Hello all. New guy first post.
38/M Starting Weight 246 lbs current weight 231 lbs. I’m 4 weeks into Keto having started July 8, 2018. I began Keto after spending 2 years using a 40/30/30 style diet and have been doing CrossFit for those 2 years as well. This brought me down from 265 lbs to 234 lbs at my lowest but had been a roller coaster of ups and downs in weight. I don’t have any metabolic quirks that I’m aware of. I just decided to change to Keto due to all the success stories I’ve read with regard to weight loss.
I have noticed in the last 4 weeks that I do not have the same explosive power nor am I able to hit weight goals that I was in the past (i.e. Back Squat max of 305lbs and can now only hit 265lbs). I realize this is due to my muscles having to adapt to using Ketones. I am also aware there is an adjustment period of 6 weeks to 6 months for my muscles to fully adapt to ketones. I don’t know if this means I will be back to my glucose burning stats or not however.
So my question is whether I should continue pushing through this transition and stick with CrossFit or should I look into a weight lifting regimen, like 5x5, duing this transition? I just feel sad that I regressed in performance even though I’m seeing a difference in body weight and size.