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Jun 1, 2019

One of the greatest challenges of training is successfully attaining "functional overreaching". Pushing your maximal capacity results in stress that leads to beneficial adaptations...making your body stronger, faster, & better.

What happens when you do it wrong? Aptly named, "non-functional overreaching" occurs.

Nothing will help besides rest and recovery. In the case of "overtraining", the more serious form of overreaching, it might take months for even the most elite athletes to bounce back.

A recent study found promising signs that ketone esters can alleviate overreaching symptoms. The researchers didn’t necessarily look at how ketones acutely influence exercise performance, but rather how consistent supplementation could affect recovery and training capacity.

The lead researcher, Professor Peter Hespel, described the potential effect of ketones in recovery as “unseen” and “many times greater” than what he’s seen with other nutritional supplements.

Geoffrey Woo breaks this study down, analyzes the experiment structure, and digs deep into the findings for every last nugget of applicable information.

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