Athletic performance and physique have been closely associated with diet and nutrition for ages. From the high-carbohydrate, predominantly vegetarian diet of gladiators, warriors referred to as hordearii meaning “barley men,” to the creation of Gatorade in , there is a countless number of diet plans touted as ideal for maximizing athletic performance. Despite its growing recognition, in my opinion, I do not recommend athletes follow this diet due to the high variability in performance results and its capacity to cause detrimental cardiovascular effects. Traditional fueling strategies have emphasized high carbohydrate utilization for maximal athletic performance in endurance sports. However, in recent years, the ketogenic diet has grown in popularity due to reported benefits from reducing carbohydrate availability and maximizing fatty acid activation as the predominant fuel source for exercise. This anticipates that glucose reserves will be depleted after as little as five days, thus halting normal fat oxidation and glucose supply to the brain and central nervous system and leading to the accumulation of ketone bodies. Although there are no long-term studies comparing the effects of ketogenic to high carbohydrate diets on athletic performance, conclusions from short-duration studies are mixed.
Diets were developed considering the type of foods, cooking methods, and pre-established macronutrient ratios. He quotes one coach who disagrees with keto as a dietary regimen during training. Current evidence suggests no decrement in maximal strength Table 2B. Start with basic caloric needs to ask this question. A big reason why is the studies were poorly designed, not granting athletes sufficient time to keto-adapt. Comparison of energy-restricted very low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets on weight loss and body composition in overweight men and women. However, the main mechanism of influence of the KD on the human body is its impact on metabolic reorganization [ 11, 16, 32, 33, 34, 35 ]. Mujika I. Dietary ketosis does not require a complete abstinence from carbohydrates. However, one study on weight loss maintenance with the keto diet successfully paired two cycles of the keto diet with a Mediterranean maintenance eating plan. Thirteen investigations met the inclusion criteria and are presented in Tables 1 — 4 as follows: Table 1 : Endurance; Table 2 : Strength; Table 3 : Short duration and Table 4 : Body composition.
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