Keto SuperCollab | How do we approach exercise?

Keto SuperCollab | How do we approach exercise?

July 30, 2019 21 By William Morgan


I couldn’t be more excited about today’s
video, because it’s a collaboration with
five other awesome Keto YouTube pals, and it’s starting right now. Hi, guys. Welcome
to A.D. Keto. My name is Aaron. Big welcome to you if this is your first time on the
channel, and especially a huge welcome to
you if you’re coming here from one of
the other five videos in this
collaboration that we’ve done. There are
five other YouTube pals that are all
putting together some videos, so if you
like what you see from my friends, check
out their channels and subscribe. So what
the six of us are going to be talking
about today in this video, on my channel,
is exercise, and how we approach it. Some
of us might do cardio, some of us might
do strength training, some of us might do
a combination of both, some of us might
do none of that. it really is kind of a unique thing to
talk about, because everyone has their
own thing. Everyone does what works for
them. So to start it off, it’s gonna be
Kellie, who I know gets up at crazy hours
of the morning and destroys at the gym,
and then is all smiles immediately after
on Instagram. So here’s Kellie! [Kellie] Hey guys, it’s Kellie, also known as
@kellie_keto on Instagram, and I had
to put on my KETO athlete shirt to
answer this question. So you know, I am
super into exercise. If you follow me on
Instagram, you’ll see that I wake up at
4:30 every day to hit the gym before
work, but my exercise has changed
significantly throughout my keto journey.
So when I was losing weight, I actually
started out in a CrossFit gym, and I was
going to CrossFit. Started out at three
times a week, moved up to five, to six
times a week about a year in, and then I
went back to university, and I started
lifting on my own. So I’ve gone through
quite a few different lifting programs. I
did StrongLifts 5×5, I did a six-day
push-pull legs program, but most recently,
now that I’m in maintenance, what I’ve
been doing is the strong curves program
by Brett Contreras. Unfortunately, when I
lost 100 pounds, I would say about 95% of
that came from my butt. So I’m currently
working on
doing a very lower body-focused program,
and I’m absolutely loving it. I’m in the
gym five days a week, and I’m actually
gonna be going up to six in the new year,
because I’m gonna be training for a 10k
run. But honestly, exercise and eating
right, in my opinion, and for me, are so, so
symbiotic. You know, when you eat right,
you want to exercise. And you exercise,you want to eat right. I just feel that
combined, they just make for a very
healthy lifestyle. I am NOT saying that
you have to workout if you don’t want to.
I’m just a very big proponent of it,
because it makes me feel so good. And in
addition to that, now that I’m in
maintenance, it’s nice to have fitness
goals to work towards, since I’m no
longer working towards a specific weight.
So it’s just something fun, something
that keeps me motivated and on track
with keto. I just realized, you guys also
might be interested in knowing what I
take pre-workout. So I don’t take any
special pre-workouts. Honestly, with keto,
you don’t need anything really special.
Before I hit the gym, I have no food, and
I just have a quarter teaspoon of salt,
and some water, and a 200 milligram
caffeine pill. So you can basically feel
colors, and you’re good to go. [Joanna]
Hey guys. Joanna, also known as @KetoinCanada
here. If you hear a little boy in the
background, that’s Carter. Sorry, he won’t
leave the room.
Mom problems. We’re talking exercise on
keto! The first six months that I was on
keto, I did not do a lot of exercise. I
would very clearly say to people
that my weight loss has been 100% (at
that point)
diet-related, which was 50 pounds in six
months. Sitting on the couch, for the most
part. I did do a weekly yoga class, and I
did do a weekly Barre class. Which, if you
don’t know what bar is, it’s pretty
awesome, if you’re a girl. I can’t really
see a guy doing it. It’s kind of a
ballet-related class. It uses resistance
bands and very small movements. But it is
hard. It looks easy, but it’s hard. in July,
I started a couch-to-5k program, where I
spent eight weeks… was it July? It might
have been a little bit towards the end
of July. An eight-week running program,
couch-to-5k, to run a 5k run. I ended up
running a 5k run in the beginning of
October, and knocked seven
minutes off my prior 5k run time, which
was from when my son was younger, so
three years prior. So that was awesome.
And now I’ve just recently got a
membership to Good Life Fitness Clubs,
where I’m doing some group fitness
classes, hot yoga, and also some heavy
weight lifting with my husband. So I
think once you lose the weight on keto,
you start to really feel good about
yourself, and then you want to get toned.
So you decide to start working out a
little bit more. But I don’t do anything
different when I work out. I still eat
the same diet. I am still trying to lose
a little bit of weight, so that’s how I
exercise on keto. Now let’s check out
what Scott does. [Scott] Thanks, Joanna. So to
exercise or NOT to exercise. THAT is the
question.
My answer to that, and… do I exercise? The
answer is no. When I started keto, I
really needed to find something that
allowed me to focus on what and how I
ate. I had, prior to going and starting
keto, I was doing Beachbody, and was
doing exercises, and was going to the gym,
and was trying to limit my calorie count
and limit what I ate, and I was just… I
was… I was tired all the time. Working, you
know, a professional job, upwards of 50
hours a week, getting home, spending time
with family, and not really focusing on
my stuff until later at night. It just
wasn’t working for me. I was just so
tired. So I decided — I made a conscious
effort to not exercise, and to
specifically focus on what I ate, and the
ketogenic way of eating totally fit that
bill, and really really allowed me to
hone in on what I ate, how I ate, even
when I ate.
I take that back. I did a couple of
cycling training rides. I do the MS 150
every year, which is 168-mile bike ride
over two days. So I did that this year. I
wasn’t gonna NOT do it, but I kept… I kept
that a ketogenic ride as well, but I only
trained for that a couple of days. I
should have trained a lot more. But I
