Rosedale Diet - Strength Training for Longevity

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16 Oct, 2013 05:39 AM

I'm very happy with the Rosedale Diet and workout plan. However, I wouldn't mind having some extra muscle. Tim Ferriss recently mentioned that a workout plan must make a "Faustian bargain" in choosing performance vs. longevity. Recently, I've come across "super slow" workouts, where type iic muscle fibers are upregulated. AFAIK, type iic muscle fibers are hybrid aerobic/anaerobic and thus can use fat for fuel.

Would you encourage this type of strength training or do you believe it might affect longevity? If I want to maximize expression of type iic fibers should I workout fasted or after a meal? I'm currently thinking of doing a super slow workout 2-3 times a week and following the Rosedale plan on the remaining 4-5 days.

Any input is much appreciated.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 12 Nov, 2013 02:20 AM

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    It sounds like Tim Ferris has been listening to Dr. Ron ;-) we have enjoyed his books and self research to find the true answers.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Dr. Rosedale on 12 Nov, 2013 02:21 AM

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    I have written quite a bit about the trade-off between maximal athletic performance and health/aging. However, following the Rosedale diet continually will not preclude doing moderate exercise resistance training whether that be "slow burn" or short bursts of high-intensity exercise 3 to 4 times weekly.

  3. 3 Posted by Ben on 15 Nov, 2013 05:21 AM

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll be doing my first super slow workout tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it! If I find anything interesting I'll be sure to share.

    P.S. I found out about the Rosedale Diet through Steve Gibson's podcast. Your "safe starch" articles made me a fan and your talks on youtube are even better. Keep up the good work!

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Ken on 15 Nov, 2013 04:08 PM

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    Hi Ben

    I too came across Dr. Rosedale's Health Plan via GRC - I was checking on updates to his software that I have used for years (ie) SpinRite, etc. and came across   Health . I have a lot of confidence in what both Steve and Dr. Ron have to say.


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