Energy is endless in ketosis since fatty acid is converted to an energy source for the brain and muscle tissue. Read up on metabolic pathways if you want a better understanding. In ketosis I have never ran low on energy and mental clarity is above normal.
Read the log and you will see my thoughts so far on the oil.
Day 1- Lower Body “A” in the books.
AMAP= As Many As Possible
RG- Rep Goal
Lower Body A-
Squats- 4 Sets, RG 35 Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts- RP 3 minutes, 1 Set, RG 30 High Box Step-Ups- RP 3 minutes, 1 Set, AMAP Reverse Hack Squats- 4 Sets, RG 40 Seated Calf Raises- 3 Sets, RG 40 AB Wheel Roll Outs- 3 Sets, RG 25 Shrugs- RP 2 minutes, 1 Set, RG 30
I went through the routine easily with minimal weight just to see how I could make the routine flow in a way that will push me and where I might be able to make improvements once on full cycle. I reached all the RG’s with the minimal weight. As much as I don’t mind the step-up I might mix it up and put in a box jump. We will see.
I am having some very minor shoulder issues from a previous injury in my right rotator and clavicle but I did not experience any pain with squats or hack squats due to the pressure across my shoulder so thats a bonus.
Personal note- The biggest disappointment in regards to achieving a weight PR for me is that I will never see a 400# flat bench. I came close a few years back at 385# but due to my previous injuries and age I am just not going to ever make that happen. I will just find something else to try and accomplish that is challenging but attainable.
To add a bit to that. I do not follow a Keto diet. I am intending to change that soon but my experience has been more with fasted cardio.
My first attempts at fasted cardio ended at about the hour mark when I bonked from lack of glucose or better description, a lack of adaptation to fat metabolism. Fast forward 18 months of consistent training and I can comfortable handle 3-4 hours of aerobic work with no food or water. Additionally, my recovery time from every other type of activity has been increased.
The typical man has something like 10,000 calories worth of fuel stored in fat cells. The trick is teaching the body to use fat not sugar for fuel.