Squat, Deadlift, Bench, and Pullups. It got me thinking, how long does it take for the body to shift gears? Can you do it in one day? i.e. Cardio and calorie deficit on Monday, followed by Strength training and calorie surplus on Tuesday? Alot of the info on the web is just pure bullshit, written for women who don't want to do the work, or admit they are eating too much. What sayeth the beeb?