Expert interview with Roman Schindler

Expert interview with Roman Schindler

Fasting,Fitness,Nutrition, TLL LongevityLabs

Personal Trainer - Mister Austria 2021.

Some people certainly know that sports also activate autophagy (cell cleansing) in the body. The most effective are endurance and strength sports, which really get the metabolism and the cardiovascular system going.

But did you know that the combination of sports, intermittent fasting and spermidineLIFE® amplifies the effect even more?

Together with Roman Schindler, personal trainer and Mister Austria 2021, we get to the bottom of it.

Is intermittent fasting in combination with sports healthy at all?

Intermittent fasting in combination with sports is definitely a good and healthy approach to get the most out of your own body. In conjunction with a balanced diet and sufficient sleep, you cover the most important main factors for a healthy life.

What do you think about the combination of sports and fasting?

Time management as well as the person as an individual play a very important role in this combination. Every person is different, physically as well as their daily routine. One should definitely make a plan: ``When is the best time for me to fast?`` and ``When is the best time for me to exercise?`` If I can answer these two questions and make a schedule that allows this combination stress-free, then it can bring health benefits.

Do you fast yourself? If so, which method do you prefer?

I fast about 2-3 times a week. I use the 16/8 interval fasting method. This method works best for me because my work hours, sleep period and food intake window are well regulated.

What needs to be taken into account when combining fasting and exercise?

Start the fasting period a few hours before going to bed, then most of the fasting time is already covered by the evening and sleep. It is very important to continue to drink liquids such as tea or water during the fasting period in the morning. Water is essential for life. Furthermore, choose the food intake in such a way that you can deliver a good performance during your sports session.

What role does spermidineLIFE® play for you in this combination with sports and fasting?

The most important role of spermidineLIFE® is definitely in recovery. I just notice since I've been taking spermidineLIFE® how my recovery times have shortened. It helps my athletic performance over all.

But did you know what effect the combination of sports, intermittent fasting and spermidineLIFE® has?

I have basically dealt with the topic of spermidine and autophagy beforehand, so I was aware that it could support me. It turned out for me that spermidineLIFE® is an important addition to sports and intermittent fasting.

Do you fast 7 days a week or do you allow yourself a "fasting break" sometimes?

I also allow myself a fasting break from time to time.

What would you never want to abstain from while fasting?

Tea and water!

When does it not make sense for you to fast or when would you advise against it?

People who have various diseases or pregnant women should be careful and talk to their doctor beforehand.

Otherwise you should listen to your own body feeling and notice various signals and not ignore them. For example, if there is an unwanted weight loss, the resting pulse is too high in the long term, the athletic performance drops permanently or the immune system is weakened more often than usual.


The combination of fasting and sports can definitely promote health. To get the most out of it, however, the ``basics`` must also be covered. These are nutrition, sleep and drinking enough water.

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