The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance

A Revolutionary Program to Extend Your Physical and Mental Performance Envelope.Our recent book 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' was written for health care professionals, championing the benefits of carbohydrate restriction to manage insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes.In response, our athlete friends asked "...

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Title:The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance
Author:Jeff S. Volek
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Edition Language:English

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  • Ronald

    Great. On the cutting edge of Low Carbohydrate living.

  • Sonya

    It works! I feel great! What else is there to say?

    I bought this book after watching Jimmy Moore's success. I've been low carb/paleo for years but not seeing the weight loss as much as I wanted despite much health marker improvements. I'm training for a half marathon this November and the keys in this book have been instrumental in my successful training. I highly recommend this book for anyone, but especially those who want to be able to go longer, faster and stronger in their respec

    It works! I feel great! What else is there to say?

    I bought this book after watching Jimmy Moore's success. I've been low carb/paleo for years but not seeing the weight loss as much as I wanted despite much health marker improvements. I'm training for a half marathon this November and the keys in this book have been instrumental in my successful training. I highly recommend this book for anyone, but especially those who want to be able to go longer, faster and stronger in their respective sports.

  • Polina

    This book as answered a lot of the questions I had left after exploring other books and Internet and practicing low carb for the past few months. If I was to recommend just one book as an intro to someone on low carb diets - this one would be it. The most invaluable chapter for me was the recommended nutrient intake during exercise days, something I could not find in other books but instinctively new would be different to generic "protein shake and electrolyte drinks" prescription of the high ca

    This book as answered a lot of the questions I had left after exploring other books and Internet and practicing low carb for the past few months. If I was to recommend just one book as an intro to someone on low carb diets - this one would be it. The most invaluable chapter for me was the recommended nutrient intake during exercise days, something I could not find in other books but instinctively new would be different to generic "protein shake and electrolyte drinks" prescription of the high carb consumers.

  • Bar Franek

    An excellent book if you lift weights or do sports but are worried about the effects of a ketogenic diet on your performance.

    Keto is something I tried earlier this year with good results, and I'm trying again now, but this time I have much better knowledge of how it affects my performance so I know what to look out for.

    Just one example - most weight lifting articles have you eating as much protein as possible. Can't hurt, can't it? But it does. I didn't know that too little fat and too much pr

    An excellent book if you lift weights or do sports but are worried about the effects of a ketogenic diet on your performance.

    Keto is something I tried earlier this year with good results, and I'm trying again now, but this time I have much better knowledge of how it affects my performance so I know what to look out for.

    Just one example - most weight lifting articles have you eating as much protein as possible. Can't hurt, can't it? But it does. I didn't know that too little fat and too much protein can keep you out of a keto state, which flies in the face of almost all weight training advice.

    This is a short read at about 150+ pages. Highly recommended if you're interested in keto and you workout a lot.

  • Chelsea Hibbard

    Good, quick read on the subject of low carb living. Unlike other resources on the benefits of a low carb lifestyle (which inevitably revolve around weight loss and/or treating Type II diabetes), this one was written by two pioneering doctors/scientists who have spent decades studying the benefits of low carb lifestyles not only for weight loss, but for athletic endurance. The book is complex, much of it above my head because it is heavy on science (if you geek out over the inner workings of your

    Good, quick read on the subject of low carb living. Unlike other resources on the benefits of a low carb lifestyle (which inevitably revolve around weight loss and/or treating Type II diabetes), this one was written by two pioneering doctors/scientists who have spent decades studying the benefits of low carb lifestyles not only for weight loss, but for athletic endurance. The book is complex, much of it above my head because it is heavy on science (if you geek out over the inner workings of your body, you’ll LOVE this). But I was still able to walk away with a lot of new information, which is awesome considering I’ve spent two years reading books, scouring YouTube and watching conferences all about the ketogenic diet.

