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Caffeine is Robbing You of Your Gains

11/2/2017 10:38 AM

By Marley Grant

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Caffeine is Robbing You of Your Health, Gains, and Longevity

Some days you just need a pick-me-up. It happens to all of us. Your favorite coffee joint beckons to you and you answer, and then you’re able to meet the day as if you’ve gotten a solid night’s sleep.

Unfortunately, that pick-me-up is feeding a vicious cycle the longer we do laps in it.

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Caffeine & Cortisol

6/13/2017 2:34 PM

By Marley Grant

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Are you missing out on GAINS you should be making in muscle growth and fat reduction because of your caffeine intake?

Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands . Cortisol levels go up when under stress and other reasons like caffeine intake especially above 150 milligrams (NOTE that average energy drinks contain 180mg and pre-workouts contain up to 300mg per serving)

Cortisol is a necessary stress hormone designed to help you wake up in the morning and deal with emergencies, to cope with danger.

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Cortisol

10/19/2016 3:46 PM

By Marley Grant

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Get A Handle On Cortisol, or It Will Put Love Handles On You

Most people in the fitness and bodybuilding industry know that hormones are important to build muscle and reduce body fat.  Of these hormones, testosterone and growth hormone are kings.  However there is another hormone that is important to know about. It is cortisol, a steroid hormone that is termed “catabolic” because it has the opposite effect to testosterone, growth hormone and even insulin.  Cortisol breaks down muscle tissue instead of keeping it anabolic in order to build it up. 

 Although bad for muscle, some people think cortisol is good for fat reduction since it catabolizes tissue including fat.  People that make the claim that cortisol is good for fat loss don’t do their research very well and only read part of the studies.

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