Tag: adrenaline

Recovery

Is stress stunting your muscle growth?

The flight-or-fight hormone allows us thrive and survive, but the daily stresses of modern life affects our ability to manage adrenaline effectively. All is not lost, says Mike Mahler Mike Mahler is a hormone optimisation researcher and supplement designer. He is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We need adrenaline to thrive and survive. That’s why it’s often known as the flight-or-fight hormone because it spurs us into action when we are faced with an external threat. But in today’s world we are producing adrenaline all day long because of constant internal stress, typically work pressure, financial uncertainty or troublesome professional…

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Recovery

The obvious signs you’re over-training

Andy Franklyn-Miller is a leading sports medicine physician, having worked with sports teams and federations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. He is based in Melbourne, Australia. There are many terms used such to describe fatigue or a poor response to training. ‘Over training’ is probably the most common, but ‘under recovery’ or even ‘unexplained underperformance syndrome’ are also used to explain the same problem: an athlete performing at a level lower than their training expectation would suggest. The key mental and physical performance symptoms are tiredness, muscular strength and size plateaus or decreases, poor quality sleep, irritability,…

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Fat Loss Recovery

Control your cortisol levels

Cortisol is commonly associated with being bad for your body – you probably know it better by its alter-ego ‘the stress hormone’ – mainly because it’s released when you’re stressed – and for its catabolic influence on muscle tissue. However, just like every hormone it has positive and negative influences on your body. It’s only when an imbalance occurs that the downsides begin to overshadow the benefits. Without cortisol it’s unlikely you’d be here to read this article, nor me to write it. Cortisol is responsible for the stimulation of your sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which drives the fight-or-flight response…

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