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fat utilization in a keto-adapted athlete

Keto-adapted, what does it mean?

New post by Jacob Wilson aka “The Muscle Prof”

 

Day Four of The Muscle Professor Academy touches on the topic of Keto-adaptation. Being Keto-adapted leads to different benefits for athletes

What does it mean to be keto-adapted? Keto adaptation occurs when your body switches from carbohydrates to fat and ketones as its primary source of fuel. This means that instead of carbohydrates, specifically glucose, feeding the body fat is broken down into alternative fuel sources to replace the need for carbohydrates.

In this study we see that athletes that are keto-adapted have a much higher…
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Is there a relationship between the ingestion of saturated fat and the increase of cardiovascular risk?

 

 

Via our friend Ignacio Ramos Vilas (from the Spanish Ketogains mod team):

“The relationship of cholesterol and cardiac disease is one of the biggest frauds in the history of medicine”

Says George Mann, adjunct biochem professor from the Medicine Faculty at Vanderbilt University and participant from the famous Framinham study on Cardiovascular Pathology.

As many doctors, the press and many of your friends and colleagues will keep saying your keto way of eating is hazardous to your health, here I leave you with various meta-analysis where you will see there is no real nor sustainable relationship between the ingestion of…
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What Makes Muscles Grow?

Great little TED-ED video by Jeffrey Siegel that explains the basics for building muslce:

Eating enough protein (protein is the building block of muscle tissue) – as per the FAQ, between 0.8 up 1.2g per lean pound (more is not necessarily better). Eating adequate calories – to build muscle, you need extra energy from enough calories -You can’t build from sweat alone- These calories can come from protein, carbs or fat, (preferably, from the latter two, as protein is better used for repair and growth). If you are following a ketogenic diet, your extra calories should come from Fats. Note: your own body fat serves as…
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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Jeff S Volek and Stephen D. Phinney – a Summary

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by  Doctors Jeff S. Volek and Stephen D. Phinney should be a must read for everyone interested in doing keto for athletic performance.

So here it is, a summary with the finer points of the book. I encourage you to go and buy the book, which is a great resource of factual information to help you along your ketogenic journey.

Use this summary as a guide, as it goes hand in hand…
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