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Intermittent fasting and fitness

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by Danco3636, May 3, 2012.

  1. Danco3636

    Danco3636 Silver

    Any one here doing intermittent fasting along with lifting and perhaps some sprints/ conditioning? If so what are your experiences with carb cycling such as in Leangains, Martin B. method? I know Dr. Jack has talked about it in one of his blogs.

    I am lean now 5-6% body fat and have done the LG IF.... Trying to see how carbs may play into this. As of right now I have been doing the Leptin RX and started CT.... been doing CT for 3 weeks now. Looking to optimize my approach along with lifting, getting strong, fast and optimizing my health and athletics.

    Been at Keto now for 4 weeks and thinking of adding back in the fasting, (16/8 up to 20/4) skipping breakfast and adding in carbs post workout..... Perhaps not as much carbs but using whey, protein source/ BCAA's and some fruit/ Berries and perhaps a sweat-potato post workout. Winter months I will take it more into all VLC, keto and use protein, coconut oil, fish oil and BCAA's, more for post workouts. Summer allowing more seasonal fruits/ paleo carb sources to add in carbs.

    Would still see if I can get down to around 4-5% body fat and maintain it.....

    Just looking for others thoughts that have been working with this and what may be optimal.


    Off/ rest days, VLC days (4 days a week)

    Workout/ Lifting days moderate carb up and protein days (3 days a week). This day fat will be lower as in a re-feed day. Mark Sisson discusses this on his blog to help reset leptin and shed fat. Kind of a reset day. Alternate summer more carbs with winter 2-3 months keto.

    Hoping to start a thread to discuss optimizing performance using fasting, working out, diet around workouts, CT and circadian rhythm..... All the while staying with the "Ancient Pathway" and getting optimum gene expression.
  2. Barry

    Barry New Member

  3. Danco3636

    Danco3636 Silver

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