Sikes knew there had to be a better way. That's when he discovered the ketogenic diet and perfected it for the art of bodybuilding. Now, seven years later and after coaching more than 500 clients, he is detailing his story in his book, Ketogenic Bodybuilding to create a healthier narrative for mainstream ideals of bodybuilding nutrition.
"This diet allowed me to discover true health," says Sikes. "I've gained a better relationship with food, increased mental clarity, and have seen less inflammation and my hormones stay in a stable range. Bodybuilding is one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports one could pursue, but the rewards and satisfaction at the end of it all are unparalleled. The lessons learned in bodybuilding transcend the sport itself and bleed into all aspects of your life. Being a bodybuilder is what gave me the foundation to become a successful businessman, husband, and find purpose, and became the backbone of my values. In order to do it properly, you should follow a nutritional protocol that you can adhere to long-term and create a lifestyle around, and for me, that's the ketogenic diet."
"Sikes's passion for natural bodybuilding helped him transform his body, overcome struggles with disordered eating, and instill a growth mindset to grow his business—resonated with me on many levels. Put simply, Ketogenic Bodybuilding is the only guide bodybuilders will ever need to optimize the keto diet to transform their bodies. This book is a beacon of light!"
"Sikes cuts through all the bro science and urban myths surrounding the keto diet to give you the real talk. He knows of which he speaks and walks the walk, having used his keto knowledge to earn his pro card and coach countless clients on the subject. This book covers everything from mindset to any nutritional question you could have about ketogenic bodybuilding. This is the Bible of ketogenic bodybuilding."
"When it comes to ketogenic bodybuilding, Sikes is the world's number one expert on the topic. He's got years of experience under his belt and has proven the effectiveness of his methods with results. Being an outlier and a contrarian in the field of bodybuilding, he doesn't shy away from challenging the status quo and is expanding the collective consciousness of what we know about muscle growth. The book is an absolute gem for anyone interested in living the keto lifestyle while simultaneously getting after their dream physique."
"Robert has truly mastered the art and science of preserving muscle while burning fat on a ketogenic diet. If you follow the seven phases in Ketogenic Bodybuilding, you'll get stage-ready without experiencing the drastic post-contest weight gain that's common when adhering to mainstream cutting regimes."
"Never before has there existed an exhaustive and authoritative ketogenic bodybuilding guide like this. Finally, a clear-cut, how-to manual that will show you how to get leaner with more muscle and avoid the pitfalls in the process. My highest recommendation."
"Robert Sikes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of ketogenic bodybuilding and competition prep! His tried-and-true ketogenic approach has proven itself very effective for countless competitors, myself among them. Utilizing his program, I was able to win my ‘pro card' and several other top three placings at natural bodybuilding competitions in 2021! His attention to detail is like no other. I highly recommended Robert's program!"
"Ketogenic Bodybuilding is by far the most comprehensive book there is with respect to ketogenic nutrition and building muscle intelligently and sustainably. It is unapologetic and innovative. I recommend putting this book in the hands of athletes and coaches as quickly as possible to avoid so many of the pitfalls I see people experience when trying to mix and match traditional methods with a ketogenic diet."
"Robert Sikes, the Keto Savage, is a fat-melting wizard! I have worked with Robert to prep for two shows now and as much as I initially sought out his coaching for his expertise and knowledge around bodybuilding and the ketogenic diet, I have been absolutely blown away by his ability to perfectly adjust macros to melt away fat while maintaining muscle and hormonal health! I trust him implicitly and would more than recommend his coaching and his book to anyone looking to use a ketogenic diet to prep for a show. I look forward to having him coach me again in the future!"
"Ketogenic Bodybuilding leaves no stone unturned. Robert Sikes has brilliantly broken down every step of the process for proven results. No detail was left out and you can feel his passion, warmth, and humor along the way. As a doctor, it is important to me that athletes don't sacrifice long-term health for short-term gains. This book will change the world of natural bodybuilding for so many competitors."
"I always believed that if you wanted to get stage-ready, you had to suffer through low libido and other hormonal issues following a traditional bodybuilding diet of chicken, broccoli, and rice. Robert Sikes broke that mold. Not only does he have the knowledge and information, but he also has the track record and physique to prove that a keto diet works for bodybuilders."
"When it comes to the nuances of cutting on the ketogenic diet, especially getting to stage-level leanness, Sikes is the one coach everyone thinks about."
"Robert Sikes is the godfather of bodybuilding on a ketogenic diet, and this book is a goldmine of information. If you want to take your physique to the next level and do it the healthiest way possible, you need to read this book front to back."
"Finally, a keto resource for bodybuilders! Sikes is an expert when it comes to prepping bodybuilders and physique athletes using a ketogenic diet. Ketogenic Bodybuilding provides you with insights into Sikes's own nutrition, training, and mindset so that you can achieve your goal physique using a ketogenic diet!"
Ketogenic natural bodybuilding is my passion and life's purpose. I am committed to continual growth and improvement, and I'm excited to deliver the wisdom I gain to you in an actionable format. Feel free to draw on any of the resources I create and publish to better your health and fitness journey. Don't hesitate to reach out to me directly if there is ever anything I can do to aid you. Your interest in this endeavor and the support you show me by consuming my content and following my brand help me stay motivated on this path. You are my oxygen, and I owe you my everything!
As such, I encourage you to use my website as a resource for any additional questions, recipes, scientific studies, one-on-one coaching, podcast interviews and training tutorials as needed. I add new content every week, and unlike a printed book, it will continue to evolve as I receive further questions and learn additional concepts