How helpful are BCAA/HMB/Creatine supplements for preserving muscle mass if you are running a caloric deficit?
BCAAs (particularly L-Leucine supplemented with Vitamin B6) and HMB become more efficacious (i.e. useful, practical and important) as anti-catabolic agents when in a situation of calorie deficit, a conclusion that has been supported in a number of relatively solid scientific investigations. My own opinion during 40 years of experience as a trainer and gym owner, as well as a competitive bodybuilder, also supports this claim. The further addition of creatine, especially in conjunction with a good resistance training scheme and not-too-much-cardiovascular and endurance training, will guard against the inevitable and real threat… Read More
Everyone keeps talking about either strength training or cardio for fat loss. What role does muscular endurance training (lighter weights, higher reps) have in fat loss mechanisms?
The answer has to do with mitochondria.
So, now that you’ve decided to GO KETO, how do you establish that you are KETO?
20kg. of muscle?! Who knows? That much muscle mass would be difficult to gain on any kind of diet, vegan, carnivore, steroid or otherwise.
Timing is where it’s at!
One man’s meat is another’s poison.
As far as I am concerned, Keto is a very powerful nutritional tool. But living in the KetoZone also has some drawbacks, problems and pitfalls over time, if slavishly adhered to. SUMMARY: A Ketogenic diet is an appropriate dietary strategy for most people. A high percentage serious and dedicated dieters will be able to maintain the required discipline of this type of diet without too much pain or suffering for a period of roughly 4–12 weeks. They can do this effectively and successfully, dramatically decreasing body fat levels. It is however, likely to… Read More
After all, carbs are pretty much the party girl of macronutrients.