Should you do fasted exercise?
As I continue to dive deep into fasted exercise, keto, carb timing, metabolic flexibility and more for the athlete AND female athlete- I had to reach out to Luis Villaseñor. of KetoGains. SHOULD YOU TRAIN FASTED? “Some people say you should never train fasted. Others say you should never train fed. A more reasonable approach lies somewhere in the middle. If you want to do low-intensity exercise before breakfast, go for it. A 20 minute walk, some light yoga, an easy bike ride.
There’s a chance you’ll burn more fat than you otherwise would. But once the exercise intensity starts to ramp up, eat something first. Training fed, especially when talking about strength training, gives you more energy, prevents muscle breakdown, and reduces your overall stress burden.”
The Low Carb Athlete and KetoGains
“We at Ketogains suggest the “Ketogains Coffee Pre-Workout” before strength training sessions: Strong Coffee mixed with 25g of a good quality whey protein, 10g MCT’s for energy, some sodium (add half a gram of sodium to this coffee for increased energy!) and in some particular cases, 5-10g rapid absorbable carbs like glucose. This is a true and tried formula that will help you maximize muscle gains.” – Luis Villaseñor.
Fasting, Low Carb, Keto and the Athlete
Are you fasting too often and too long?
Are you struggling to get the desired results from your current fueling, training and performance plan?
Are you trying to do all the “right” things but still feel fat, exhausted and sluggish each day?
Do you strive to get your body and VIBRANT self back again? How much fasting is good for you?
When should you do fasted exercise? When should you break a fast? When should you eat? What should you eat?
How much is too much? More is not better. Sometimes less is more for the Athlete.
N = 1 experiment!
Life is not a race, it is a journey but you can learn how to course correct with Intuitive Fueling and Training as a fat adapted athlete.
The struggle is real and I understand the challenges as well as frustrations in finding the right answers to feeling and looking your best -especially when you think you are doing everything “right”.
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