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    good show



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    Here is the reason I recommend anybody using curcumin to opt for the BCM-95 version.

    Curcumin itself has poor bio-availability. You often see it paired with piperine for this reason, but this research demonstrated BCM-95 having just under 7x greater bio-availability than curcumin + piperine. Not to mention, long-term use of piperine having its own issues.

    If you aren't taking a curcumin supplement, you should be! The list of benefits are extremely long... anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, protective against neurological dysfunction, and most notably for the case of AAS and GH users, heart remodelling effects protective against LVH and cardiomyopathy.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792534/



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    You know you're a bodybuilder when you shoot GH in the gym car park, right?

    In all seriousness, I have another instalment of my mini-cut vlog series coming out this evening, featuring a tonne of useful rambles, including GH + insulin timing peri-workout, and utilising both sub-q and IM shots to your advantage. (Along with tonnes of other bits).



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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Thanks Shadow!



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    Re: TheShadow - PSL Sponsored Log

    Want to hear your thoughts on Rich Piana and Dallas McCarver.



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    METABOLIC SYNDROME & BODYBUILDING

    Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of at least three of these medical conditions: elevated fasted BG, elevated blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high serum triglycerides and low HDL levels.

    (Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome are very closely related).

    These are ALL things that we see in off-season physique athletes all the time. Pushing calorie intake, pushing GH doses etc can all result in IR/metabolic syndrome.

    So, what can we do if you/somebody you know/a client is showing any of the above signs?

    The easiest changes you can make right away are dietary:
    - reduce saturated fat intake
    - reduce total carbohydrate intake
    - consume your daily carbohydrate intake around periods of high activity, so resistance training for our population. Intra, and post-workout.

    Here's some more reading for you guys on an evidenced based approach to treating metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance with diet: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10889805

    Some other modalities include:
    - use a glucose disposal agent with carbohydrate based meals to improve nutrient partitioning, such as Slin from EnhancedAthlete
    - use metformin around carbohydrate based meals (more on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK-khHKY8XQ&t=36s)
    - depending on the severity of your elevated BG, implementing a basal insulin such as Lantus may be a good initial move before you are able to drop your BG via other means
    - resistance training
    - HIIT and LISS/MISS cardio
    - Keeping your nutrient intake to protein + fat only around periods of low activity, to keep insulin as dormant as possible

    For you guys that want to listen to me ramble about improving insulin sensitivity for 20 minutes a little more in-depth, then follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DAkInEjiSo&t=25s

    EVERYBODY should be regularly monitoring their BG, keeping body fat in check and watching how hard they are pushing their condition before having to 'clean up', as any period of time being insulin resistant will detract both from your physique goals, and more importantly your health.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ArnoldS View Post
    Want to hear your thoughts on Rich Piana and Dallas McCarver.
    The only thoughts I have is that whilst it is extremely sad that these men have passed, I hope their families find solace in the fact that they truly lived their lives doing what they wanted to do.



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    How our weekly refeeds are currently looking - pizza and cake!

    Our refeeds are specifically high carb/low fat in nature, so we make our own.

    Here we have home made pizzas made with a shop bought base, tomato and garlic sauce, BBQ chicken and BBQ sauce.

    For dessert we have our homemade banana cake, made with crushed bananas, flour, sugar, egg whites, cinammon and baking powder. I mix this with fat-free frozen yoghurt and coco pops.

    As you can see, all very low fat! Low fat can be fun



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    MYTH-BUSTING

    'High protein diets cause bone loss'.

    How many times have you heard this? I saw this tagline on one of my Mum's magazines and this reminded me of this old gem.

    To put it bluntly, this is a load of rubbish.

    From a very recent review linked below: 'Current evidence shows no adverse effects of higher protein intakes.'

    http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/ea...45110.abstract



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    A quick progress photo upon waking this morning for my check in with my coach.

    Today marks 16 weeks into this fat loss phase. Watery and flat as hell from GH, DNP and yohimbine, but things are still progressing nicely!

    I have ran my AAS no higher than TRT for this whole phase, so I thought it may provide some value to share my current anecdote for this approach vs. previous fat loss phases running supra-physiological amounts of AAS.

    Positives:
    - Reduced hunger
    - Lower overall systemic stress, which will ultimately result in greater net fat loss
    - Long period spent with improved health markers
    - Massively improved sleep. I have previously struggled to sleep when dieting, but this phase it has been easy
    - Extended 'off' period allowing AR's to completely resensitise, so when you get into that 'golden spot' to add tissue, you are ready to blast

    Negatives:
    - reduced transient cosmetic effects that come with supra-physiological AAS use, specifically non-aromatising and DHT based drugs.

    That's honestly about it, and with my own trials with myself and clients this year running fat loss phases (outside of contest preps), I am very confident that the benefits strongly outweigh the negatives of sticking to TRT-like dosages.




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    Check out this research, where melatonin, reservatrol and letrozole were added into breast adipose tissue in vitro.

    As we know, aromatisation of testosterone to estrogen can occur at the aromatase enzyme in fat cells.

    Both melatonin and reservatrol were found to act as aromatase inhibitors in this co-culture model, however, melatonin was 1000x more potent than reservatrol.

    The most surprising finding here was that melatonin was equally as potent as letrozole!

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...040?via%3Dihub



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    Rest day nutrition is super simple right now, generally because my rest days at the moment are spent travelling and working away.

    I start with a fast, so today I had my first meal at 5pm. This is because 1) my intake is very low at the moment, and I never get hungry when fasting. Fitting my daily intake into a smaller window is a much more satiating situation. I'm definitely a fan of the benefits of fasting too. 2) It allows me to take advantage of a longer window of accelerated FFA mobilisation when using yohimbine and GH upon waking.

    Current rest day macros are at 300p/40c/50f and electrolytes at 10g potassium/8g sodium. My day consists of 500g spinach, 500g 95% lean beef, 700g courgette, 740g chicken breast, 8g coconut oil, 15g sea salt, 6g losalt and I split this into 4/5 meals.

    Have a great Saturday everybody



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    As you age, the threshold to maximally stimulate muscle protein synthesis in one sitting increases, and thus the anabolic response to protein intake is reduced.

    This research took 66 malnourished elderly individuals, and controlled their nutrition for 6 weeks.

    One group were given four meals in which protein intake was spread evenly. (pulse feeding)

    In the other group, the majority of their protein intake was consumed in one meal (spread feeding)

    At the end of the 6 weeks, the pulse feeding group showed a beneficial outcome when compared to the spread feeding group, with the subjects showing significantly greater lean body mass increases.

    To keep this in context, although I feel there is absolutely merit in ensuring you are maximally stimulating muscle protein synthesis throughout the day for hypertrophy goals in physique athletes, this research was done on an elderly population with zero resistance training. Therefore, we cannot realistically base any conclusions from this research on our population.

    I am sharing this for a few people (including my Mum!) who specialise in elderly rehabilitation that follow this page.

    Enjoy Mum, lol

    http://www.clinicalnutritionjournal....182-3/fulltext



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