Keto for muscle growth? Debate vs. Mike Israetel

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What’s the optimal carbohydrate intake for maximum muscle growth? Abel Csabai hosted a debate between Mike Israetel and me about the feasibility of ketogenic diets and low carbohydrate diets in general for muscle growth. I always enjoy discussions with Mike. He’s exceptionally witty.


1:37 – How much does the ratio of carbs/fats matter once protein and calories are set? – Mike’s take

6:53 – Menno’s take on the same question

12:11 – Menno addresses ketogenic diets for muscle hypertrophy training

15:07 – Mike’s take on keto diets for muscle building

23:10 – Menno reflects on Mike’s points (insulin, glycogen, etc)

32:30 – Mike responds to the issue of drug use in bodybuilding & high carb preference

37:26 – Menno talks whether fats are more fattening than carbs in a calorie surplus

42:40 – Mike’s final comments on Menno’s take

45:15 – Where you can find these guys


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Menno Henselmans

Formerly a business consultant, I've traded my company car to follow my passion in strength training. I'm now an online physique coach, scientist and international public speaker with the mission to help serious trainees master their physique.

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