Took a 2+ hour train ride from Milan to Venice today and I passed part of the time by listening to podcasts. Episode 209 from Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution caught my attention because he talked about his experience with BJJ and ketosis. It said things along the lines of:
- He tried a ketosis experiment for 12 weeks
- Discovered he could chug along just fine in BJJ, but when he needed explosiveness, it just wasn’t there for him
- He wasn’t as tired at the end of training sessions, but just couldn’t tap into the next level when he needed.
This was sort of similar to my experience in that I felt like I could flow train and do drills just fine, but when it came down to live training, going at max strength, I was just too gassed.
Since competition is something I want to explore in the future, I don’t think going keto would be optimal. It may be good during the training period… but for the week leading up to the competition and the competition itself, it looks like having full glycogen stores will be needed.