You’re thinking that it’s all about the gym – and you’re wrong. It’s about your diet – specifically keto.
Whether you like to hear it or not, we were all raised on bro-science and intuition via bodybuilding magazines and internet sites that all boast massive bodybuilders, shredded physique competitors, and Photoshopped fit-babes. The common thread for all of these touch points is they showed us their workouts and what they did IN THE GYM. Workout after workout promising shredded abs and striations if you did what they were doing with absolutely no mention of the biggest key to fitness. This singular key, the one element that will give you exponential results beyond anything you’re doing in the gym alone is always left out of the fad workouts. Why is that? It’s because it’s not glamorous, it takes work and dedication, and it’s the most difficult part of fitness. Keep reading to find out what this key is.
Science backed nutrition is the key and we love keto.
Yes nutrition, specifically keto, is the major element that’s never mentioned. You can spend as many hours in the gym as you want and be a dedicated workhorse, but without science backed nutrition, you’re just spinning your wheels. Sure, if you’re in your early twenties or late teens, you’ll see results no matter what your nutrition is. At that time in your life, you’re body is still fueled by carbohydrates and, if you’re a guy, you probably have super high levels of testosterone floating around in your system. However, as you approach the big 3-0, your hormonal balance begins to change. Typically in men, your testosterone levels will begin to decline, along with your growth hormone levels. If you’re in this age range, you’ve probably noticed that it’s much harder to keep the body fat off, you have to watch what you eat, and it’s becoming increasingly harder to maintain or gain muscle mass. Even if you’re not in this age range yet, many people still experience similar symptoms due to natural body chemistry. You can combat all this with a science backed keto diet.
Keto is just a fad diet, isn’t it?
No, absolutely not. Keto has been around for decades. It’s only recently become mainstream, thanks in part to Body Spartan. In fact, we had one of the very first keto diet programs on the market in 2014. Co-Founder, Priscilla Tuft, Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist, had been developing her own version of the keto diet for her competitions in Fitness America, WNSO, and Hawaiian Tropic. The result was obtaining her pro-card, covers on Muscle Mag, and spreads in Oxygen Magazine. If you’re thinking this is a female-only nutrition plan, think again. Body Spartan Founder, Gabe Tuft, has been using keto for over 10 years and it’s allowed him to make exponential progress in his fitness journey.
Of course, you’re going to say the Gabe was already in great shape before he started keto. While this is true, he was never able to become truly shredded until he tried the keto diet that Priscilla created. If you’re still not convinced that nutrition, specifically keto, is the key to physical transformation, have a look at these amazing transformations below:
I don’t need keto, I can just lift hard and heavy.
Wrong. Without proper nutrition, and science-backed nutrition at that, you’re just going to spin your wheels. Sure, you may gain some strength lifting heavy but you won’t change your aesthetics to where you truly want to be. You don’t burn body fat by lifting heavy. You work your fast twitch muscle fibers which make you strong. To grow though, you need to work both your fast and slow twitch muscle fibers. To have that pool-side body you want, you have to incorporate nutrition. In fact, you could run keto without doing any weight training or cardio and you’d still see changes in your physique. Seriously, we’ve tried it, and it works.
Doing squats, bench, dead lifts, and some cleans, and thinking you’re going to change your physique is one of the major myths you see right now. It’s important to look at the people in the gym and take mental note of their progress. While it may look cool and seem like the thing to do, ask yourself, “How many of these people doing just these Olympic lifts have actually made rapid, amazing progress in their physique?” Or do they pretty much look similar to when they started? Do they have that pool-side body that those of us running keto have? The answer is simply, “no.”
Here’s what keto does for you and why you need to try it.
Keto adjusts your body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbs. Yes, your own body fat becomes a source of energy and is burned for fuel. This is why body fat melts off so rapidly when you run keto. Peer reviewed medical studies have shown that keto has a variety of health benefits. Here’s a few of them:
- Increased energy1
- Improved performance2
- Mental clarity3
- Improved cognitive function3
- Improved digestion1
- Anti-aging effects1
- Increased HDL (good cholesterol) and decreased LDL (bad cholesterol)4
More keto results with muscle gain and body fat loss in just 12-weeks on the Body Spartan Programs
I can do keto on my own. I don’t need a custom program.
You can try, but so many people fail when they go this route. Keto is a science backed nutrition plan and trying to get free information off the internet isn’t going to work. It may look like it’s custom for you, but it’s not. Additionally, most of these keto sites that have popped up with calculators don’t tell you where they get their “keto formulas” from. With us, you know you’re getting a science-backed formula from a Master Sports Nutritionist and Professional Fitness Competitor. That, coupled with the fact that our programs have created tens of thousands of success stories, should be proof enough that our proprietary formula works, and works well.
If you try to guess at keto, you may see some results, but you’ll simply never get the optimal results you want. You won’t experience that rapid body fat loss and muscle gain. That’s right, muscle gain. Yes, you can gain muscle on our keto formula.
Our keto programs
Here’s a list of all of our keto programs. They focus on the most important element of physical transformation – nutrition. They also come with
- a full 10 or 12 week workout program with instructional videos
- cardio schedules
- pre-season videos
- access to our private Facebook group
- supplement recommendations
- unlimited email support
Body Spartan: Genesis – a true cyclic keto diet
The Genesis Program uses a cyclic keto diet. With this type of keto diet, you will have five days of low carb intake each week, followed by one “refeed” day or “Phase II” day, as we call it, on the sixth day. The Phase II day allows for your muscle cells to uptake glycogen and for you to retain your strength for the upcoming workout routines. The low-carb, high fat, high protein days put you into a rapid fat loss state called “ketosis” where your body will burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.
G2 Ultimate Shred Program – a targeted keto diet
Our G2 Ultimate Shred Program is more intense than the Genesis Program, which is why we give you carbohydrates before each workout. Just like the Genesis Program, you will also get carbs once a week as a “re-feed” day. While the keto diet core is extremely similar to Genesis, the workouts focus more on functional training and core workouts. You’ll need access to your standard gym equipment, along with kettlebells, battle ropes, and Bosu balls.
Revolution Women’s Shred Program – a cyclic keto diet
While all of our programs are designed with both men and women in mind, the Revolution Program was designed specifically for women. It uses a cyclic keto diet, just like Genesis, but also touches on many of the emotional issues that females encounter during their weight loss journey. There’s also cuttting edge neurohacking that will help reprogram your mind to help you lose weight while you sleep!
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