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Intermittent Fasting And Bodybuilding: How To Reconcile Them

Intermittent fasting and bodybuilding are compatible and potentially beneficial, but there is a rule to follow. Gaining muscle, losing body fat is not only a benefit to the silhouette, but also to overall health, whether it is to prevent metabolic diseases or bone fractures. To achieve this, diet and exercise are often combined. Intermittent fasting seduces more and more; For its part, bodybuilding is becoming more and more popular, and not only among teenagers and young people looking to expand. But what happens when we combine fasting and bodybuilding? Bodybuilding + fasting: yes, but … In a recent study (2017), American researchers at the University of Texas compared for 8 weeks two groups invited to practice bodybuilding 3 times a week: one followed a classic diet, the other a form of fasting intermittent which consisted of rest days to feed only during a “window” of four hours, to choose between 16 hours and midnight, without limitation of calories. Results: intermittent fasting resulted in lower calorie consumption compared to the normal feeding group, but without loss of muscle strength. Better yet, among the practitioners of intermittent fasting, the muscle strength a Continue reading >>

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  1. Flowerbomb90

    Intermittent fasting and keto

    Ok if I workout in a fasted state, is it a must that I take BCAAS beforehand? Also, let's say I fasted from 12 am until around 9:30 pm (post workout). My workout would be around 7:30-8 and over shortly after 9. My first meal would be then and last meal around 11 something. I have no problem eating large amounts of food at once (yeah, such talent....) but believe my workouts are better with little to no food sitting in my stomach. So I would have like a 3 hour eating window or something like that. Does that really matter? I just don't want to worry about food as much. Any thoughts/advice? I will do a keto with this also since high fat kills any cravings I have versus consuming carbs so often.

  2. AJBurns

    If your doing it wrong, your body will tell you.
    I'm doing a keto based diet with 1 large meal + a few protein shakes and loving it. Strength is up while losing weight and feel amazing. Everyone is different.
    You don't need BCAAS before your workout. 12am to 9:30pm is a bit long for my tastes but up to you if you don't feel like your losing strength in the gym with it.

  3. holysmokes700

    BCAA's won't make or break your success...but working out completely fasted may make you more prone to injury and hinder your recovery.
    Current accepted fact is the following: meal time is irrelevant, as well as macronutrient composition of individual meals, as long as macros add up on a daily (or weekly for some) basis. Obviously micro's matter too, but that's just common sense. Having said that...that doesn't mean that training fasted is a good idea.
    That's my advice, but curious to hear a different opinion on this.

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Does Intermittent Fasting Work

Does Intermittent Fasting Work For Bodybuilders? A few of months ago after I finished bulking for the year; I began to contemplate different dieting methods that could help me get me back in shape. After a couple of days of research, I narrowed it down to either Intermittent Fasting (IF) or a Keto Diet. I was fully aware that both of these dieting styles were very extreme but nonetheless, I decided to give one of them a try and went with IF. Now here I am, a bodybuilder that’s four months into a diet asking himself if it was all worth it. So, does Intermittent Fasting work for bodybuilding purposes? Here’s what I have to say regarding my brief experience with it. Before I tried this crazy diet, I was eating three regular meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’m a natural bodybuilder but I could care less about competing and eating six tasteless meals a day. I was bulking and eating whatever I wanted within reason; the diet wasn’t completely clean but it wasn’t that dirty either. I decided to do a cutting cycle because I was tired of being too heavy and not fitting into regular clothes. My goal with this new venture was to get as lean as possible -but not shredded- i Continue reading >>

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  1. r1234

    Would If and keto work well together? Looking at a 16 hour fast and eating as close to a 50/50 split protein and fat as possible.
    my thinking is keto leaves me feeling full so would help with the fast period. Any one got any experience of trying this?

  2. silver

    im curious on this aswell....

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Interview With The King Of Aesthetics – Frank Zane

As I drove up a long, winding hill in beautiful La Mesa, California, I couldn’t help but be a bit nervous. I was about to interview and train with one of my idols, Frank Zane. Zane and Arnold were the two physiques that first got me interested in lifting weights. It seems like just yesterday that I was a skinny high school kid ripping pictures of them out of Muscle and Fitness and taping it on my wall. Now, I’d be interviewing one of bodybuilding’s legends for that same magazine. The entire experience was surreal. I’m an avid fan of the “Golden Era” of bodybuilding. I have all the old books from those guys like 3 More Reps and the Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding. I am far more interested in learning how they developed their physiques with such limited resources than the guys of today. Bodybuilding has taken a real turn for the worse. Symmetry and aesthetics are a lost art. Today, it’s all about freakish mass and who can survive the largest drug cocktail. The sport is dead in my opinion (and I use the word “sport” loosely). Frank Zane was able to build arguably the most proportionate, muscular and aesthetically pleasing physique of all time. Because of this, I was rea Continue reading >>

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  1. Dante21

    Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting


    Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting I'm currently using Ketosis to get rid of some unwanted fat while maintaining as much muscle mass as possible.
    Going well but still early to state if Ketosis really works as well as advertised. Dropped about 1% in a week with VERY minimal weight loss so I guess it is going well.
    I was wondering about combining Ketosis and IF, I won't be this time round but something I considered for next time, should I choose to go Ketogenic again.
    Anyone have any experience with this?
    It makes sense to me, in Ketosis most of the cals coming in are from fats so you don't eat as much volume of food which fits IF perfectly.
    I imagine the main drawback could be an increased chance of muscle loss due to the fasting period and becoming even more catabolic than is usual when in Ketosis.

  2. dazzz

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    Keto and IF is fine in my experience.
    Although I believe it contributed massively to me having an eating disorder. But then I used to just have 1 meal a day, so deprivation of carbs and food for 22 hours a day wasnt a good long term idea really.

  3. The_Lone_Wolf

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    It can work but would it work for you? Only you can find that out.
    I tend to look at these diet systems and see if they fit my lifestyle and goals... Then go for it.

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