Build Hybrid Muscle & Burn Fat G-Flux Style!

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If you haven’t heard guys in the gym talking about G-Flux yet, I’m sure you will soon. What is G-Flux you ask? Although it sounds like it might be a hot new supplement, it’s not. G-Flux is actually a training and eating regimen that helps the body to burn fat while retaining—and even gaining—lean muscle mass. More accurately, G-Flux is actually the relationship between energy intake and energy expenditure. The concept of G-Flux was developed by Dr. John Berardi, a renowned human performance and nutrition expert.

lean2You should already know that to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you take in. In the process though, most guys wind up losing lean muscle mass too—not part of the plan. On the flip side, if you want to gain weight—and muscle—you need to take in more calories than you burn. The typical scenario here is that you also end up adding a few extra pounds of unwanted fat too. Ultimately, we end up living our lives on a perpetual “see-saw,” switching from one to another, but never really being satisfied with the results. I have to admit it sucks, in the past I’ve felt either lean and weak or strong and fat.

That’s where G-Flux comes in because it’s all about balance between input and output—and keeping it that way. But that’s not all—it also calls for you to increase your calorie intake a lot and to increase your activity level by the same degree. G-Flux presents a realistic strategy to do this without overtraining and without burning lean muscle mass. That’s the problem with a traditional “calorie deficit” approach to losing fat—you also lose muscle mass along the way.

G-Flux takes a “burn the f at” approach, meaning that your body is burning calories from fat, not from muscle. How does it accomplish this? That’s where the increased activity levels come in. And by increased activity levels, I don’t mean doing a few extra minutes on the treadmill or a couple of extra miles on the exercise bike. Your approach to increasing your activity level has to be targeted, tough and purposeful, with specific goals in mind. G-Flux has unlocked the secret to achieving the body’s ideal state of balance in terms of energy input and output.

If you think about it though, “unlocked,” is not really the right word here—“rediscovered” would be more appropriate. Why? Because maximum, sustained effort and varied workouts is at the heart of the G-Flux concept. That should sound familiar—think of the warrior cultures and how they trained. It’s the same concept and we already know from history that it works. You know that back then they weren’t worried about sticking to a 2,000 calorie a-day diet—they ate what they needed to eat and it was naturally balanced out by the strenuous activities that they engaged in on a daily basis.

g-fluxSo you might think, “What’s the difference if I’m eating 2,000 calories a day and burning 2,000 calories a day?” The answer is that there is a big difference. When you boost your caloric intake to say 3,000 a day—and simultaneously boost your caloric expenditure level to 3,000 calories a day, the body undergoes a metabolic shift. All of sudden—even though input and output are equal—you find that your body is burning more fat and gaining lean muscle mass, just like the ancient warriors.

Now, it’s a bit more complicated than that. You can’t just start stuffing your face with anything you want and jogging a couple of extra miles each day. The foods you eat have to be healthy—think lean proteins, complex carbs and healthy fats—and the activities that you’re engaging in have to intense. Again, look back to the warrior cultures and learn from them. You want to be doing the sort of “max effort conditioning” that these guys were doing every day.

The goal is to boost your metabolism as high as possible while simultaneously limiting fat storage. When the body achieves that state of “G-Flux” it increases the mitochondrial density of the muscles—super hybrid muscle, increases the total metabolism and makes the body far more efficient at processing fat. The end result being that you too, can have a warrior physique, just like our ancestors.

Sounds good to me! Eat more, train harder, build hybrid muscle and burn fat faster. What do you think? Leave your comment below.

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  1. nate
    August 10, 2009
    5:43 pm

    I totally agree with this article, I’ve proved it myself.
    I’ve been on an average diet but really healthy. Well, I was kind of in a plateau, and I wanted to gain muscle, so I started eating even when I was not hungry (keep in mind that all I eat is clean). I did not care anymore about gaining fat. Well, after this intense week of eating, I also worked out more since I had more energy, and did more cardio because “what the heck, I thought, I am not tired to ride my car, I might as well ride my bike to the store”. Well, I gained around 2 pounds and I was happy, but happier I was when I saw that my body fat decreased by .1%!!!
    Well, there I have it. I have to keep eating like a bodybuilder to be like one. Also training like one of course.

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  2. edwin
    August 13, 2009
    7:11 pm

    awesome, awesome… this is great..
    i think ive learned more from this, than all the classes i am taking
    in college in exercise science. lol..
    thanks man you guys are dope..

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  3. Eric 'the Bear'
    August 20, 2009
    5:31 pm

    Hey I always knew there was people who are really strong and dont look like it.
    My dad for instance has always been able to do more work and lift more weight and even beat guys with 23″ biceps at arm wrestling when my dad only had a 15″ arm. One thing too is that the bones get more dense too. Check out these videos(watch all 5):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH5C3im5ygM
    Very cool stuff! Explains some of what you talk about.

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  4. Solomon Smith
    August 25, 2009
    1:48 am

    I like this, because i use to workout like this back in the day with my partner, but i think we did to many sets. If you eat correctly and stay with the intense workout and stimulate the fiber tissue thats all you need, but it’s better with a partner, someone who can spot you. Yes, it is attitude!

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  5. Trevor Pierce
    August 26, 2009
    5:29 am

    this is spot on. I’ve been the most ripped when I was eating the most and training the hardest. can’t even compare to calorie reduction and working out less. Think how much more efficient your body is when you’re using it more.

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  6. Michael Moore
    September 2, 2009
    3:49 am

    I thank you for this no BS information that cuts to the bone of the matter and doesn’t try to sell me anything, and is no nonsense fact. I will be implementing this info into my life. I’m 37 and have been working out using military style (modern) exercises at intensity with minimal rest for 6 months and have seen results but cant shake my (thankfully small) tummy which is soft. gonna get off the “see saw” of fat/lean and be strong and lean. Again, thanks.

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  7. Michael Moore
    September 8, 2009
    6:25 am

    Just watched vid again!! I was thinking that the SAS British (Aussie SAS too) Special Forces guys do long marches over mountainous terrain with a heavy pack and gear belt and rifle. sounds like a “weight vest” type deal with extended cardio. I am a keen trekker (multiday walks with a pack) so I’ve kind of being doing this already. Think it’s time I hit the hills again. But instead of food and clothing etc., my pack will have weights in it!! I know a big hill that just keeps on going up…

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  8. Lamar A Banks
    October 7, 2009
    1:54 am

    Elliott,

    Once again your knowledge astounds me. When is the Lean Hybrid muscle workout coming to fuition? Looking forward to another great workout I can implement for my clients.

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  9. Chrys
    October 21, 2009
    4:31 am

    Excellent information. Shall try it out.

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  10. john
    October 13, 2010
    9:04 pm

    It is good to read something sensible. I just been reading some bo*locks about 1000 calorie workouts and loosing 5 to 10 lbs of fat per week! 2 things concern me 1,How can they make those claims and get away with it, 2, why do people buy into it? I was signed up to some newsletters who up until then respected and trusted their opinion until they ask me to try this garbage. That was 2 very quick unsubscribes!
    Thanks for keeping it real you guys.
    John

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