Fats vs Carbs – Which Is Best for Hypertrophy and Body Composition?

A talk by Dr. Mike T. Nelson
Author, Creator of Flex Diet Cert, Adjunct Faculty, at the Carrick Institute, Research Nerd, Miketnelson.com

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A key concept of Metabolic Flexibility- the use of both fats and carbs- is that health and performance (more muscle, less fat) should be based on adaptability. Those that can adapt faster, will be rewarded with better performance (strength / hypertrophy) and less body fat. If you can burn primarily body fat, your body is adapted in that direction. If you can switch to burn carbs during a high-intensity strength session, you are more adaptable and are "rewarded" by a higher performance / greater stimulus for hypertrophy. If you can switch to burn more fat during a 24 hour fast, you are more adaptable and thus get leaner. How can you harness the power of metabolic flexibly to increase hypertrophy and body composition? Find out in this presentation.

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Dr. Mike T. Nelson

Mike T. Nelson, PhD, MSME, CSCS, CISSN, is a research fanatic who specializes in metabolic flexibility and heart rate variability, as well as an online trainer, adjunct professor, faculty member at the Carrick Institute, presenter, creator of the Flex Diet Cert, kiteboarder, and (somewhat incongruously) heavy-metal enthusiast. The techniques he's developed, and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

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