3 Keys to Getting SHREDDED While Also Getting and Staying STRONG

This is a guest post from Travis Stoetzel

Hey, coach Megz here. For the next 3 days I will be sharing some killer content from my boy, Travis Stoetzel, on the 3 kKeys to Getting Shredded While Also Getting and Staying Strong.


One of the most common questions I get on a weekly basis is that of how to lose fat (AKA – get SHREDDED) plus get STRONG and BUILD MUSCLE at the same time.

What tends to happen when guys want to lose some fat and get shredded is they tend to do so at the expense of losing hard earned muscle and strength.

Nothing sucks more then losing hard earned muscle and strength.

It’s nice to be shredded, but if your a “skinny-weak model type shredded”, what good is that?

Not sure about you, but I want to be STRONG and SHREDDED so with this post, I’m going go over the main keys that you need to focus in on in order to get SHREDDED, but also stay STRONG.

Key #1 – NUTRITION is crucial. 

One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to nutrition, especially when guys are trying to get lean is that they don’t eat enough.

Most guys think that going low carb and staving yourself will put you on the fast track to losing strength and muscle in no time.  What guys will add to this is going “low to no carbs” as well.

This is a double whammy that will quickly help you lose muscle and strength fast.

The solution to losing fat fast and staying strong and keeping your hard earned muscle is to make sure to feed your body enough fuel via good solid, high quality foods and to strategically eat starchy carbs at the right times.

In a nutshell, if your main goal is to get LEAN fast, you’ll want to look at starchy carbs as nothing else as FUEL to repair your body after training.

The only time you’ll take in starchy carbs will be after your training sessions.  The best sources of carbs that I would recommend would be sweet potatoes, quinoa, pumpkin, squash, beets, and other tubers like that.

As for the rest of your meals and foods, stick to lean meats like chicken breast, fish, lean grass-fed beef, cage free eggs, and turkey.  Eat a TON of greens and when you’re not eating starchy carbs after your workouts, swap in healthy fat sources such as nuts and seeds, avocados, and other healthy oils such as coconut and extra virgin olive oil.

I’m not a big fan of grains, oats, and rice as I’m more of a Caveman specific type of eater and I’ve seen amazing results from being one.  If you’re a follower of my blog and my philosophy and have been for some time now, you would already know how I am.

Bottom line, the main thing to focus on is carb cycling which will get you lean quick.

There’s a TON of differnt things out there that work as well such as intermittent fasting, carb back loading, ect, but for the sake of this post, you don’t need to worry about those things.

Stay tuned till tomorrow when Travis will go over Key # 2 to getting shredded while also getting and staying strong.

P.S In a few days Travis and I will be launching Strong And Shredded, our 42-day system for lean muscle and brute strength.

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