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Arnold Schwarzenegger Admitted Steroid Usage

Statements from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself about steroid usage during a period of time. 1974 Arnold Schwarzenegger on steroid usage: "I take steroids because they help me an extra 5 percent. Women take the (contraception) pill. They are somewhat similar. I do it under a doctor's supervision." 1977 Arnold Schwarzenegger on steroid usage: "Yes I have used steroids, but no, they didn't make me what I am. Anabolic steroids were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict ...

A Big Breakfast for Big Muscle Gains

Breakfast is your post workout meal but also probably the most important meal of the day to promote muscle growth. After hours of fasting your body is primed to absorb and utilise far more nutrients than it is able to at other times from the meals in that day. Blood glucose levels are low, muscle glycogen and amino acid stores are low and your body will be in a state of dehydration, you are like a zombie. When you eat that breakfast, your body will release a hugely anabolic hormone called in...

A Clove of Garlic raises your Testosterone Levels

The stinking rose, the garlic, has been shown to raise testosterone levels, a key hormone in muscle growth and strength. Garlic has an additional benefit because it lowers cortisol levels. Cortisol is an catabolic hormone, an adversary of testosterone, as the two compete for the same growth-stimulating sites within muscle cells. Cortisol causes the breakdown of muscle protein. Since garlic stimulates testosterone and inhibits cortisol, it has great potential as an anabolic agent (just like st...

Fish Oils Can Inhibit Muscle Recovery

Fish contains high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, which inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, and that`s bad for muscle growth and recovery because prostaglandins are important for building muscles. I won`t talk about prostaglandin but instead i will talk about the fish oils that can inhibit muscle recovery in immobilized persons.Researchers from the Food and Nutrition Department at Seoul National University examined the effect of fish oils on muscle recovery in rats.The rats were assigned like so: a...

Big Biceps mistakes:Too much isolation!

I think I speak for every man when I say we all want big biceps. Even guys who have big biceps want bigger biceps!The first big biceps mistake is too many isolation exercises.Compound and IsolationCompound exercises move the body through more than one joint movement, while isolation exercises only move the body through a single-joint movement. The king of all compound exercises is the squat. The squat uses many major muscle groups and bends at you ankles, knees, waist and hips. A big bicep compo...

List of Anabolic Steroid Side effects

If you don`t want to read the side effects from steroid summary this will give you a full view on some aspects.List of Anabolic Steroid Side effects: Many androgens are capable of being metabolized into compounds which can interact with other steroid hormone receptors and by combining with estrogen, progesterone, and glucocorticoid receptors produce additional unwanted effects:General Stunted growth Increased risk of HIV, HepatitisIncreased risk of Male Pattern Baldness Hypogonadism (shrinking ...

Jargon Used In Bodybuilding

Steroids: 1.Cycle: A period of steroid use often 8 or more weeks in length, followed by a similar period of disuse. 2.Pyramiding: This is when users build up to their heaviest dose on a cycle. Though prevalent in the early days of steroid use, this method was found unnecessary and is virtually no longer practiced. 3.Stacking: The process of combining drugs, or using more than one drug within a cycle. 4.Tapering: This is the opposite of Pyramiding. Users begin with their highest dose and ...

Weight Training for Women

Diet "The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn!". Quick weight loss from dieting can cause a quick loss in muscle tissue. This is not the best way to receive the best proportions. Since women have less muscle mass then men, extreme dieting is more damaging to the female physique then to the males. When you cut back a lot on food intake, it deprives the female body of energy, and the body usually becomes weak. A loss of two pounds or more a week, means you are loosing muscle mass as you a...

When to Consider a Weight Gain Successful

Your weight gain diet must do two simple things to be successful at helping you put on lean muscle weight.-It must provide you with calories in excess of your maintenance amount.Your maintenance amount is that amount of calories your body uses to fuel it's energy concerns. It is when the body has calories beyond this amount that it has the ability to either store these calories as body fat or use them to build muscle.-It must supply the body not only with plenty of protein but also adequate amou...

Steroid Cycle For Intermediate

You`re at intermediate level when you`ve been lifting weights for at least 3 years and have done at least 3 cycles. It will help you a lot if  you used 3 different anabolic steroids. If water retention becomes a problem, or your nipples get tender (a beginning sign of Gynecomastia), add in some Arimidex (Anastrozole) at half a milligram every day. Level 2 intermediate