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Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program

#1 Postby impermanent » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:43 am

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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Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program

#2 Postby beforewisdom » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:16 am

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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Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program

#3 Postby chrisjs » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:33 pm

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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Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program

#4 Postby Arion » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:50 pm

What type of fast are you doing?

There are many different types of fasts.

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Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program

#5 Postby impermanent » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:52 pm

absolute fast or water fast
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Re: Fasting once or twice a month while bodybuilding program

#6 Postby impermanent » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:58 pm

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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