Can You Build Muscle In A Calorie Deficit?

Is it possible to build muscle whilst in a calorie deficit?

I received this question from Ash. He’s a member in the Strongfident Facebook group. (Hint: You should join here.)

Basically Ash wants to know whether you can still build muscle if you are eating less calories than you burn (i.e. you are in a calorie deficit).

The answer to this question isn’t black & white. There is a grey area. The idea of being in a calorie deficit is to lose body fat. To build muscle you would ideally want to be in a calorie surplus (eating more calories than you burn).

That said, there is a possibility you can do both. But only in certain situations. Watch the video below for my full answer….

 

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