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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...

Stretch marks in bodybuilding

Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin with reddish or purple lines. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth (common in puberty) or weight gain (muscle building, bodybuilding) or in some cases, severe pulling force on skin that overcomes the dermis's elasticity. In our case here where we discuss about bodybuilding, stretch ...

Muscle Atrophy

What is Atrophy?Well when you refere to it as an illness you`re probably right because in many cases atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body and it`s caused by mutations, poor nourishment, poor circulation, loss of hormonal support but it also appears when you don`t exercise your muscles and it`s called muscle atrophy.Muscle AtrophyMuscle atrophy as i`ve said earlier, appears when you disuse your muscles and it`s followed by loss of mass and strength. For example if...

Jay Cutler`s Therapy

The training needed to be a three-time Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic champion puts a lot of wear and tear on the body.In addition to stretching before, during and after training, Jay Cutler used a wide variety of physical therapy to overcome the trauma from years of intense, heavy training.Chiropractic SessionsWhat: : Adjustments to hips, neck, lower and middle back.Function: Keep body operating at high level.Duration: One hourFrequency: Once per weekCost: FreeDeep Tissue MassageWhat: An aggr...

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 ...

Training Tips For Women

1)Set a Goal. Decide what you want to get out of your workout. Are you after Madonna's arms or a job that requires you to have a nice sculpted body?Are you lifting weights to improve function, health, appearance, or sports performance? Once this has been determined, you can better tailor your routine, choosing exercises that will target the proper muscles. 2) Be Consistent. Once you commit to weight training, stick with it. True, a long day at work doesn't provide much inspiration, but resist t...

Eat Better To Prevent Heart Disease

Spinach: Spinach and many other green leafy vegetables such as lettuce contain folate, also known as vitamin B9. Although folate deficiency is well known for its effects in causing spinal malformations in newborns, recent studies reveal that folate may have a role in heart disease by reducing circulating levels of homocysteine in the blood. High homocysteine levels increase your risk of heart attacks as well as stroke; therefore, increasing your dietary intake of folate-containing foods may hel...

Minerals a very important factor of our diet!

Although minerals may be required in small quantities, they are still vitally important to our general health and wellbeing. 1.Calcium Calcium is needed for so many different functions in the body, from bones, to blood clotting, your muscles etc. People often think of bones as a static piece of the body, where very little change occurs, but that is a totally incorrect perception. Bone is a dynamic part of the body and calcium is constantly flowing into, and out of it.Calcium is needed for th...

Amino acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and unlike the two other basic nutrients – sugar and fatty acids, amino acids contain nitrogen – about 16%.Amino acids are used in most body processes from regulating the way the body works to how the brain functions - They activate and utilize vitamins and other nutrients.Proteins are chains of amino acids linked together, bound together with peptide bonds and there are about 29 amino acids commonly referred to in human health. The liver manufac...