8 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BEING LEAN AND SHREDDED
You’ll often see the crazy physique pics of guys on social media where they’re shredded with ripped 8-pack and veins like roadmaps all over the body.
What you don’t see is the other side – that your life sucks. It’s not natural, healthy or normal to be that shredded, but for the sadistic few that like to push the limit with their condition, it’s certainly an interesting experience.
Getting lean is pretty easy, but getting peeled is whole new level of sacrifice, discipline and focus that few people have, or willing to. However, besides competitive bodybuilding, there’s rarely ever a need to be shredded. The majority of my clients don’t compete; they’re just serious lifters who want to push themselves hard and get into great shape.
Being lean is great. You look AND feel good, and it allows you continue living your life almost normally, only requiring some extra thought about diet and activity levels.
If you did want to push the limit though, here are 8 things you’ll experience & learn…
1) Some hunger vs. constant hunger
2) Normal vs. weird cravings (bottle of soy sauce, anyone?)
3) Happy vs. cranky
4) No diet or training ‘flexibility’, or room for error
5) 'Bro science' starts to work (fasted cardio, carb ‘cut offs’ etc.)
6) You need muscle (“you can’t carve a pebble…”)
7) Constant mind games
To read the full article on this, check the @testosteronenation link in my BIO – this is still one of my favourite articles I’ve written. I remember writing it on a really ‘bad’ day straight after the hardest cardio session so far, 3 weeks out, just as I was making the transition into shredded.
What would you rather be – lean or shredded? Let me know below!
Credit goes to @jmaxfitness for the infographic!
@rnt_fitness - 3 days ago