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

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

Grow a wider back with Seal rows

Wouldn't you agree that a wide back is definitely very necessary to compliment that V-taper? It might come to a surprise to some, but a wide back is not due to large latissimus dorsi muscles, but to well-developed teres major. You can do pull-ups or pulldowns till you are blue in the face, but if you’re … Continue reading Grow a wider back with Seal rows

Develop the long head of the tricep with overhead rope tricep extension

The best way to make your triceps bigger is to develop/grow the long head of the tricep. That’s the head that gives your tricep that mass on the backside. It stands out the most remarkable during the side tricep pose, with beautiful synergy with the lateral head of the tricep on the double back bicep … Continue reading Develop the long head of the tricep with overhead rope tricep extension

Upright row for wider shoulders (V-taper)

Nothing builds muscle faster and bigger than good old compound movements. Compound movements bring out the belly of the muscle, the fullness and the thickness. Whereas isolation movements are used to shape, define and perfect the muscle as desired. A perfect V-taper is a very much acquired feature for a bodybuilder, which is having a … Continue reading Upright row for wider shoulders (V-taper)

Build a broad chest with the neck press (wide grip bench press)

The neck press, or the wide grip bench press, is just a regular bench press, but with a much wider grip. This allows that, when you lower the weight, the bar goes down to your collarbone, instead of to your nipple line. You must also keep your back flat on the bench and do not … Continue reading Build a broad chest with the neck press (wide grip bench press)

Ornithine – anti-cortisol, anti-anxiety, growth hormone and sleep

L-ornithine is a non-essential amino acid, which your body can make from arginine. It's found in very low concentrations in food and the highest natural source is freshwater clams. L-ornithine administration increases ketone bodies and free fatty acids and promotes lipid metabolism (fat oxidation), as well as lowers blood ammonia levels by activating the urea … Continue reading Ornithine – anti-cortisol, anti-anxiety, growth hormone and sleep

Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Vitamin D is actually a hormone (steroid) and not a vitamin, as our bodies can synthesize vitamin D from UVB rays from the sun and convert it into its active form which then acts as a hormone in the body. It's very difficult to get all our vitamin D from food sources alone, and we … Continue reading Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Optimal hypertrophy – sets, reps, rest & frequency

A lot of guys want to get buff at some point in their life... And after the beginner gains they might find that their progress has slowed down remarkably, or that it's even stalled completely. Fortunately there are guidelines on how to optimize hypertrophy and prevent hypertrophy stalling. First off, let's have a look at … Continue reading Optimal hypertrophy – sets, reps, rest & frequency

Beets and Testosterone

Beetroot is a very healthy carbohydrate. It's low in calories, but packed with health benefits. It's also about half the calories of that of potatoes...     Beets have been shown to: lower high blood pressure, due to the vasodilation (1) nullify the effect of garlic breath lower homocystien levels, as it's a potent methyl … Continue reading Beets and Testosterone