I am following a ketogenic diet and carbs are very low. I get my energy from fat & ketones. Here is a basic primer on ketogenic diets if you are not familiar Ketogenic Basics .
For the last couple months I’ve been doing a Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) on rest days from the gym to help fat loss. It has worked great except after 2 days around 1000 kcal Monday in gym can be rough to say the least. And to make matters worse, Monday is leg day, one of the most taxing training days. The past 3 leg days I have used a product from KetoSports, Keto CaNa.
KetoCaNa contains 11.7 grams of the ketone body Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) per serving in a delicious orange flavored base. It contains no artificial sweeteners, flavorings or colors. Consumption of KetoCaNa before exercise can result in significant decreases in oxygen demand and increases in performance.
What I have discovered is Keto CaNa delivers a very nice steady state of energy that really boosts stamina and helps offset the lack of strength from low calorie intake. Coupled with Keto8, an MCT oil, I feel unstoppable in the gym.
I am doing a recompisition, losing fat while building muscle, and therefore calories need to tightly controlled. At only 68 kcal a serving for KetoCaNa, it is a big endurance boost with only a few calories, which I do account for.
I also took KetoCaNa before my last heavy back day. Thursday (4th training day) is back day. And even here with a bit higher calorie intake (still deficit though) I noticed a marked increase in endurance. I was able to lift more reps at each different weight.
Unfortunately KetoCaNa is on the expensive side, though a lower price with more Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) per serving then other similar products out there. I will be reserving it’s use to the two most taxing days, legs & back, but feel the benefits on these days out weigh the cost.
If you are looking for an increase in endurance/staying power I would suggest you try KetoCaNa.