Nutrition with Judy

172. Build Muscle and Mass Without Carbs on a Ketogenic Diet - Robert Sikes

April 25, 2022 Judy Cho
Nutrition with Judy
172. Build Muscle and Mass Without Carbs on a Ketogenic Diet - Robert Sikes
Show Notes

I'm excited to sit down with Robert Sikes. We talk about macros, protein sparing modified fast, and much more. Make sure to listen to the full interview to learn more about the details.

Robert Orion Sikes is a lifetime natural competitive bodybuilder, nutrition and training consultant, and life enthusiast. He has experimented with variations of all popular performance diets to find what is and isn’t effective. To influence his work, he has read hundreds of medical research papers, consumed hours of podcast audio, and tested these methods on numerous clients. He has battled with eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and total frustration because of bad information about mainstream dieting methods. He has won his class in every natural bodybuilding competition he has entered and has a bodybuilding pro-card.

Robert received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas in business management in 2014. His first competition was in 2012. His clientele include professional natural bodybuilders, CEOs, the Gold’s Gym Spokane membership pool, and recreational athletes who want to push their bodies to the limit and harness the power of ketones.

We discuss the following: 

  • Intro
  • About Robert Sikes
  • Ketogenic Bodybuilding book
  • Thoughts on macros and protein threshold
  • Calorie threshold for males and females
  • Cutting and refeeding
  • Thoughts on protein sparing modified fast
  • Consumption of carbs
  • Training volume and training intensity
  • Training recommendations
  • Body composition and mindset
  • Where to find Robert Sikes and his book
  • Body composition in people with eating disorder



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