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Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:31 pm
by beforewisdom
Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone, Increases Cortisol in Athletes
http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... tml?cat=14

Re: Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:44 pm
by KC Masterpiece
Yeah anyone experimenting with a diet wherein less than 30% of calories come from carbs isn't going to get too far. Does anyone actually advocate for this?

Re: Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:30 am
by vegimator
Devil's Plaything has done extremely well on a low carb vegan diet (and much lower than 30%) -

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... .com&twu=1

Re: Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:24 am
by KC Masterpiece
From what I could glean of that translation, it seems like he advocates for super-low carb intake while training for bodybuilding comps which 1. aim for lowest possible bodyfat and 2. is a periodic rather than long-lasting thing. I'm not super familiar with bodybuilding competitions, so perhaps I missed something.

I responded with the intake requirements of doing powerlifting and/or grappling, where below 30% is not-wise unless cutting weight; perhaps I should have clarified.

All in all, I suppose your carb levels depend on the activity your doing; levels required for a marathon runner in training, a powerlifter in a bulking phase, and a competing body builder will surely vary?

Re: Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:48 am
by vegimator
Yeah, you're not going to get far as a marathon runner trying to go low carb for sure. However, I think even though he's done with his competition, (and I might be putting words in his mouth) DP is maintaining a relatively low carb diet (somewhere around 30% if I'm not mistaken) and he believes this is the best diet for him for bodybuilding.

Re: Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:52 am
by ninearms
30% of calories isn't low carb at all. That's 400g of carbs if you're eating 4000kcals. 400g! Even if you were starving yourself on 2000kcals it's still nowhere near low.

Re: Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:57 pm
by beforewisdom
[quote="vegimator"]Devil's Plaything has done extremely well on a low carb vegan diet (and much lower than 30%) -

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... .com&twu=1


Maybe he could do better on a higher carb diet :)

Re: Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:03 am
by miraculous
[quote="vegimator"]Devil's Plaything has done extremely well on a low carb vegan diet (and much lower than 30%) -

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... .com&twu=1


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Try lifting up the percentage, start with increasing to 50%.

Re: Study: Low Carb Diet Suppresses Testosterone

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:57 pm
by wannalift
[quote="miraculous"][quote="vegimator"]Devil's Plaything has done extremely well on a low carb vegan diet (and much lower than 30%) -

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... .com&twu=1


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Try lifting up the percentage, start with increasing to 50%.


Why?