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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Increasing the Sensitivity of Androgen Receptors

During intense training, when your muscles have a large amount of testosterone, it is necessary to achieve an adequate their reaction to it. In other words, it is necessary to increase the sensitivity of androgen receptors in muscle fibers. This is accomplished by applying a non-traumatic stress to the muscles.

So, your biceps are fully "inflated",  the blood and an increase in the number of reps from 21 to 30, for example, should fully tire them. This is not a problem, since you're not going to put a new world record. However, if you feel that you cannot bend the arms, try and rest for about 10 minutes but do not with passive recreation. IN this case is better to stretch your hamstrings to keep the "pumped" muscles.


Now your goal is to lift average weights slowly for 12 times. Then try to do the curls with dumbbells sitting. Make a set with your right hand, rest a little and do a set with the left one. Watch for the precision of your motions, because this movement should be smooth. You should be able to stop it at the top point of the amplitude for two seconds.

There is a significant difference between lifting of heavy weight and conscious contraction of muscles with an average weight. In the first case the weight moves through inertia. This leads to the injury of the muscle fibers, especially when you just drop the weight down because you can’t control its movement. In the moment, you load your nervous system along with the muscles. This is exactly what you need, because it sends a strong signal the muscles to increase their sensitivity to testosterone. Obviously, you need to cut the muscles as much as you can. Do not stop exercise because you have performed 12 reps or your biceps is hurting. Think of your muscles’ androgen receptors, because additional time spent under stress, increase their sensitivity.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ice Cream Recipe with High Protein and Low Fat and Sugar Content

Ingredients:
1) 1 frozen banana
2) 300 grams of low fat cottage cheese
3) 1/2 cup (54g.) Whey protein "Banana flavored powder"
4) You can even add the vanilla powder.

Instructions:
1) For the preparation you need a  food processor or hand blender to mix all ingredients together.
2) Put the mixture into a container for ice cream or the usual saucer and leave it in the freezer for an hour.
3) After one hour, remove the ice cream from the refrigerator and mix thoroughly. Thus, you make sure that it freezes evenly.
4) Place the container back in the freezer. Wait another hour before taking it.
  
As a result, you have a healthy, tasteful  low-calorie ice cream.



This recipe works with other protein mixtures, makes it even ice cream! If you use other types of proteins may have to add a couple of tablespoons of milk to the mixture if it is too solid.

Nutritional value for one serving
Calories – 258
Proteins - 38
Total Fat  Amount - 4.8g.
Total Carbohydrate -17g.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Anabolic Steroids and Proper Nutrition


Ignoring the role of proper nutrition, can significantly weaken the anabolic effect of steroids and strengthen their side effects. Steroids are most effective when used in combination with high-calorie foods and high protein content nutrients. The only steroid, which to some extent shows an anabolic effect in the low-calorie diet - is Primobolan. The optimal amount of consumed calories for a day when using steroids is 4000 - 7000 kcal. This amount should be 60% of complex carbohydrates, 20% of protein and 20% in form of fat. To achieve the optimal nutritive effects may require additional efforts. Many athletes eat too little in order to make steroids work better and even if they consume enough calories, it is often at the expense of too much fat in their diet. And this approach is not the best one. It is important to know that the use of anabolic steroids can increase blood cholesterol and blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease. If an athlete is seriously decided to take advantage of that provide steroids, he should understand that proper nutrition is an essential part of the steroid program. You should always try to avoid inclusion in the diet of excessive fat, to exclude the risk of heart disease, which is already fraught with the use of steroids. At the same time it is necessary to ensure that in the diet there is a right amount of protein, and that quantity of calories should be optimal in order to maximize the effectiveness of steroids.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

From Anorexic to Athlete

A young mother, who was just a step away from anorexia when her weight dropped to just 38 kilograms, was able to cope with the disease and become a female bodybuilder!

23-year-old Rachel Hobbs lost weight up to 38 pounds before unexpectedly became pregnant five years ago. According to the girl, after the birth of her son, she decided to change her life and began an active workout. She believed that the muscle building and sport will help her cope with the disease and make her more attractive.


Rachel was very thin in 16 years because of the constant stress and anxiety for her twin sister Nicole, who suffered from anorexia.

