Tag: homeostasis

Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Master your metabolism to torch fat and add muscle

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. What is AMPK? Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an enzyme that plays a central role in cellular energy homeostasis. It is expressed in tissues throughout the body, including the liver, brain and skeletal muscle, and has been shown to exhibit multiple functions, acting a metabolic ‘master switch’, regulating cellular functions, such as the cellular uptake of glucose, beta-oxidation of fatty acids and the biogenesis of mitochondria. In relation to strength and conditioning training, the key function revolves around fatty acid oxidation.…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy Recovery

Increase your levels of free T

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition. He is based in London. If you’re reading this article then you are interested in building more lean muscle mass and reducing the amount of body fat you carry. Training and diet are obviously crucial to your chances of success, but your first consideration should be ensuring your levels of key hormones – specifically androgens and estrogen – are at an optimal level. Androgens are the group of sex hormones often categorised exclusively as ‘male’ hormones because of their impact on male morphologic development. However, androgens are both…

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Supps

Improve insulin sensitivity

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is a practicing medical physician. He is based in Suffolk, Virginia. Your body is on a never-ending quest for balance. Its ultimate goal is homeostasis, or an active balance, inside every cell. A key way your body regulates itself is through hormone sensitivity and resistance. Being sensitive to a hormone means it only takes a little bit of it to trigger a reaction in your body. Being resistant means it’ll take a far higher exposure to that hormone before your body pays attention. If you want to build lean muscle mass and burn body fat, then your…

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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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