Let's talk about workouts
One of the things I'm super curious about is how this diet will affect my performance in the gym.
From everything I've read people are seeing serious strength gains and feeling great in the gym. I have not seen feedback from anyone that does CrossFit. So overall performance in several areas is something that matters to me.
The word on the street is that being in a ketogenic state is good for longer endurance type activities. This makes sense as the fat burning becomes the main source of fuel the longer you exert energy.
Much of my work comes in ranges and combination of short and medium time domains. Some workouts can be heavy and short, others can be moderate and long. In many cases, there is a combination of short and heavy as well as moderate and long.
NOTE: This is an extreme simplification of CrossFit programming
Strength work is also included so Bench, Deadlift, Back Squat, Cleans, Jerks, and Snatches are all something I want to look at.
I've already noticed a difference in my gymnastics movements since I've lost almost 8 pounds in the last 3 weeks. I've been working on bar muscle-ups for a while and I was able to get multiple reps per set this week, where I could only do 1 rep at a time previously.
Where I'm starting from
Age: 46 years old
Back squat: 265lbs
Bench Press: 235lbs
Here are my Personal Records for some of the Girl WOD's
I will be testing all of these out in the next few months to see how things have changed.
I'm hoping to show that being keto-adapted can work for high-intensity workouts and athletes, not just endurance ones.