Intermittent Fasting

Should I workout while I'm fasting?

People have this idea that they have to eat before they exercise to have enough energy.  The purpose of the exercise is to make you more fit, to increase the health of the system, to build more capacity, to have less stress, etc. 

During a workout, you’re stressing your body, your body adapts to that stress, and then it improves various things. But, make sure you don’t overtrain because overtraining will inhibit your sleep, keep your inflammation up, and reduce your gains. 

Benefits of exercise while fasting:

• A massive additional increase in growth hormone

• Amazing reparative actions  

• You can enhance fat burning by 20-30% 

• You can improve insulin resistance 

The four variables of exercise:

1. Type of exercise

2. Intensity of exercise 

3. Duration of exercise 

4. Recovery after exercise 

Things that happen during recovery mode: 

• Glycogen reserve replenishment  

• New capillaries are grown 

• New mitochondria 

• Cell structure repair 

• Restored enzymes 

• Cleared lactic acid 

• Increased growth hormone 

• Increased glucagon 

Last updated: Jan 28, 2023 01:10 AM