How it works 

 Athletic Biotuning  works on a hormonal level through a flexible and auto-regulating nutrition method that adapts to your body's changing and highly different activity dependent and chronobiologic real nutritional needs. The method re-sensitizes and re-activates slowed down metabolic & anabolic processes and stimulates cell-renewal by autophagy, transforming longevity health biomarkers and body composition back to younger days healthier and more athletic levels.  A main goal is to reset your metabolism to become metabolically auto-regulating and to activate metabolic switching. This means that the feeling of hunger correlates with the body's real nutritional needs and makes the body become more efficient at switching to using body fat for fuel. 

For most people, a change in body composition with increasing body fat percentage and reduction in muscle mass and strength starts already in the mid-20's if you don't specifically exercise and eat optimally to prevent physical decay. This is a result of a combination of many factors, like a gradual decrease in anabolic hormonal production, reduced insulin sensitivity, less effective protein synthesis and reduction in metabolic burn rate. The sum of these changes also results in a reduction in physical performance and increased risk of injuries when practicing sport activities that were well tolerated in younger days. Overall, a poor starting point for maximum enjoyment of an active lifestyle and activities one is passionate about, and a poor starting point for longevity health, immune system and well being in general.

Caloric restriction diets to try to reduce body fat is unsustainable for most people and results best case in short term success. It can actually worsen the situation, since severe caloric restriction results in loss of muscle mass, the organ responsible for metabolic and anabolic efficiency and longevity health!

The good news is that it's easy and never to late to do some thing about it!

 

Timing - the key to lasting success! 

The body has very different fluctuating nutritional needs and food is processed and utilized in different ways at different times of the day influenced by activity, rest, sleep and the body's internal, circadian rhythm.  The body's cells have also their own time units or "clocks" in the mitochondria, where different processes oscillate in cycles of approximately 24 hours.

 If you follow the simple ABT nutritional guidelines with recommended food choices at different times of the day, your body will get the nutrient supply it really needs, when it needs it and insulin and blood sugar levels will remain very stable throughout the day. Most people experience a significantly more stable, higher physical and mental energy level than they had before, after the adaptation phase of 2-4 weeks when implementing the ABT methods. You avoid the typical drops in energy and blood sugar levels, which are typical after a high-carbohydrate breakfast, and insulin levels are kept far more stable. The method provides a significantly smoother and longer lasting supply of energy throughout the day. The release of ketones also increases the secretion of hormonal neurotransmitters similar to endorphins. This  is the reason why many people experience an elevated and more stable mood as well as an increased feeling of well-being when practicing this eating pattern over time.

Simply explained, Athletic Biotuning re-sets your metabolism back to how it evolutionary was built to function, becoming far more flexible and efficient at burning fat for fuel, building muscle & strength and exchange old, dead cell parts with new, rejuvenating material by autophagy.  

Athletic Biotuning consists of an unique combination of 4 nutritional methods: 

  1. Chronometabolic macronutrient adaptation: Giving the body the type of nutrition it really needs, WHEN it needs it, reactivates and maximizes metabolic and anabolic efficacy. The ABT Nutrition E-guide gives you guidelines of what it is most beneficial to eat when and gives you recommended meal combinations of the food that you informed us in the inquiry scheme that you like.

  2. Protein focus: Fewer but larger, protein rich meals that keep you satiated for longer periods and eliminates blood sugar fall and cravings for sugar and snacking between meals

  3. FlexiFasting : a moderate form of intermittent fasting we call Flexifasting 3-5 days a week -

    • to give your intestines frequent periods of rest to reduce general inflammation and reestablish a healthy bacterial gut micro-flora

    • To increase anabolic hormonal sensitivity and production

    •  to canalize resources to cell repair and renewal through autophagy

    • to increase metabolic burning rate 

  4. Re-feed days: 1-2 days a week with room for enjoying your favorite calorie dense food , desserts & drinks (for pleasure and to prevent starvation mode, a prolonged reduction in metabolic burning rate and stop in fat loss, that is common with caloric restriction diets) . Frequent re-feed days makes it easier to keep the new eating pattern as a permanent lifestyle and prevents stagnation in progress.

 

The combination and interaction of these 4 methods re-activates your hormonal metabolic switch and maximizes your ability to build muscle and burn fat, not at the same time, but in short micro-cycles, several times a week.

