by Mike Arnold
As with any performance enhancing drug, it is not what how much you take that matters, but how much your body can effectively use that determines the end result. Nowhere is this basic truth more evident than with insulin. While the more is better mentality may pay dividends with most other PED’s (side effects notwithstanding), this is not necessarily the case with insulin. When insulin is misused, a condition known as insulin resistance can develop. Depending on the severity, this can have serious, wide ranging implications on not only your health, but on your ability to build muscle tissue.
Clinically, insulin resistance is defined as a state in which a given concentration of insulin is associated with a subnormal glucose response. In laymen’s terms, the body no longer responds to the actions of insulin as well as it used to. As a result of this reduced response, insulin concentrations which were previously sufficient for the regulation of blood glucose become inadequate, causing blood sugar to rise above normal. The body’s initial response is to normalize these levels through the production of additional insulin. However, this does not correct the underlying problem, it simply manages the symptoms.
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by Christian Duque
As the sport of bodybuilding and fitness grows, more and more aspiring competitors are looking to step on stage and compete. Where to be compete is a no-brainer. Athletes who want to compete with the best, will want to compete in the National Physique Committee (or “NPC”). The NPC is the only federation that will lead to the coveted IFBB Pro League Pro Card. The IFBB Pro League provides the only road to the Mr. Olympia, which is often referred to, as “The Superbowl of Bodybuilding.” Understanding where to compete is key, but the next question is who to work with, and that’s the basis of this article.
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by Matt Weik
When it comes to weight loss, meal prepping is a great way to ensure you stay on track with your macros and hit your calories for the day. However, many people are making the same mistakes when going through this process that is causing them to fall off the wagon and never hop back on. Below you will find some common mistakes you’re making with meal prepping.
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by Matt Weik
Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels in the gym and not seeing the results you desire? Maybe it’s due to the fact that your workouts simply aren’t getting the job done. In an effort to help get you on the right path, here are seven reasons why your workouts suck.
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by Gregg Valentino
EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE I LIKE TO STEP OUT OF THE USUAL NUTTY STUFF AND GIVE YOU ALL A TREAT!!!…KEEP IN MIND, I BEEN TRAINING SINCE 1972 AND I WAS EVEN IN THE GYM WHILE ARNOLD WAS TRAINING IN HIS PRIME!!!….YES I’VE BEEN THROUGH AN ERA THAT MOLDED THE SPORT OF BODYBUILDING INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY!!!!….READ & ENJOY!!!!…GV
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