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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...

How to Decline Bench Press Video Tutorial

The decline bench press is a variation of the standard bench press. The difference is, that bodybuilders perform the decline bench press with the bench at an approx 30 degree decline (how to decline tip). This puts more emphasis on your lower chest muscles and triceps. The decline bench press is usually performed after the flat or incline bench press. How to do this variation of the bench? With both dumbbells or a barbell in order to increase muscle size and strength. Remember not to use decl...

Excessive Water Consumption Can Poison You!

You probably know that in bodybuilding in order to grow muscles and even rest them you need to drink a lot of water but remember something: Excessive Water Consumption Can And Will Poison You! Yeah, i know that your next question is about the quantity of water that can poison (intoxicate) you but the answer isn`t that simple.. the level of poisoning (intoxication) depends on weight in most cases but believe me, your body knows when you exaggerate with the water consumption and it will aler...

Salsa Chicken Quinoa

Recipe of the day: Salsa Chicken Quinoa Salsa Chicken Quinoa is a simple, tasty, and very healthy, high protein recipe to grow your muscles with. I`ve told you that quinoa is good in a previous recipe post, click if you want to read more about how to cook quinoa Salmon Quinoa Recipe. Ingredients for Salsa Chicken Quinoa 2 cups of uncooked quinoa 24 ounces of cooked chicken 2 cups of salsa 1 cup chopped raw onion optional, diced jalapeno After reading how to cook the quinoa p...

How to Bench Tips and Common Mistakes

If you don`t know how to bench properly and in order to correct your eventual common mistakes to improve muscle growth please read carefully this "How to bench tips and Common Mistakes" post. Lack of over-all body tightness is one of the mistakes Keep the bar in line with the wrist and elbows (tip) Don’t push the bar off you. Push yourself away from the bar to bench better and grow muscle faster Tighten your back (good how to bench tip, isn`t it? :D) Get your upper back and core stren...

Tablet Or Pill Stuck In Throat?

Let`s say that you take some kind of oral supplements or even steroids that are in the form of a pill (tablet) in order to increase your muscle size. If you`ve taken a tablet or pill without water which is stupid by the way, and the pill or tablet got stuck in your throat you can try apple sauce, club soda, ginger ale, even bread can help that stuck in the throat tablet or pill! If you try one of these remedies that stuck tablet or pill should dissolve away and 9/10 times the tablet or pill h...

Sweet Potatoes And Carotenoids

Sweet potatoes have been found to contain the highest level of carotenoids in the vegetable kingdom, and that's good because carotenoids enhance muscle cell recovery after workouts thus helping you to improve your muscle growth and carotenoids from sweet potatoes even fight viruses such as the common cold.Carotenoids (beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin) have vitamin A activity (meaning they can be converted to retinal), and these and other carotenoids can also ...

Beans

For example kidney beans are seeds from a large plant used for human or animal food.Beans are one of the longest cultivated plants and they are very nutritious thus helping your muscle to grow. Beans were a important source of protein during the old and new world, and they still are.Besides protein, kidney beans or other beans have significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber, one cup of cooked beans providing between 9 to 13 grams of fiber and you need that for your muscles don`t you? Beans ...

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 ...

Hardgainers

What is a "hardgainer"?A Hardgainer is a genetically-typical person (if there is such a thing).He/she is born with no special genetic 'gifts' which enable them to pack on muscle mass quickly. Such people cannot gain lots of strength using VOLUME training, but a hardgainer can make impressive gains using less frequent workouts with considerably less volume (see topic Supersets).Estimates of the percentage of the population who are "hardgainers" range from 60% to 95% (Steve Holman "The Home Gym Ha...