If an athlete engages in fasting what are they really losing? According to this article, the answer is fat and not the muscle mass or strength as some might think. This is only for intermittent fasting, though, and it should not become a regular thing because your body needs the right kind of fuel in order to keep going.
- The researchers recruited 34 male bodybuilders in local gyms, all of whom had been doing weight training for at least 5 years.
- Additional studies are needed to confirm our results and to investigate the long-term effects of intermittent fasting and periods after intermittent fasting cessation.
- Intermittent fasting (IF) is an increasingly popular dietary approach used for weight loss and overall health.
“Strength athletes perform no better or worse if they do time-restricted feeding we wrote yesterday, based on an American study in which the participants did weight training for the first time in their life.”