Unlike all other fat loss diets, with Athletic Biotuning you can eat normal, tasty & nutrient rich food you really like until satiated at all meals while getting and staying lean, when adapted to this new, auto-regulatory eating pattern! The micro-cycles also prevent "starvation mode" a plateau that normally hinders fat loss after a while when going on a traditional calorie restriction or low-carb diet. This results in improved recovery ability and makes the body switch to cyclic ketogenic burning of body fat as main energy source through ketosis, WITHOUT following a daily low carb diet!

The nutrition method will produce a significant effect on its own, but the effect can be further increased if it is combined with hormone-stimulating, low-volume strength training. Athletic Biotuning has designed a unique strength training protocol that enhances the hormonal effect of the chronobiological nutritional pattern by including exercises for both mechanical tension and metabolic stress in each session. You can choose between weight training or body weight training programs that give you the flexibility to train anywhere.

 

The ABT method is divided into 3 phases: 

  • Adaptation phase

  • Development phase

  • Maintenance phase

 

The adaptation phase is the first phase where your body gradually adapts to the new nutrition pattern. This first phase lasts from 2 - 4 weeks, depending on current diet, general physical condition and genetic predisposition. The main goal in the adaptation phase is to reactivate slowed down metabolic and anabolic sensitivity and production and gradually re-establishing auto-regulating caloric balance.

 

The development phase is the phase in which the body undergoes major changes at both hormonal and physiological levels. If you respond like most people, your body composition will already show visible signs of change in a few weeks. If you follow a specially designed Athletic Biotuning resistance training program as well, you will maximize the release of your genetic potential for athletic body composition. The development phase lasts until you reach your body composition goals.

 

The maintenance phase begins when you have reached your goals or your genetic potential and no longer experience any progress for a long time. It is now that you will truly appreciate and enjoy the physical and mental energizing positive effects of this new way of giving your body a balanced combination of activity, nutrient intake, fasting and restitution.

 

Is body recomposition really possible? / Law of Thermodynamics (the conversion of energy) 

Many nutrition and fitness experts still proclaim that unless you are obese or untrained,  muscle growth and fat loss at the same time is physically impossible, referring to the law of thermodynamics. Simply explained, the law of thermodynamics says that to lose weight you must be in caloric deficit and to build muscle you must be in caloric surplus. The basics of this theory is true, but since muscle fiber and fat tissue are totally different functional compartments in the body and have totally separate metabolic cycles, calories are directed towards muscle and fat mass independently. This is called calorie partitioning and can happen when the conditions described below are present.

Building muscle is an anabolic process that apart from protein, micro-nutrients and water needs calories to happen.

These calories can come from 3 sources:

  1. From glycogen (sugar) & triglycerides (fat) in the blood stream

  2. From glycogen stored in the cells and liver

  3. From ketones released from stored body fat

 

Glucose and fat are non-essential nutrients that can be created by the body itself, as long as you eat enough protein. If you ate nothing but protein, your body will convert the glycogen and fat it needs for metabolic processes and brain function through gluconeogenesis and lipid protein conversion. Even if you have very low body fat percentage, you have almost unlimited energy available for building muscle and all other physical needs from your stored body fat.

Traditional bulking and cutting is less effective the older you are. Trying to press feed a middle-aged body without gaining a lot of unwanted fat is impossible for most people. This old school approach is beside being mentally demanding, also unhealthy and can worst case produce insulin resistance, elevated LDL cholesterol levels and increase risk of cardiovascular disease. 

The conclusion!: 

Yes, you can build plenty of muscle when in a caloric deficit! It may take a little longer time, but the end result will be the same, AND you avoid the unpleasant and mentally demanding and unhealthy fat gain you will experience with long periods in a caloric surplus! With Athletic Biotuning you can easily maintain an athletic "beach lean" body composition while you build muscle, the whole year around without the hassle of strict cutting diets! 

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Disclaimer:

The service is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of injuries, disorders or diseases. Although the methods used in ABT do not pose any known increased health risk compared to other fitness exercise and diet, medical screening of blood values and a general health check with a doctor before starting and during the Athletic Biotuning program are recommended as a preventive safety measure that should be taken with the start up of any new fitness regimen! Athletic Biotuning is not responsible for any consequences of underlying illness or injury, as well as for any injuries or health conditions that may occur during the practice of recommended exercise or diet.

The results of Athletic Biotuning (ABT) will vary from person to person, depending on genetic predisposition, training experience, health status, age and personal effort.

 

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