Oh come on, don’t tell me you’ve never had one.
As you might guess I finished the CBL induction phase today with a big ol’ workout followed by a tsunami of glucose and its polymers. A few posts ago I mentioned that I hadn’t come across anything to mitigate the flat drudgery of ketosis induction; well, this time around I loaded up on creatine throughout the process (~15g per day), and while it didn’t make ketone adaptation any more fun it at least preserved a lot of my strength. Provided that I kept the sets short (~3 reps) I was able to maintain some pretty good volume and intensity, even reducing rest times.
In keeping with what I said about n=1 experiments on drinking and keto/carb loading: After Thursday’s workout I weighed in around 176. Friday I got together with friends and drank a bunch of bourbon. Saturday I got together with different friends and drank a bunch of whiskey. Sunday and Monday I ate clean and stayed sober — two hangovers in a row does that to me. After today’s lifting I clocked in right around 171. I imagine that the vast majority of that weight loss is water, but then again keto induction induces water loss regardless. At any rate I didn’t handicap my progress.
Also, I don’t remember sushi ever tasting as good as it did post-workout this evening.
So let’s see how CBL goes.