After years of training she took part in the bodybuilding contest and since then she  follows a strict training regime. Rachel originally planned to perform only one competition, but after her successful performance decided not to stop there and take part in other bodybuilding competitions.

In several years  she was able to recover almost 13 pounds.  Nowadays she conducts its own counseling on nutrition and works in the Internet company that helps people choose a healthier way of life.

"I lost weight up to 38 pounds when my twin sister Nicola suffered from anorexia. I'm very worried about her and this was the cause of great stress, which in 16 years I could not handle. The weight was never a problem for me, but I was not very healthy child, "- she added.

Rachel is constantly faced with critics who say that the young mother must not take part in such contests, flaunting her body but she stated that she wants want to continue doing professional bodybuilding. An example worth following!



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Hollow Rock Exercise

To perform this useful and rare exercise you should lay face up on the ground with your arms stretched overhead and legs out straight. Raise your arms and legs about one foot off of the floor and attempt to assume the shape of a rocker on a rocking chair, then softly and slowly, teeter back and forth.

The critical part of this movement is to pull the lumbar arch from the back so that the entire back is rounded from shoulders to butt. This exercise is a perfect measure of both a weakness in and inability to innervate the lower abs.

The role of the hip flexors is fairly insignificant in the hollow rock but the role of the lower rectus (lower abs) is crucial.



For many people the hollow rock is so hard that no matter how hard they try they crash on each rocking as they come to level and the flat spot caused by insufficient lumbar flexion smacks the floor. This crashing is an ideal measure of ones lack of lower ab recruitment.

Lower ab recruitment is the toughest part of ab training and is never well developed by most athletes. Activation, full recruitment, and development of the lower abs require massive concentration and focus over months or even years. The hollow rock is a near perfect tool to both test and develop low ab capacity.
hollow rock should be practiced even if it gives you colossal difficulties. Start by trying to rock continuously for two minutes regardless of the quality of the movement. Avoid raising the hands and feet to maintain the rocking motion as best you can.

When mastered, the body is dished out flat, the hands and feet are low, and the impetus for the rocking is almost undetectable. When you can do this smoothly – no flat spot – for two minutes you’ll have absolutely great abs.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bodybuilding and Common Cold Disease

bodybuilding cold condition

Bodybuilding during common cold is not a very good idea. It has been observed that in the period of disease, the recovery period is significantly delayed.

The most important thing you need to know in the period of the disease is that the muscle anabolic processes stop and the body triggers the secretion of cortisol, which is responsible for muscle breakdown, thereby performing even simple exercises may lead to an additional secretion of cortisol.

We can conclude that exercise during illness is prohibited and you not only will you destroy the muscles, but also cause substantial damage to your health. If you come after a long-lasting cold condition, after the full recovery you should refrain from training for two to three days, otherwise the training won’t be very useful.

Right after the cure you should keep a warm atmosphere around you, no matter where you are.
There a several tips for quick recovery after the Cold:
  • Take high doses of vitamin C, it has been proven that in the period of disease the body needs increased amounts of the vitamin.
  • Also, do not forget about taking vitamin and mineral complexes.
  • Try to drink lots of water along to get rid of toxins. To speed up the recovery you require 2-3 liters of water.
  • Garlic and onion are crucial in a period of illness, they contain volatile, which help the body to destroy the viral bacteria.
  • You need rest during illness, stay in bed, avoid physical exercise and get plenty of sleep.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why do we need magnesium?

Over half of the less than two ounces of magnesium in a 130- pound person is in the bones. Magnesium is critical to the operation of hundreds of enzymes and directly affects the metabolism of potassium, calcium, and vitamin D. It plays an integral role in nearly three hundred body functions. It aids in bone growth, basic metabolic functions, and the functioning of nerves and muscles, including the regulation of normal heart rhythm. Low intake has been linked to high blood pressure, heart-rhythm abnormalities, and heart attack.

The food sources of Magnesium are mainly Nuts, legumes, whole grains, wheat bran, dark green vegetables, bananas, apricots, etc.
People whose drinking water has a high magnesium content experience a lower incidence of sudden death from heart attack. Magnesium is easily washed and peeled away from foods during processing, so fresh or slightly processed foods are your best choices.