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How to Grow Your Muscles?

Building Muscle on Keto with Intermittent Fasting

Keto and intermittent fasting can support muscle growth, but exercise is essential. Here's what you need to know:

  • Intensity Matters: Muscle growth depends on challenging workouts. Focus on pushing yourself to your limits.

  • Benefits of Fasting: Fasting boosts human growth hormone (HGH), aiding muscle growth and preservation. Minimize snacking to maximize HGH benefits.

  • The Keto Advantage: A well-formulated keto plan with intermittent fasting sets the stage for muscle building:

    • 2 meals a day

    • 50g carbs per day

    • 7-8 oz. protein per meal

    • Prioritize sleep

The Dorian Yates Approach (Advanced)

Inspired by 6-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates, this intense strategy can accelerate results:

  1. Warm-Up: Light sets prepare your muscles.

  2. Go All Out: One extremely hard set of 6-8 reps, then assisted reps to push beyond failure.

  3. Controlled Negatives: Focus on the eccentric (lengthening) phase of each exercise.

  4. Full Recovery: Work each muscle group once a week for optimal repair.

Important Notes:

  • Start Gradually: If you're new to this intensity, ease in and consider a trainer's guidance.

  • Recovery is Key: Intense workouts require ample rest for maximum muscle growth.

Last updated: Mar 12, 2024 19:26 PM