Archive for January 23rd, 2013
Gymnasts who want to lose weight can safely follow a low-carb diet. This won’t cost them their strength or explosiveness, researchers at the University of Padua in Italy discovered. According to the Italians, gymnasts who follow a low-carb diet for a month lose one and a half kg of body fat and also build up a small amount of lean body mass.
In the experiment that the Italians published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, nine male gymnasts from the Corpo Libero Gymnastics Team ASD functioned as test subjects. They were among the top gymnasts in the country and two of them were on the Italian national team. The men trained for thirty hours a week.
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