didn’t. So for me, it’s no exercise. My
son’s looking to start running, so I
think I’m going to try and start running
with him, and train with him. And yeah. So
it just goes to show that, you know, it is
true what they say: 80% of weight loss is
in the kitchen. So get after it! [Caleb]
Oh, you like my shirt? Hey I am Caleb Busie.
Instagram name right here.
I’m so excited to do this collar, and I’m
really excited to answer Aaron’s
question. So Aaron wanted to know how we
all do… like, exercise on keto, and how
it’s all different. I know that he runs,
and that’s really awesome. I’m not much
of a runner. I’m more of a lifter. So the
the people like Goodie Beats and Jason
Wittrock really stick out to me, because
they can stay so shredded, and they can be
vascular, and feel awesome while also
doing keto. I would say that working out
was probably the hardest thing for me to
do on keto. When I first started, my
energy levels dropped, my strength
dropped, I was very upset in the gym,
because I could only you know, do like
half of the workout that I was doing
normally. And so I had to condition my
body differently, and so when you start
getting into that, and you start doing
keto, you’ll find that out. If you’re a
weight lifter now it doesn’t stay like
that, and things change, and so take hold
in that, and have hope that it’s gonna get
better. But just be prepared. If you were
thinking about doing keto, if you’re not
doing keto right now, or if you want to
lift weights and you’re doing keto, your
strength is gonna be really low.
Carbohydrates DO help to improve
vascularity and blood flow in certain
senses, so when you restrict carbs, your
body has to do a different kind of
mechanism to try to get that. By making
sure that you have your electrolytes,
that helps a lot. You can still get the
normal workout pump that you like. Make
sure you have your salt. You know, I would…I take creatine, and so doing those
things really help with working out when
you first start. Because it really, really
is hard doing keto and doing, you know,
like a workout / exercise-type thing when
you first start. It gets better, and you
figure it out, but when you first start,
it is tough. And so I want to be real
with you guys and let you guys know
that. BUT: Iove keto. [Britt] I’m Britt, also
known as @keto_bee on Instagram, and I
absolutely work out with keto. But I
didn’t start that way. When I started
keto, I didn’t work out at all. I was
pretty determined to lose weight not
exercising. And then eventually, as I
started losing weight,
I started feeling more agile, and I
wanted to work out. So I ordered an
exercise bike off of Amazon for like
$200, and I started using it pretty
regularly. That led to my partner and me
getting a gym membership, because I got
tired of only doing the bike, and I
really wanted to lift weights. And guys, I
love the feeling of lifting weights. Of
besting myself when I workout. Of pushing
myself to lift more, and for just feeling
that strength in my body. Oh my gosh.
So I started keto November 2016, and I
didn’t get a gym membership until
September of 2017. so that’s quite a few
months without going to the gym. Feeling
stronger is something that is so
empowering. My balance has improved since
I’ve been working out, and I just feel
like I can bend more, and I can move more,
and I can lift more. It has been such a
positive thing to add to my keto
lifestyle, and it makes me feel like I’m
like, physically doing something to make
my body become more efficient, to make m
body stronger. And yeah. put on those
headphones and work. Work, work, work, work, work…
That’s all I have to say about keto and
exercise for the day. Let’s see what
Aaron does for exercise while he’s on
keto. [Aaron] Thanks, Britt. My exercise of choice
has long been running. I’ve been a runner
for probably seven or eight years. I
started out really slowly. You know, I was
really overweight back in about 2010,
2011, and started trying to get into
shape just by running. I didn’t know what
I was doing, but I started out slow. I did
kind of a Couch-to-5k program, and slowly
and gradually, built my way up to being
able to run a 5k with pretty… you know,
decent regularity. You know, I kept going.
I had lost weight, I was feeling better
about myself, and I signed up to do the Hudson-Mohawk
Marathon, here in New York’s Capital
District. I finished, even though it did
feel terrible, and I swore that I would
never run a marathon again. And then I
just kind of let myself go. I stopped
exercising, really kind of just started
eating pizza and junk, up until earlier
this year when I found keto, and
rediscovered running, and REALLY
discovered what it was like to be fat-
adapted when running, which was a
revelation. I suddenly felt like, even
though I was running maybe… not as
quickly before… as I had done before. Like,
my performance wasn’t as good as it…as
it was in the past. But I felt like I
could run forever. It was
crazy to have all of this available fuel
ON me, and just be able to run seemingly
as long as I wanted to. These days, I try
to get out on the weekends for a long
run, somewhere around 10 miles. Sometimes
I’ll take it up to 13 miles, and being
fat adapted is a big reason why I feel
so good doing that.
I have a lot of energy, and again, I just
feel like I can run forever. But it was a
slow and gradual buildup, even once I
started keto. I didn’t jump right in and
start running long distances. I kind of
built my way up, but it was a much
quicker escalation. And you know, I told
myself I would never run a marathon
again, but now I’m starting to rethink
that, and maybe I will in the future, at
some point. But if you’re just starting
out running, take it slow, and work your
way up toward whatever your goal might
be. So that is the end of our crazy
exercise collaboration. Huge thanks to my
other five pals who talked about their
stuff. We put together six videos all
together, so please — I urge you to check
out the videos on each of my friends’
channels. They’re each hosting one. I’m in
all of them, all of them are in all of
them. It’s a super-cool and fun
collaboration that we did. And do check
those out links to all of those videos,
and to all of their channels. They’ll be in
the description below. And that’s gonna
wrap it up. I really hope you like this
video. Hope you liked all the other
videos too.
I hope you have a fantastic day, and I’ll
talk to you soon