Initially, Robert Sikes embraced “bro dieting” in order to win bodybuilding shows. He soon found out, however, that the side effects were disastrous.
Despite athletic successes, Sikes’ high-carb, low-nutrient crash dieting led to imbalanced hormones, a lowered sex drive, diminished strength and an unhealthy relationship with food. Struggling with disordered eating, Sikes could see no way out of his self-created hell-until, that is, he found the ketogenic diet.
After seeing drastic improvements in his gym performance, relationships and overall health, Sikes pioneered a new method of natural bodybuilding that leveraged a ketogenic protocol with high dietary fats and nutrient-dense foods.
The wisdom gleaned from his rigorous self-experimentation is compiled in Ketogenic Bodybuilding, a comprehensive guide to achieving show-level conditioning by following a healthy, sustainable ketogenic plan.
In Ketogenic Bodybuilding, readers will learn:
The seven phases necessary for successful contest prep and reverse dieting
The mindset and manipulations required for success in each phase
Nutritional meals with enough “caloric runway” to properly fuel the training demands
How strategic ketogenic refeeds can control metabolism and help push through plateaus
The three levers to manipulate for optimal cardio (and progressive overload training)
Why safe “reverse dieting” after a show is as important as the prep itself
The ins and outs of posing, tanning, exercise, supplements and more
In Ketogenic Bodybuilding, Sikes has produced a guide that proves natural ketogenic bodybuilding isn’t simply competitive; when used correctly, it is positively savage.