Yesterday I did my first work out after I started the diet. Going in to the workout I assumed that I would be significantly weaker as a result of being in ketosis. The results were a bit surprising to me.
I wasn't weaker at first. In fact I felt a little stronger in the beginning of the work out. As the workout went on I started getting much more tired than when I was eating slow carbs.
Complex Carbs Helped Me Sustain During WorkoutsI follow the Candito Linear Programming by Jonnie Candito. It's an amazing program, especially for beginners. I'm just starting my third month as I begin the keto diet and have already seen some amazing results.
Before the Candito Linear I was doing SL5x5 for about a year. Out of the two I would recommend the Candito program if you're able to work out 4 days a week. If you're only able to work out 3 days a week do SL5x5. Both are good for beginners and can be continued as you build more and more strength.
I've been eating a slow carb diet that involved eating a balance of complex carbohydrates, proteins, and vegetables. This diet really allowed me to push through workouts. Workouts were hard but I was able to get through them without much complaining.
On keto the first workout was a little different. I had a little more strength in the beginning of the work out but I started becoming more and more tired as the work out progressed.
Despite my being tired, I was able to push through the workout in the same amount of time as all my other work outs. I was also able to at least increase the weight in most of my lifts. If I couldn't increase the weight I was able to keep it the same or reach the same reps.
Overall, my first work out on keto felt good. Even after the keto fast I did, I felt like I didn't lose any strength.
So far so good. Let's hope this progress keeps going.