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Androsterone review. My unbiased, unpaid for review of androsterone

Before I begin, I just want to say that I am not affiliated with the company that sells this product, or any company that sells androsterone, and I am not getting paid for making this review. I just want to point out how this supplement helped me and to help others making decisions on what … Continue reading Androsterone review. My unbiased, unpaid for review of androsterone

Betaine, worth it or not?

Betaine (TMG; trimethylglycine. A glycine amino acid with three methyl groups) is a bodybuilding supplement usually found in pre-workouts to boost muscle growth. Betaine is also used to improve digestion, fight infections, and for methylation support. Due to its ability to support methylation (converts homocysteine to methionine), it has a methionine "sparing effect" and might … Continue reading Betaine, worth it or not?

25 ways to increase androgen receptors and enhance potency (2018 update)

Androgens such as testosterone and DHT exert their beneficial action on the tissue by binding to androgen receptors. Testosterone and DHT are both anabolic to muscle and boosts muscle growth. A recent study found that, although androgens are needed for muscle growth, it is the androgen receptors that are essential for hypertrophy. There is a … Continue reading 25 ways to increase androgen receptors and enhance potency (2018 update)

HMB: steroid like results?

β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyric acid (HMB) is a metabolite from leucine and is considered to be a very promising anabolic agent. Leucine is first converted in the body to α-ketoisocaproic acid and then to HMB. As seen in pigs, about 5% of leucine is converted to HMB, and the HMB concentrations increase significantly with the consumption of leucine. … Continue reading HMB: steroid like results?

46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)

  DHT was always thought to be converted from testosterone, however, recent data suggest that instead, it's converted from Δ-androstenedione by 5α-reductase isoenzyme-1 to 5α-androstanedione, followed by subsequent conversion to DHT via the enzyme 17β-hydroxysteroid B3. The 5α-androstanedione pathway to DHT, therefore, bypasses testosterone entirely (1). Androstenedione → 5α-androstanedione → DHT. Also, "DHT formation from 4-dione (androstenedione) increased gradually and … Continue reading 46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)

The 3 most successful methods to overcome a hypertrophy plateau

Everyone reaches a sticking point, kind of like a roadblock so to speak, sometime in their training, and I want to give you three tips on how to overcome a stall and boost some new gains. Everyone is a responder or a non-responder to an exercise program. Meaning, someone either responds really well to a … Continue reading The 3 most successful methods to overcome a hypertrophy plateau

Is higher frequency key for faster strength gains?

Does performing an exercise more frequently result in better strength gains? Results of a meta-analysis showed a significant effect of resistance training (RT) frequency on muscular strength gains. Effect sizes increased in magnitude from 0.74, 0.82, 0.93, and 1.08 for training 1, 2, 3, and 4 times per week, respectively (1). However, they found that with volume-equated studies, … Continue reading Is higher frequency key for faster strength gains?

Why heavy squats are shown to slow your muscle gains

Everyone is so focused on getting stronger these days, but did you know it could hurt your hypertrophy in the long run? Let me explain what I mean... This study (1) compared two groups of men who did the same training program. Both groups did the same exercises, as well as the same upper body intensity … Continue reading Why heavy squats are shown to slow your muscle gains

The unconventional frequency to bigger muscles

What is the frequency with which you should you train a muscle group in order to grow them the fastest way possible? I used to train a muscle group only once a week for a few years and I gained over 10kg of lean muscle that way. Going to the gym and lifting weights is … Continue reading The unconventional frequency to bigger muscles

Retain maximal muscle when dieting: 3 most important points

Maintaining muscle during fat loss is most important, because muscle mass correlates with metabolism. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolic rate will be. Plus, you worked so hard to get it, now you'll have to ensure to keep it. Dieting or eating in a caloric deficit can be somewhat stressful on the … Continue reading Retain maximal muscle when dieting: 3 most important points