One of the most challenging and intriguing programs I have reviewed on this site is Metabolic Surge by Nick Nilsson. This is a super-intense fitness program designed to help you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time (not at any specific second but over the course of a few weeks).
This claim, of being able to lose fat and gain muscle together is something that a lot of people find interesting and want to learn more about. Therefore, as part of the Diet Q&A section on this site, I decided to do do a little Q&A post on Metabolic Surge. I hope you’ll find it useful. You can also read the complete Metabolic Surge Review we already have on our site.
Question: What exactly is Metabolic Surge?
Answer: It’s an extensive diet and fitness program (the main ebook is 500 pages long) which is intended for people who want to burn lot of body fat and increase muscle mass. This is true even for people who have very low body fat and want to burn off some more. The program lasts for 36 days with an additional 10 days of rest for one complete cycle.
Anyone who is familiar with Crazy Nick Nilsson’s work (Crazy Nick is his nickname) knows that he uses a ‘Take no prisoners’ approach to fitness. What I mean by that is that this is a tough program. For 36 days you should expect to workout as hard as you’ve ever done. This is something you need to be ready for.
Question: What makes this program burn fat more than others?
Answer: Metabolic Surge includes highly intensive exercises which you wouldn’t normally do. For that reason I stress that you need to be ready to give this program your all. The highly intensive workouts and the special nutritional guidelines that Nick Nilsson provides actually “force” your body to burn more fat and to use those calories to build lean muscle tissue.
Question: You’re making this sound close to impossible. Is this even doable?
Answer: I don’t want to scare you. Metabolic Surge is definitely doable. However, it is one of the toughest plans I’ve yet to see, so if you’re just starting out to lose weight, you may find another program easier. If you’re already pretty lean but you want to truly sculpt your body, this program can give you that extra push you’ve been looking for.
Question: So you’re saying that this isn’t right for beginners?
Answer: No, I’m not saying that at all. In fact, Nick Nilsson has a special version of the program that is specifically made for beginners. This program isn’t right for anyone who has the ‘beginner mindset’. If you’re just looking to lose a few pounds, there are easier way to do it. One the other hand, if you’re looking to burn off a ton of fat and get ripped in the process, this may indeed be right for you. Just be aware that beginner or not, you will be working your ‘tail’ off on this program.
Question: What kind of diet will I need to go on?
Answer: Metabolic Surge uses carb cycling in a special way to help you create a calorie deficit to burn fat on some days and a calorie influx on others to help you gain muscle tissue. You will need to be disciplined to get optimal results with this plan but it doesn’t involve starving yourself or anything extreme like that.
Question: Do I need access to a gym to do this?
Answer: If you do use a gym, great. If not, there’s a bodyweight version of Metabolic Surge which you can use at home with no fitness equipment what so ever. Naturally, if you do have access to a gym, you have more variations of exercise to enjoy.
Question: This seems like an extreme program. Won’t this lead to injury?
Answer: If you’re fit, healthy, and do the exercises in the right way the answer is that you’ll probably be safe. This is the same answer I would give in regard to any other workout plan or routine. You can ask your doctor to be sure.
Question: I’ve heard that it’s impossible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. Is Metabolic Surge a scam that sells lies?
Answer: It’s true that you can’t lose fat and gain muscle together at any specific moment in time. This is because you either have a calorie deficit and lose weight or you have a calorie surplus and gain weight. However, you can lose fat today and gain muscle tomorrow. This, however, can be very tricky to do which is why most fitness plans focus on one element or the other for a space of weeks or months. What Nick Nilsson teaches is how to make quick transitions between fat loss and muscle gain so you can do both within the space of a few weeks.
Question: What are some of the benefits I may get from this program?
Answer: Apart from losing fat and gaining muscle mass, here are some of the possible benefits of Metabolic Surge:
- Improve cardiovascular fitness.
- Improve and reduce recovery time between workouts.
- Increase strength in weak and underdeveloped body parts.
- Break through a fat loss plateau.
- How to train more efficiently to burn more calories at the same time.
- And more…
This is a program that can take your body to a whole new place than where it is right now.
Question: What is this program doesn’t work or I find that it’s too much for me?
Answer: Nick Nilsson offers a 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee on his program so you can try it out for 60 days and see whether it’s for you or not.
Here is a video I made which gives an overview of the program: