Does the keto diet enhance performance for lifters?
The keto diet’s been immensely popular with endurance athletes, something White chalks up to their uncanny ability to push through pain thresholds and stay dedicated to some pretty grueling stuff. Furthermore, ketosis is a purely aerobic means of generating energy—which makes it ideal for low-intensity, long-haul forms of exercise like ultramarathoners, but less ideal for anaerobic pursuits like weightlifting or sprinting.
For example: There’s not much to suggest the keto diet can help you deadlift 400lbs. “I don’t see any hard evidence research,” White says. Of course, exceptions exist: Some people have found major success on the keto diet.
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