I'm going into my 3rd week of Keto, eating under maintenance calories and working out with weights; attempting to cut down on some body fat.
But my question is, I understand lifting weights to help the body maintain muscle while cutting, and I have also heard it is not reasonable to build bigger muscles while cutting. Does that mean during my weight lifting sessions I don't necessarily need to strain and push myself 100%? If lifting weights is just trying to maintain muscles, is it okay to maybe lift less weight or do less sets?
Thread: Lifting weights on Keto
06-07-2012, 01:09 AM #1
Lifting weights on Keto
06-07-2012, 04:33 AM #2
Good question...but why be mediocre when you can do your best? Why do you think it not reasonable to build bigger muscles while cutting? I'd say give 100% all of the time.~Whatever you do today, do it a little harder, a little faster, and a little better than yesterday~
~Weight lost so far...52 pounds~
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There is no magic in keto diet. Just like on any deficit diet - the muscle will be the first thing to go if they are not stressed enough.
You will have to FIGHT to keep your muscle while cutting by continue lifting heavy and getting even stronger.
If you are still in the begginer zone - you can even gain some by continuing to increase your lifts."Some people train to look pretty. I train to be strong... But I'm already pretty" - Magnus Samuelsson
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