View Full Version : Muscle gain with IF

Damien Thompson
10-24-2006, 11:15 PM
Is there any way to schedule IF to favour increases in muscle? i.e. feasting around training, on training days, fast on non-training days, etc.

Are there any positive reports of muscle gain?

Robb Wolf
10-25-2006, 03:28 PM
The main issue is still taking in adequate calories but using If to improve insulin sensitivity. Have you read the 2 PM's on this? Folks are finding success with fasts as short as 15-18 hrs and it does not appear to be necessary to do this every day. No one really knows the optimum schedule on this however.

Damien Thompson
10-25-2006, 04:12 PM
I've read issue 16. I'll have to try and find the other.

I tried doing a fast on monday, just on a non-training day and after the feast i thought "bugger this". Later on in the day i didn't really get any odd effects, except i felt i had to go to bed 30-40mins earlier than usual.

The next day i went on with my usual eating pattern, (eating once every 3-4hrs) and thought "hey, maybe this IF isn't soo bad"

I will keep experimenting, reading and try to find that other issue and post back when i've experimented more