I’m interested in this program, however, would this program work for someone who is skinny fat? My body shape is long and lean but in the last year, I’ve put on weight in my midsection ( mostly upper body) due to age and poor eating habits. I’ve started working out and eating clean but feels like the fat is here for good 🙁 or at least its not coming off as easy as in my early twenties. Basically, I would like to lose fat in my midsection and upper body and gain muscle in my lower body. Would this program benefit me as I don’t see any models on your page who carry weight in their midsection?
One of the best weapons against muscle fatigue is carnosine, a substance that is abundant in your muscles in order to help prevent acid build up. But your carnosine supply is limited to the pool of its root enzymes, amino acids l-histidine and beta-alanine. That means supplementing with beta-alanine helps replenish your stores of carnosine. In fact, a 2010 study in Nutrients found that taking 800 mg of the amino acid multiple times a day elevated muscle carnosine levels by as much as 66%. Why it’s worth it: Brazilian research found that taking beta-alanine supplements can help your muscles’ endurance and specifically your performance during high intensity exercises like weight lifting, meaning you can work out harder. Plus, the supplement has been shown to support lean muscle mass and enhance muscle fiber synthesis, says Jalali. Bonus: A study in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that guys who took a combination of both creatine and beta-alanine gained more lean mass and lost more body fat than guys who took creatine alone. Since it has a limited half-life in the body, most research suggests taking 800 mgs of beta-alanine at least four times a day.