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)

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

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

Signs/symptoms of high GABA and the top 12 supplements to lower it

GABA is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the body, meaning, it is calming, anti-anxiety and helps you to relax. The feeling of high GABA is best described by you just wanting to sit or lay down and enjoy the day, getting ready to dose off, not having racing thoughts, not being able to be creative … Continue reading Signs/symptoms of high GABA and the top 12 supplements to lower it

Coffee, the manliest drink

Coffee is made from roasted coffee beans and can be enjoyed in many different ways, such as with cream or milk, sugar or sweetener, or just plain black. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 different countries worldwide. Green (unroasted) coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. The earliest credible evidence … Continue reading Coffee, the manliest drink

Ashwagandha – adaptogenic, androgenic & anabolic

  Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng) is probably the most well-known adaptogen herb there is, which is used in Ayurveda medicine. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine practiced in India can be traced back to 6000 BC. For most of these 6000 years, Ashwagandha has been used as a Rasayana (nourishes, detoxifies, enhances immunity). The … Continue reading Ashwagandha – adaptogenic, androgenic & anabolic

4 awesome benefits of Vitamin B2. #4 is the deactivation of estrogen

Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is a water-soluble vitamin and is very safe and very well tolerated. Riboflavin was discovered in 1920, isolated in 1933, and first made in 1935. Biochemical signs of depletion arise within only a few days of dietary deprivation. Riboflavin '5 phosphate (R5P), the active form of B2, is known to be the … Continue reading 4 awesome benefits of Vitamin B2. #4 is the deactivation of estrogen

What you should know about arginine for building muscle

Arginine, an essential α-amino acid, is used in the biosynthesis of proteins, increases blood flow, growth hormone (GH), improves memory, boosts immunity, detoxifies ammonia, and is involved in formation of creatine, agmatine, glutamate, polyamines (essential for muscle regeneration and growth), ornithine, and citrulline (2, 3). etc... About 60% of the absorbed l-arginine is metabolized by the gastrointestinal … Continue reading What you should know about arginine for building muscle

The essentiality of magnesium and why you most likely need more

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythm vascular tone nerve function muscle contraction and relaxation bone formation energy metabolism - adenosine … Continue reading The essentiality of magnesium and why you most likely need more

The top exercise for latissimus dorsi thickness

Some may think that wide lats are everything. "Must increase that wingspan…" Well, wide lats, but with no thickness look terrible. I’m specifically referring to the lats, and not the entire back in this article. Nice thick lats will give you that ‘lip’ at the lower lat where it connects with the lower back.   … Continue reading The top exercise for latissimus dorsi thickness