Have I lost my mind?
No. That implies I had a mind to lose in the first place…
7 Reason to Workout in a Fasted State
1. Increases Lipolysis – BURN THE FAT BABY!
A fasted body loves to eatbody fat almost as much Robocop loves his baby food.
2. Increases neurogenesis (the growth of new brain cells)
Whether or not fasting will improve your SATs is still up in the air. However, if you wish to ward off the odds of memory loss and cognitive impairment later in life—the combination of fasting is a good place to start.
mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) regulates cell growth and protein synthesis (the process in which cells manufacture proteins) . mTOR behaves like a spring. If we wish to increase its effectiveness (build more strength and muscle with less resources), it helps to first temporarily suppress it. The potential energy of a spring is greatest when it is maximally compressed. The same can be said (somewhat) about mTOR.
Fasting and exercise both potentiate mTOR by first suppressing it. For greatest effect, combine fasting and exercise.
Ensures that our muscle stays young and vigorous!
5. Increases growth hormone surge
This helps to explain why fasting burns body fat, yet spares muscle tissue—especially in comparison to other calorically restrictive diets.
6. Increases energy
The release of adrenaline (epinephrine and norepinephrine) increases in a fasted state. It’s like a free cup of coffee, or two.
7. Improves mental focus and alertness
Food slows you down. Humans thrive off of hunger; it’s the ultimate motivator!
It Comes Down To This…
– Pat Flynn
One Hungry Dude
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