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Myths Busted! (Fasted State, Training PRs)


#1

This Monday i hit a PR on the bench press and then the next day i hit another PR on the Push Press! I maxed out two days in a row using a similar movement pattern and both sessions i never even had a bite to eat since the day before, i was in a FASTED state!

How's that for some myths busted?

btw Neither PR was planned i just felt amped and i also backed off the last 3 weeks and concentrated on pushing up the volume on my main strength lifts in the 75-85% range using HPM principles.


#2

Excellent read on fasted training at Leangains:

Fasted Training boosts muscle growth. Although Martin does suggest to take ~ 10 grams of BCAAs 5-15 minutes prior to training.


#3

Congrats on the PRs. Yesterday I went into the gym to push press, planning on making it a lower intensity/volume day because my shoulders were still fried from the previous workout. And I ended up setting a PR triple. It's all in your head!
That said, nobody ever said you CAN'T set a PR in a fasted state, it just really isn't optimal to be trying to set PRs while fasted on a regular basis.


#4

No doubt a lot of it is mental. My shoulders rarely feel fried though. My hamstrings maybe and most definitely my lower back, cunt.


#5

My god, they're editing out every f'ing link on this site. It wasn't even a "competitor" site... For christ sake, CT himself referenced Martins leangains blog.

Go to leangains, goto "Most Popular" at the top of the page and click the link to:

"Fasted Training Boosts Muscle Growth?"