Intermittent Fasting is all the rage right now and for good reason—it works! Even jacked movie stars like The Rock, Terry Cruz, and Hugh Jackman use it for shredded muscle.
We’ve used it off and on for years. Check out Steve’s initial results, which were spectacular—and he’s in his 50s…
The fear of most bodybuilders about IF is loss of muscle, which is unfounded—but we understand. We were there too. But believe us: IF burns loads of fat and packs on muscle at the same time—if you do it correctly.
Intermittent Fasting throws fat in the furnace while supercharging your anabolic environment, including testosterone and growth hormone. [Webber, J., et al. (1994). Br J Nutr.]
According to Dr. Michael Mosley, it results in “better metabolic adaptations, improved muscle-protein synthesis and a higher anabolic response to post-exercise feedings.” [J App Phys., Jan. 2011: 236-45]
If you look closely at the above photos, you’ll see that Steve got deeper abs and more muscle fullness, including impressive triceps sweep—even after only five weeks (photo 2).
Again, you will NOT lose muscle. Here’s what respected bodybuilding researcher Jerry Brainum said recently:
One fasting study measured urea nitrogen, which reflects a breakdown of muscle in the body. The study found it was not increased after 36 hours of fasting, but did increase at the 60-hour mark.
Another study of ADF fasting found that alternating between 20 hours of fasting and 28 hours of feeding did not alter whole-body protein metabolism in healthy men.
Again, the body doesn’t begin to catabolize muscle protein until after 3 days of sustained fasting. The energy derived during the first two days of fasting comes from stored glycogen reserves and fat breakdown.
Exciting stuff—especially now with the New Year at hand. With proper intermittent fasting, you can transform your physique faster than ever…
If you want the real-deal info on how to use it and how it works, our friend Brad Pilon has been researching and testing it since way back in 2006…
He’s fine-tuned IF methods to extremely effective fat-burning, muscle-packing strategies—as you can see from these photos taken only weeks apart without much exercise—that’s right, anabolic results without much in the way of workouts…
Brad’s book Eat Stop Eat is THE book on Intermittent Fasting. Besides the nuts and bolts of what to do and when to burn fat and build muscle simultaneously, Brad covers all the research on IF-related topics…
From how fasting affects blood glucose/insulin/leptin/testosterone to how it jacks the muscle-building process. You’ll see all the latest science.
Grab your copy now because Eat Stop Eat is only $10 till the end of December (it’s a $49 value!). Check it out here…
In our opinion, these IF method is the absolute best way to lose fat safely while supercharging the anabolic environment for new muscle gains—plus, you get amazing health and even anti-aging benefits, such as a stronger immune system, more efficient insulin sensitivity and more. It’s all HERE.
Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
—Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson