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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:43 am 
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I do fasting at least one time per month(1-3days)
Does it help to gain faster? or it will slow down to build muscle?
In my own experience , it seems helps to build muscle faster

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 Post subject: Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:16 am 
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When a human body isn't taking in enough food it raids the glycogen ( carbohydrates ) stored in the muscles for energy. Once that it is exhausted it starts consuming a combination of muscle and stored fat. It never does just fat. Fasting is tearing down what you are trying to build up via lifting weights.

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 Post subject: Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program
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impermanent wrote:
I do fasting at least one time per month(1-3days)
Does it help to gain faster? or it will slow down to build muscle?
In my own experience , it seems helps to build muscle faster

Yup, it seems to help. Your body starts breaking down muscle for fuel once liver glycogen is depleted, so you might consider eating a lot of protein before a short (one day) fast or continue to eat only protein during a longer one.

Fasting/refeeding seems to have a positive effect on glucose tolerance as well as leptin levels, though most of the evidence out there is personal experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:50 pm 
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What type of fast are you doing?

There are many different types of fasts.

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 Post subject: Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:52 pm 
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absolute fast or water fast

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 Post subject: Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:58 pm 
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chrisjs wrote:
impermanent wrote:
I do fasting at least one time per month(1-3days)
Does it help to gain faster? or it will slow down to build muscle?
In my own experience , it seems helps to build muscle faster

Yup, it seems to help. Your body starts breaking down muscle for fuel once liver glycogen is depleted, so you might consider eating a lot of protein before a short (one day) fast or continue to eat only protein during a longer one.

Fasting/refeeding seems to have a positive effect on glucose tolerance as well as leptin levels, though most of the evidence out there is personal experience.


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