Most people just want to achieve good healthy fat loss with lasting results. They search on the internet how to lose fat quickly, and inevitably comes across fasted cardio. Most dive right in because the "science" makes sense. The science being: When in the fasted state, fat is used for fuel instead of carbs, thus … Continue reading Myth: Fasted cardio for better fat loss. Busted!
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 was … Continue reading 46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)
Are carbs fattening, or does it actually speed up your metabolism? Carbs are very important when trying to lose weight. I have found that carbs provide superior satiety, compared to fats. Whereas when I eat too much protein at the expense of carbs, I completely lose my taste for protein, my energy feels low and … Continue reading Carbohydrate intake for fat loss and muscle retention
Serotonin is always thought of being the happy hormone and that by increasing it has an anti-depressant effect. As a matter of fact, the majority of anti-depressants is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and more than 90% of the people on anti-depressant medication is on SSRI. Before SSRI became so popular, there were studies done showing … Continue reading 60 Best ways to lower Serotonin
How do you lose the most weight/fat while preserving the most muscle? Should you avoid fats or carbs? What is the mechanism? First off, both work...to a degree, one just better than the other. It's very much possible to lose fat on a low-fat diet. Here is an article I wrote about it. However, many … Continue reading Ketogenic diet for fat-loss & muscle retention
You want as much free testosterone as you can get so there can be optimal interaction with androgen receptors for optimal anabolic activity. So after testosterone leaves the testes and enters the bloodstream (that's total testosterone), about 44–65% of the circulating plasma T is bound strongly to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and 33–54% binds … Continue reading 27 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG
Intermittent fasting is a fast growing way of eating...or more like, of not eating :D... There are really tons of benefits to fasting. This study shows that the body can completely regenerate the immune system in only 3 days of fasting. Some athletes tend to be scared of fasting because of the myth of metabolic … Continue reading Intermittent fasting