Boy I feel good this morning. I had a great night’s sleep and decent workout. Makes all the difference in the world! Spent a lot of time yesterday reading up on diets and insulin especially. I’m honestly more confused than before. Went way to far down the rabbit hole. The big concern was the insulin spike with BCAAs. From what I’ve uncovered, it seems like BCAAs do spike insulin but by how much is still unknown. The goal with fasting is to keep the insulin levels baseline so any spike could be detrimental. Or is it really important? The only real way to tell is to experiment and see how I manage without BCAAs. The few times it’s happened was at the cottage after a run and honestly I didn’t notice much of a difference. According to Fung, it seems like muscle wasting won’t occur during an intermittent fasting state. It takes several days (or weeks) before muscle begins to disappear. I’m also receiving some help on that front. According to Pilon (Eat, stop, eat) fasting and steroids are a potent combination. I sure would like to know more about it!
For now the plan is to keep on the BCAAs and monitor my weight and composition. I don’t feel hungry after a workout - likely because i’m adapted - so having a shake would only be to support muscle growth. This is where the confusion lies. I’ll continue to research!
22 min run
3 x 500 row
3 x 11 cleans
3 x 12 romanian bag clean and jerk
3 x one arm row
January 19, 2017 at 07:59AM
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