I don’t like bodybuilding at all, but an interesting article What happens when bodybuilders diet?
Bodybuilding studies are generally quite hard to come by, so it’s always great to make the most of them when they crop up. This case study was performed in relation to a single, male natural bodybuilder, who dieted down over a 6-month period to competition.
The researchers took a lot of measurements and we can learn a great deal from their report. However, we should be cautious at drawing too many conclusions, as at the end of the day there was only one subject in this study and that makes generalizations from the data quite challenging.
The Study: Natural Bodybuilding Competition Preparation and Recovery: A 12-Month Case Study, by Rossow, Fukuda, Fahs, Loenneke and Stout, in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2013