I train fasted, and usually wait until I’m hungry to eat. That’s usually 3 hours later. So, if I do a body weight training for 70 minutes from 6am to 7:10am, I’ll eat around 10 am. I eat 2MAD on the days I train.
I normally train M, Th, Sa. This week, I’ll train T, Th, and I may try a 36 hour fast on Wednesday. We’ll see. If not, I’ll try a OMAD PSMF, aiming for as few calories as I can stand.
I would need two of me to see if something else works. I tried a TKD but couldn’t really see a benefit. Then again, I’ve been low carb/keto almost 8 years. I’m also not interesting in getting HUUUUUUGE. I have a completely torn supraspanitus and one repaired one. I want to get more muscle mass, but I don’t want to get too big or re-injure anything.
Also, if you listen to this:
He’s mainly against low carb for high performance (aerobic) exercise. But he says if you’re working out even daily, you can get your stores built up again on keto. It’s when you start training a ton, maybe twice a day, or super high output training, where he thought the evidence supported higher carb.
Again, since I work out 3 days a week, I think I can get all the glycogen I need.
Does it work?
I started the pandemic being able to do 15 pushups. I built to 30, then switched to pseudo-one arm pushups. For instance, one hand normal, one extended. Then one hand normal, one on a ball. Then the ball further from my body. Then one arm on the stairs, steps 3 and 4. Now, steps 2 and 3. I may try true one arm pushups this week, to see if they are possible.
Similarly, with back, I was doing cable rows at an angle (I use a TRX system connected to the ceiling). Now, I flatten that and put my feet on a chair (so I’m lifting way more of my body weight). Then on a stool.
Would I have done even better eating before/after exercise or eating more carbs? I’m not sure I care.