The following exercise is an abdominal exercise that we gave as a response to one of the questions of our readers. First, let’s clear up something. The muscles in the central area of the body are very important if we want greater stability of the body, strength and support for the rest of the body…Details
Hormones, definition and description
Hormones are substances produced by certain glands in the body. They are transported through the body by internal liquids, to regulate the function of cells and organs. They perform specific biological functions and enable communication between organs and tissues. With this, they regulate bodily functions such as digestion, breathing, sensory perception, sleep, secretion, formation and development, movement, reproduction, etc.
The word hormone comes from the Greek word hormon which means “that which sets in motion”.
Hormones regulate everything that happens inside your body. They are the most powerful agents known to science. The whole hormonal system in the body is interrelated. That’s why a change in one hormone means a change in all the rest.
It is hormones that direct the body toward building muscle mass, burning fat, and strengthening bone density, but also some of them do the opposite. Thus, weight training or exercising can be very precisely defined:
Weight training is a method of regulating and directing the hormones in the desired direction.
That is, increasing those which positively influence the body composition, and lessening those that inhibit the increase of muscle mass, that activate storing excess fat, that “spend” or “eat away” the muscles. This should be the guiding principle in everyone’s training and dieting regime. If not, that’s a blind alley.
When talking about hormones, we can’t omit nutrition as well. Bad dieting or improper diets will suppress the beneficial effects of hormones and increase the negative effects, thus nullifying the wanted effect of weight training. Also, mistakes in training will nullify the wanted results even from the most proper dieting. Our nutrition and weight training programs take care of these factors. Besides, there is no better education than achieving superior results with properly directed knowledge and effort:
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The hormones included here are not described with all of their functions. Described are only some of the positive and negative functions that are of greatest interest to us regarding building muscle mass and burning off excess fat. And when we say “a negative characteristic”, it doesn’t mean that those hormones are not necessary for other purposes in the body.
Hormones have a direct influence on your physique, structure, body composition (muscles, fat, bones, water), and aging.
The human body has around 50 hormones. Here we will describe those that are of greatest importance to us regarding weight training, building muscle mass, and losing excess body fat.
How to get maximum gain from every workout? The answer is: intensive training. What does it depend upon? . Type of exercises performed. Weights you exercise with. Number of muscles involved. Length of rest between sets and exercises. Number of repetitions, sets and exercises. Duration of the whole training. Explosiveness with which exercises are performed.…Details
GLUTAMINE Glutamine is an amino acid that, compared to all others, is the most prevalent in the body. During intensive training glutamine levels decrease significantly. That’s how strength, stamina and recovery potential drops. Glutamine supplementation can significantly buffer these effects. Glutamine plays a key role in muscle growth. It reduces the waste of muscles and…Details
In the scientific, bodybuilding, nutritionist, medical and other literature and schoolbooks, it is widely accepted that carbohydrates are the best source of energy for the body. Which is to say, they say the body should mainly get its energy from glucose. In their recommendations for daily healthy food it’s said that the greatest part, i.e.…Details
We are getting questions from some lifters, why they can’t get ripped muscles even though they exercise with years, and they don’t even have much excess fat, but nevertheless they get bulky instead of ripped muscles. They do have some results, bigger muscles, they are stronger, etc., but their muscles look rounded or swollen. Their…Details
Yes, has to do with a hormone of course. Vasopressin is a hormone that is secreted based on the salt concentration of the blood. This hormone regulates the production of urine in the bladder. It is secreted by a gland located in the brain. The higher the salt concentration of the blood, the more vasopressin…Details
Let this article serve as a manual not just in quarantine (without heavy weights) but also in how to always maintain higher hormonal response. So we experienced this kind of thing: No gyms. No access to heavy weights. Crisis. We lift tables, cupboards, people, pets. If you’ve trained with heavier weights, now it won’t be…Details
No matter what kind of exercises you are about to do, you always have to warm up before a workout. Besides warming up the muscles, which is mandatory, here we’ll include another, often neglected aspect of warmups. How many times have you heard people about having knee problems, can’t do squats, lower back pain to…Details
If a theory contains words that sound educated, as caloric deficit and caloric surplus, it doesn’t mean it’s correct. That’s a very popular theory, saying that if you have a calorie surplus or take more calories than you burn – you’ll gain weight, and if you have a calorie deficit or you take less calories…Details