    I went on a mostly ketogenic diet (but wasn’t tracking carbs or calories) last year and lost 22 lbs. I viewed it as a short-term fix, and gave in to that nagging inner voice that said, “You can’t do this forever! So much fat, fat is bad!” thanks to 31 years of engrained fat fears. I gained everything back over the course of six months or so back on a carb-heavy diet, but more than that, I just felt like crap. ALL the time. This time around, I wanted to read all the literature I could get my hands on to make sure I felt truly comfortable adopting this as a lifestyle, not a quick fix diet. So rather than turning to bloggers or keto fans, I wanted hard facts, scientific facts, research from doctors who’ve been studying this way of eating for a long time. This book delivered exactly that. The little bit of “fat fear” I had left has vanished. One week back into the ketogenic lifestyle and I’m already down 11 lbs (what?!) and feel amazing. Now I’m excited to put into use what I learned in this book in regards to exercise and endurance.

  • Cherese Severson

    Great book, answers a lot of questions about exercise and nutritional ketosis. I have been applying what I have learned, my weight is down and my endurance has definitely improved. The best part is that without the carbohydrates I'm the one in control again. Hallelujah!

  • Nicolas

    The more I read and learn, the more I lean toward trying a low carb diet. Since cycling and general fitness/activity is important to my life, the insights from this book on the performance effects were particularly interesting. Maybe I'll try to convert after the summer?

    4 stars for the content, but really only 2-3 stars for the writing and editing.

  • Huynh Phan

    Provides good scientific information on the affects of ketogenic diet on athletes performance. A good read and introduction to ketogenic diet.

  • Tamahome

    Short book with some interesting science tidbits. I would never do this diet though (I understand ketones promote fungal infections). I went a little crazy with kindle app highlights.

    "[Chart, Fat Breakdown vs Insulin Concentration, highest after a meal]"

    (I googled this one:)

    "you will find that the peak rate of fat burning...occurs on average at about 50% of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) if you're untrained"

    "There have been a number of nutritional strategies aimed at increasing fat burning during exercise such as caffeine, carnitin

    Short book with some interesting science tidbits. I would never do this diet though (I understand ketones promote fungal infections). I went a little crazy with kindle app highlights.

    "[Chart, Fat Breakdown vs Insulin Concentration, highest after a meal]"

    (I googled this one:)

    "you will find that the peak rate of fat burning...occurs on average at about 50% of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) if you're untrained"

    "There have been a number of nutritional strategies aimed at increasing fat burning during exercise such as caffeine, carnitine, ephedra, medium chain triglycerides [MCT], green tea extract, and hydroxycitric acid to name a few."

    "Exercise sharply increases the rate of production of oxygen free radicals (aka, reactive oxygen species, or ROS)."

    "In the past, it was assumed that fat cells lived 'forever', but now we know that they die off intermittently..."

    "exercise can lower your metabolism"

    "It is well known that exercise improves the insulin sensitivity of muscle cells"

    "Studies show xylitol promotes dental and gut health, has anti-bacterial/anti-microbial effects"

    "[Chart] Approximate fatty acid composition of subcutaneous adipose tissue. [55% MUFA/27% SFA/18% PUFA]"

    "Current evidence shows no association between dietary saturated fat intake and cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is, however, a consistent pattern of increased risk for CVD and diabetes associated with increased amounts of saturated fat circulating in the blood [triglycerides from too many carbohydrates]."

    "[Steve] fed himself most of his fat intake overnight via a tiny feeding tube in his stomach (so taste wasn't an issue). Within 3 days of feeding himself 1500 Calories of either soybean or corn oil nightly, he developed quite prominent nausea and gastro-intestinal upset."

    "Cook meats so the drippings aren't lost [potassium]"

    "When carbohydrates are restricted, the body changes from retaining both water and salt to discarding them [so increase sodium intake]".

  • Mohammed H

    I am definitely going to try ketone adaptation. Although many think its wrong and that it does not work. I will make sure to post my findings and experience later.

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