#176 – AMA #27: The importance of muscle mass, strength, and cardiorespiratory fitness for longevity
“If you have the aspiration of kicking ass when you’re 85, you can’t afford to be average when you’re 50.” —Peter Attia
#92 – AMA #12: Strategies for longevity (which don’t require a doctor)
“If you are interested in longevity, if you are interested in playing with your great grandkids, you want to prioritize muscle mass. Never in the history of civilization has a 90 year old said, ‘I wish I had less muscle.’” —Peter Attia
Can you maintain muscle during fasting?
But in the short-term (at least up to a week for most people), I believe you can maintain muscle mass while fasting, particularly if you’re resistance training.
Can you preserve lean body mass during “semi-starvation?”
All of this is very interesting, but what I find much more interesting in this study is that the placebo group did not lose any substantive LBM, while losing about the same amount of fat (10 lb) as the testosterone group, despite the severe CR/energy-deficit.
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