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Nov 22, 2018

Nov 22, 2018, Q&A Episode 392: What To Do When You Can't Exercise, How To Fuel With Ketones For Long Runs, How Endurance Athletes Can Gain Muscle, and Is Heavy Lifting Bad For The Heart?

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Listener Q&A [00:25:56]

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick.

What To Do When You Can't Exercise [00:26:04]

Graeme says: I am having an op this week to repair an inguinal hernia. It is keyhole surgery where basically they place mesh over the affected areas. Exercise is my anti-depressant. I know I can’t do anything that stresses the core too much. Thought about indoor cycling and Compex. Any other thoughts on exercises I can do? Have been trying to think of strength exercises that DON'T engage the core but can’t think of many.

In my response, I recommend:
-John Ortberg "When The Game Is Over It All Goes Back Into The Box"
-How To Exercise With A Low Back Injury article
-Pregnancy exercises

How To Fuel With Ketones For Long Runs [00:38:30]

Jessica says: I am a keto endurance runner and really enjoying the benefits. I am running a 7-day race in Feb (300km) and am wondering how I should be fueling to stay optimal for this? I am supposed to carry 2,200 calories with me per day. I am curious, how I can best get that all in there?

In my response, I recommend:
-My "How To Get Into Ketosis" article
-Kion Aminos
-Kion Clean Energy Bar
-MCT or Brain Octane
-HVMN and Ketone Aid
-My "Fat-Based Energy Gels" article

How Endurance Athletes Can Gain Muscle [00:49:48]

Kennan says: I am a 17-year-old and next week I begin my final High School swim season. In the off-season, I have put mass and muscle (currently at 170 pounds). Is there any way I can continue to put on this muscle and mass while doing long endurance swims. How would I go about doing this? Any supplements I should take? Would a Keto Diet be a good idea to boost my performance and combat fatigue? Is the keto diet even ok for a teenager?

In my response, I recommend:
-Alex Viada & The Juggernaut Method of Training
-Hybrid Training book
-Weston A Price Dietary Guidelines
Thorne Biogest
Quicksilver Scientific Bitters #9
Superessentials Fish Oil
Kion Colostrum
Kion Aminos

Is Heavy Lifting Bad For The Heart [00:56:49]

Garrett says: I was wondering if heavy weight lifting could, over time, be bad for the heart? We know that it can spike blood pressure - can that cause problems over time? I like heavy lifting and I like what it does for my physique but I am worried about what it might do, long-term.

In my response, I recommend:
-Doug McGuff's book "Body By Science"