Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: An In-depth Look
Instead of ingesting small amounts of carbohydrates around your workouts, the cyclical ketogenic diet devotes one to two FULL days of high carbohydrate consumption in order to fully refill muscle glycogen stores. This means that CKDs are not for beginners that are not able to perform the necessary amount or intensity of training. You must completely deplete glycogen stores each week in order to have a successful CKD.
Bulking With The Cyclic Ketogenic Diet!
This article discussed whether one can you use the cyclic ketogenic diet to gain muscle mass. Includes diet suggestions for bulking, workout training suggestions, and a discussion of which supplements to use for bulking on a ketogenic diet.
Nutrient Timing Revisited: Is There A Post-Exercise Anabolic Window?
Several researchers have made reference to an anabolic “window of opportunity” whereby a limited time exists after training to optimize training-related muscular adaptations. However, the importance - and even the existence - of a post-exercise ‘window’ can vary according to a number of factors. While not specific to either Keto or Paleo diets, this paper provides a detailed review of existing literature on the effects of nutrient timing with respect to post-exercise muscular adaptations, and assists in drawing conclusions that allow practical, evidence-based nutritional recommendations to be made for maximizing the anabolic response to exercise.
10 Things You Shouldn’t Do If You’re Trying to Build Muscle
Mark Sisson covers his "not to do list" of things you shouldn't do if gaining muscle while following a Primal Lifestyle is your primary objective. Discusses topics including sleep, essentric movements, time spent in the gym, and endurance training.
How to Gain Weight and Build Muscle
In this article, Mark Sisson covers how to gain weight and build muscle
within the context of the Primal Blueprint. Topics include the role of hormones like Testosterone, HGH, IGF1, the importance of Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulation, cortisol inhabiting properties, and his recommended training and diet program.
general athletic performance
What Does It Mean to Be Fat-Adapted?
In Part 1 of 2, Mark Sisson defines what it means to be fat-adapted, explains the difference between carb-burning and fat-burning, and ways in which you can tell if you are truly fat-adapted.
What Does It Mean to Be Fat-Adapted? – Part 2: Q&A
In Part 2 of 2: Mark Sisson answers your most burning questions about fat-adaptation including how to become fat-adapted, the role of ketones, and how long does it take.