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Can you Gain Muscle on a Ketogenic Diet?

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  Published on March 30th, 2021
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  Last modified March 7th, 2022

What a lot of people don’t realize is that what started ketogenic.com was one simple question.And it’s a question that still, to this day, we receive all of the time.“Can I gain muscle on a ketogenic diet?”This one simple question sparked our interest in the diet back in 2010, and we came across some interesting results.This article aims to answer all points under the umbrella of “muscle”, because your muscle mass is determined by a lot of factors, including different exercises. Keto and Endurance AthletesYes, keto does wonders for endurance athletes.That’s because it helps them tap into a better energy source—fat.Back when we first started studying keto, almost all the research we found was on endurance athletes.Nobody was looking at, say, resistance training on keto and its effect on body composition.We decided to be the first ones to begin this study. Ketogenic Diets and Muscle GainWe took a group of people and had them get adapted to keto for two weeks.Afterwards, we started training them on resistance exercises for eight weeks.When looking at changes in their […]…

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