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  1. Thanks for the insight. Since the time of the post you quoted I've switched to only eating .6g-.8g protein/lb lbm. I track ketone levels with urine test strips and a bioelectric impedance scale which I'm aware are both not very reliable or accurate but for my purposes they're consistent enough to visualize trends.
  2. What if I alternate day fast (36hrs between meals; one meal every other day) with a 3.5kcal deficit per week and a 200-300kcal surplus above tdee on eating+gym days (eating ketogenically of course and intaking ~.8g protein/lb lean body mass)? Would this allow me to build muscle and loose fat each week? Why or why not (some relevant studies would be helpful in providing clarity)? My current stats are male, 20, 150lbs, ~15%bf, ~120lb/lbm). I know there's a massive hgh increase brought on by fasting and the caloric surplus on workout days seems adequate for muscle growth. it seems like the perfec
  3. Thats not what I meant. I want to cut down TO 8-10%bf FROM my current ~14% ( so I can see my abs in poor lighting without flexing in the mirror). At my current bf%, I can only see my upper 4 abs, serratus, and some of my obliques while flexing in adequate lighting, the bottom 2 are still covered in a thick enough layer of fat to prevent me from seeing them at all. I just want to develop those lower 2 abs and my obliques a bit more and uncover them by loosing those last few lbs of body fat, dropping to 8-10%bf in the process. That's my goal and I'm close.
  4. I work out 3 days a week (swim 2 abs all 3). Planning to add other body groups/workout days in the next few weeks). I want to drop to 8-10 bf% (@13.5%bf 144 lbs rn) and add 20lbs+ of lean muscle over the next 2 years (mainly in the triceps obliques biceps back lats and chest). I currently fast the entire day (only water so 36hrs between meals and then workout before my meals on the eating days where I eat my single meal of the day) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and I eat 10% above my tdee (ketogenic high protein fiber and fat) on the other days. I have lost ~1lb per week so far and ~2%bf p
  5. Ah... so trying to build muscle in a caloric deficit (i.e. recomping or being in a low energy state) may cause shp-2 activity which may activate s6k1 to limit muscle hypertrophy? http://www.jbc.org/content/282/10/6946.long#fn-1 " These results implicate SHP-2 as an early mediator in the S6K1 signaling pathway to limit cell growth in low energy states. " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P70-S6_Kinase_1 "Ribosomal protein S6 kinase beta-1 (S6K1), also known as p70S6 kinase " " The p70S6 kinase functions as part of a signaling pathway that includes mTOR (the mechanistic target of rap
  6. Why not muscle hypertrophy via high protein intake with calories at tdee or slightly lower? We need to stop blindly accepting things without questioning and thorough study. Why physiologically is a caloric surplus be necessary to gain muscle assuming protein content is kept high (1-1.3g/lb of body weight)? Have studies shown this to be true, that you cant gain muscle without eating at a caloric surpus? On a physiological level, carbs are not needed to build muscle and assuming you are eating enough protein, the pathway required to build muscle does need energy in addition
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