For those of you who don’t know, the Keto Summit was an event that just past last month rounding up the industry experts on the ketogenic diet.
It’s like the TED Talks of the low carb high fat industry.
Anyways, the talk isn’t available anymore so luckily I took some notes.
And i’m sharing it with you guys because I love you.
I’m like the guy who takes extremely concise notes in college and decides to share it with the class. While the class sits back and waits for Mr. “Note-Taker” to finish doing what he’s gotta do.
Well class is over and here are my beautiful notes so you know what Menno Henselman’s point of view is on the ketogenic diet and bodybuilding.
Henselmans starts off saying that the ketogenic diet is HIGHLY underrated from a bodybuilding point of view. The traditional bodybuilding regimen followed a super high carb super high protein and virtually no fat diet.
The complete opposite of the ketogenic diet. Sounds like hell.
Pretty much what he’s trying to say is the keto lifestyle can be super beneficial for weight lifters.
AKA screw the naysayers’
He also stated that “high levels of bodybuilding only burns about 40% of glycogen in the muscle.”
Even with the miniscule amounts of carbohydrates you are eating on the keto diet, your body still has more than enough to maintain a proper bodybuilding regimen.
“The Cori Cycle provides the body with important pathways to maintain adequate muscle glycogen levels without glucose from the diet. The liver effectively recycles the lactate produced during anaerobic exercise back into glucose. The energy for this process can be derived from fatty acid oxidation…
…the glycerol backbone of the fats in your diet can be converted into glucose. Though the contribution of glycerol to glucose production is normally modest, the body is capable of deriving a significant percentage of its glucose needs from glycerol and the limits of this have not been adequately tested.”
Another way to explain it is our body’s being smart with the way utilize what we eat and drink.
It’s like comparing being drunk off of wine to being drunk off of beer.
They both get you feeling tipsy, but at the same time in a completely different way.
It’s starting to become clear that the ketogenic diet can be worked into your bodybuilding diet as long as you’re doing it correctly.
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These types of studies move me to stick to this ketogenic lifestyle.
I understand not everyone wants to become a bodybuilder but it’s reassuring to know that it is completely possible, if not, optimal to gain some muscle on keto…
…and for that I appreciate Mr. Henselmans for his extensive research.
And that’s just about wraps up the interview.
Golden keto nuggets for my keto bodybuilding crew out there.
Remember, as you’re beginning your journey on this low carb high fat thing, don’t get discouraged when you don’t feel like a superhuman when you’re first starting off.
Like anything else, it takes time.
Just like anything else worth working and waiting for, the ketogenic diet WILL benefit you as long as you are properly following a correct protocol.
And just like Menno himself, I’ve been eating low carb high fat for quite a while. It’s changed the game for me physically, mentally, and I honestly feel obligated to spread the knowledge.
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