Looking for Gains? Manipulate Your Training for Hormone Optimization

Looking For Gains?

Manipulate Your Training for Hormone Optimization

The following are some of the benefits of manipulating your training to increase testosterone:

Increased Testosterone Levels : Increase your natural levels with a variety of methods such as:

A) Using anabolic steroids;

B) Taking exogenous testosterone; or

C) By taking supplements containing synthetic T3 and T4.

Decreased Testosterone Levels : Decrease your natural levels with a variety of methods such as:

A) Using anabolic steroids;

B) Taking exogenous testosterone; or

C) By taking supplements containing synthetic T3 and T4.

Improved Muscle Growth : Improve muscle growth by increasing the amount of protein intake, which will result in increased muscle mass. Also, it improves strength and power through greater size and strength.

Improvement in Endurance : Improve endurance by improving the quality of your sleep. You will improve your ability to perform physical activities longer.

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Reduced Fatigue : Reduce fatigue by reducing the amount of caffeine consumed and/or alcohol consumption. These two substances have been shown to decrease the level of cortisol, which has been associated with fat storage and metabolic disorders.

Reduced Risk of Injury : A properly timed intake of carbohydrates will help to reduce the risk of injury. It can also help you to train harder and longer without fatigue.

Good night’s sleep : Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most overlooked components of training. Without it, you can’t expect your mind and body to continuously put up with hard training and dieting. Sleep also helps the body to repair damaged muscle tissue.

Fat Loss : To lose fat, you should be in a caloric deficit. This means that you burn more calories than you consume on a daily basis. Some methods of reducing caloric intake include:

A) Caloric Deficit : Eat foods that are low in fat with high protein content. Also eat more green vegetables and certain fruits, such as apples.

B) Food Combining : Certain food should not be eaten in the same meal. For example, you should not eat foods high in fat or carbohydrates with foods high in protein.

C) Hormone Manipulation : Certain hormones must be balanced in order to lose fat. These include insulin, androgens and glucocorticoids.

Hormone optimization is one of the main factors that will affect fat loss.

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Improved Muscle Gains : The main goal of weight training is to stimulate the muscle fibers and to tear them down. The most important time for recovery is while you are sleeping. During sleep, your body releases hormones and other chemicals that help in the repair and rebuilding of muscle tissue.

Stress Reduction : Acute (short-term) stress can be beneficial to athletes as it can increase strength and speed; however, long-term stress will have a negative effect on performance. Everyone has a stress limit beyond which it begins to have a negative effect on performance.

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