Competitor prep is like nothing else in life. Every person who has no clue says “I know how hard you worked for …” no you don’t. You have no idea. Competition prep is harder than medical school. It is extremely hard on every part of your life. Dieting and lifting weights, the part people see, […]
Most people don’t know the difference between muscle cells and muscle fibers. That’s because there really isn’t one; muscle cells are shaped like fibers. Myocyte is greek for muscle cell; myo- muscle, -cyte cell. Collections of cells form muscle tissue. There are 3 types of muscle tissue: Cardiac, Smooth, and Skeletal. Since this is a bodybuilding site I’m going […]
What You Probably Knew The Leptin hormone is a recently discovered hormone. It is well known for its role in hunger and energy balance. Leptin is released by happy fat cells when they are full. This signals the brain not to respond to Ghrelin, the hunger hormone. Up until the discovery of Leptin people (even […]
Rezolution V2 No I’m not a big fan of most diet pills. Most diet pills increase your adrenal hormones and end up burning off muscle. They have other health consequences but who cares, lets stay on topic, fat loss not muscle loss. A fat loss pill should burn fat. Rezolution V2 has two of the […]
In part 1 I covered the sexual hormone effects of Marijuana use. To avoid them use liquid THC. In this installment I will cover the metabolic hormone and neurohormonal effects of marijuana use The Munchies We have all heard that weed makes you eat junk food. We have also heard It causes estrogen issues. […]
Sleep is extremely important for a number of reasons. I will try to give you some of the most important parts geared towards this audience but I promise I won’t completely capture all its majesty. Before I was a bodybuilder, before I was a powerlifter, before I practiced medicine and before I was training for […]
Everyone seems to get to that point in their weight training where everything gets boring and motivation drop faster than a fat lady with a hole in her parachute. I have often thought that it would be great to develop a supplement that decreases or eliminates these negative feelings and lack of motivation in training scenarios.
We live in exciting and novel times where we have made substantial advances in understanding, testing and managing our own biology. Nowadays, many of the leading minds of medical science and technology believe that the very first immortal human has already been born. Yes. You heard me right…immortal. In 2013, when you can get your personal Genetic make-up sequence analyzed for $100, it’s not unrealistic to say that you can have complete control over your own biology.
The phrase “mind over matter” has been associated with everything from paranormal activity to religion and meditation. However, this concept can be used in training as well to further our bodies to the goals which we hope to achieve. The key word there is “goals” and that should always be a starting point in all […]
About the author: Alexendar Dec PhD has a B.S. in Molecular Biology and a PhD in Neuroscience with a research emphasis on nitric oxide, glutamatergic and dopamine systems in the striatum as it pertains to Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. Previously Doctor Dec worked for Abbott Laboratories, a large pharmaceutical company, for 4 years. A recent […]