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The Doctor's Corner

Dr. Scott Connelly M.D.
Medical doctor, best-selling author and founder of supplement giant MET-Rx, Dr. Scott Connelly is among the top minds in the history of sports nutrition.
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Low-Carb Diets And Strength

Q. When following a low-carb diet, I always find my strength going down after a few weeks and can’t seem to get as many reps on each set. How do I overcome this?

A. A simple solution would be to shoot for a protein intake of at least 2.5 grams per kilogram of weight per day (starting immediately upon arising in the morning and then feedings at four-hour intervals thereafter) and then ingest no more than 1.5 times the gram amount of protein at each ingestion as non-monosaccharide carbohydrate. This will provide more than enough carbohydrate to fuel high-intensity workout sessions.

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