lifting weights on a low carb ketogenic diet

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ebivr

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 08:12
I want to start lifting weights, not to get a body builders body but just to improve strength, tone & composition.

Any advice appreciated!

I'm thinking of exercising fasted, then taking some broad chain amino acids & a whey protein isolate shake within half an hour after? Do you think that sound like a good idea?

I didn't want to eat before hand as I want my body to burn fat during the work out. Does the body cannibalize muscle (for glycogen) while lifting weights on a ketogenic diet? Or does it just use fatty acids for energy?

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Spacey47

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 17:02
Eat some carbs
PDXmom

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 17:26
From my understanding, your body will utilize glycogen stores, ketones and fat when fasted only if you have been on a ketogenic diet for a period of time. I personally like a little carb after my kick boxing class as I have found it aids in my recovery and I just feel better (vs being grouchy while my body processes fat for gluconeogenesis from ketones). This is just my personal experience though, maybe the shake will be enough.
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eKatherine

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 18:33
I always exercise fasted in the morning and wait until my next meal to eat. Eating before and/or after exercise will encourage your body to build more muscle while maintaining fat.

Bodybuilders and powerlifters always eat before and after their workout for that reason, because they don't want to lose weight they have worked so hard to gain.



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