MuscleHack Show Podcast 3 – Run on Fat with Donal O’Neill
One of the most enlightening conversations I’ve ever had! You’ll love this interview with Donal O’Neill.
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Donal, who now resides in South Africa, talks with me about….
(1) Building Muscle & Losing Fat at the Same Time
In Cereal Killers 1 Donal added muscle and lost fat at the same time on a high fat, low-carb diet. Also, all his health markers improved (including cholesterol).
(2) The Anabolic Solution
As an interesting note, one of the biggest changes for Donal came when he read ‘The Anabolic Solution for Bodybuilders‘ (a carb-cycling protocol). This was also my way into all of this. I show my copy of the book around 5 mins 50 (in the video).
(3) Endurance Athletes Perform Better when Fueled By Fat Instead of Carbs
Cereal Killers 2 (Run on Fat) makes the astonishing point that endurance athletes are actually better fueled by fat than carbs.
Carb-eaters are carb-burners. When the carbs run out, their bodies are just not very efficient at burning stored body fat for energy and they “bonk”.
This is beautifully illustrated scientifically in Cereal Killers 2. Over time you see how an athlete (Sami Inkinen) actually burns more energy from fat the longer he stays on the low-carb, high-fat diet. So it appears that the longer you stay fat-adapted, the better.
(4) Incredible Benefits of Ketones
Next we discuss the role of ketones and the perhaps incredible benefits they may have for all athletes (and astronauts…and cancer sufferers – just some incredible info here!)
(5) His Visit to the LA Lakers
Donal goes on to say that he visited the LA Lakers who are taking this approach and seeing performance improvements.
(6) Donal Once Launched a High-Sugar Sports onto the Irish Market!
Lastly, and shockingly, in Cereal Killers 2 Donal spills the beans on how he once successfully launched a high-sugar sports drink onto the Irish market! This was about 12 years ago – I had to ask Donal, “What were you thinking!?”
You can connect with Donal on Twitter here and on Facebook here.
You can stream or rent Cereal Killers 2 Run on Fat here.
You can stream or rent Cereal Killers 1 here.
The official site for CK2 is RunOnFatMovie.com, where the movie can also be downloaded to own.
Watch the trailer for CK2 on YouTube here.
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I loved this. Like someone said in the YouTube comments, I changed to this way of eating years ago and will never go back!
So great to see you start interviewing. Listened to this on the train home from work, very informative. Keep them coming!
Vince Gironda advocated this type of eating too.
Question, are the black circles around Donal’s eyes a result of the low carbs? Just wondering if there are side effects like that.
Another good article, Mark. I want to ask this
Will using TSPA be counterproductive to muscle growth process of THT since I have only belly fat and want to reduce it using TSPA and also want to gain mscles using THT
What do you suggest?
Should I use THT first and increase muscles and then use TSPA
Use TSPA and THT both at the same time.
@Mark. Dear oh dear 🙄
@Abhilash. Use stay on THT training while on TSPA. You still keep gaining, that is part of the TSPA program. So don’t worry about that.
Go this page and scroll down a little bit to the part that says “I WANT TO BURN FAT, GET A SIX-PACK, BUT KEEP ALL MY MUSCLE”. You’ll get more info…
Very interesting indeed. The link for second movie does not let you play in the UK. Is there a way round this ?
Also many of those who adhere to this low carb approach seem to very thin and mostly from the running world. Will this work in building muscle?