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The Best Type of Exercise for Recovery

The Best Type of Exercise for Recovery

The Best Type of Exercise for Recovery

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What is the best type of exercise for recovery? Find out. 

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0:00 Three main types of movements 
1:35 Benefits of eccentric motions 
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Let’s talk about the best exercise for recovery. There are three main types of movements:

1. Isometric:
You’re holding a pose. You’re contracting your muscles, but you’re not lengthening or shortening the muscles. 
2. Concentric:
You’re shortening the muscle while contracting. 
3. Eccentric:
You’re lengthening the muscle while contracting. 

Eccentric motions can have a lot of benefits. There are actually more benefits of eccentric motions than concentric type motions. 

Benefits of eccentric motions: 
• Eccentric motions may produce bigger, faster, and stronger muscles
• There’s greater force 
• You’ll get the best repair possible 
• Eccentric motions are more efficient (less mitochondrial adaptation)
• Eccentric motions may be good for people with sarcopenia, osteopenia, or tendon damage
• Eccentric motions may produce more metabolic rate, more improvement with inflammation, and less inflammation

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How to Grow Your Muscles

How to Grow Your Muscles

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. . Wondering how to grow your muscles on keto? Check out this very interesting data from Dorian Yates (6 time Mr. Olympia winner). 

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0:00 Can you grow your muscles when doing keto and IF? 
0:30 Keto and intermittent fasting 
2:42 Dorian Yates (6 time Mr. Olympia winner) on muscle growth 

Today I want to talk about how to grow your muscles while doing keto and intermittent fasting. If you’re doing keto and intermittent fasting, but you’re not exercising—you’re not going to grow your muscles. The most important stimulus to grow muscle is the intensity of the exercise you do. 

When you do intermittent fasting and are fully adapted to ketosis, you will have higher levels of human growth hormone. Human growth hormone causes the growth of muscle and prevents the loss of muscle. But, if you’re eating frequently throughout the day and you have blood sugar issues, you’re going to have fewer amino acids going into the muscles. You will also have more atrophy. 

A generally good keto and intermittent fasting plan for growing muscle on keto:
• 2 meals a day
• 50g of carbs per day 
• 7-8 oz. of protein per meal 
• Get plenty of sleep

Powerful data from Dorian Yates (6 time Mr. Olympia winner) on muscle growth:
1. He starts off with 2 warm-up sets with light weights
2. Then he does 1 extremely difficult set of about 6-8 reps (he goes as hard as he can, and then he has someone assist him in doing a few more reps)
3. He works the negative to failure 
4. He doesn’t create momentum as he works out (he wants controlled isolated movement with a pause)
5. He lets the muscle recover fully (he only works a muscle once per week)
6. He may hit the muscle with 3-5 different exercises, but he will only do that intense to total failure and beyond set once per week
7. He works out 1 hour per day 4 times per week (on off days, he does cardio, which helps with recovery) 

If a person decides to do something like this, they need to start very gradually and possibly have a personal trainer for help. But, I think this, along with keto, intermittent fasting, low stress, and good sleep, would help a person get muscle hypertrophy. Also, be sure to keep in mind that full recovery is key. You have to work out intensely to create the damage and then recover completely to have muscle hypertrophy. This may take time. 

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Vitamin D’s Influence Over Your Muscles

Vitamin D’s Influence Over Your Muscles

Vitamin D’s Influence Over Your Muscles

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we’re going to talk about vitamin d’s influence over your muscles when we think of vitamin d deficiency we might think of bone strength calcium absorption anti-inflammatory so if you have osteoporosis for example taking vitamin d can decrease the risk of getting a fracture also vitamin d helps decrease the risk of falling probably more to do with the strength of the muscle but the first symptom that happens when you’re vitamin d deficient lower back aches okay low back pain you might get bone pain and also difficulty getting up from aceta position so there’s a huge influence of vitamin d controlling neural neuromuscular function but every single muscle cell called the myocyte has a little receptor for vitamin d vitamin d receptor so let’s start at the top vitamin d helps muscle strength whether you’re climbing stairs or getting up from a seated position or you find that you’re working out and you just feel weaker could be your vitamin d number two vitamin d helps stabilize your posture so if you find that you’re slouching too much you may want to look at vitamin d all right number three the proximal muscles uh connected to your hip like the quadricep that that’s the thigh muscle on the front part of your leg the glutes that’s your butt muscle and the iliopsoas is a muscle that connects the lower part of your legs to your upper part of your body so these three large muscle groups are highly influenced with vitamin d so if you’re weak in your core it could be a vitamin d deficiency number four your physical performance can be greatly affected by your vitamin d levels and i’m going to put a link down below to validate all the things that i’m talking about number five if you’re deficient in vitamin d you could have kind of certain swaying of the body when you’re walking like a waddling back and forth you’ve probably seen people like that when they’re walking that’s a vitamin d deficiency it would be interesting to give that person some vitamin d as a before and after to see how that could change number six the speed or the contractibility of the muscles is influenced by vitamin d so if we’re talking about someone who is a sprinter they should be taking enough vitamin d all right before you go if you have a question about a product or you’re new to keto and you want to know how to begin keto or you’re on keto and you need a debug because it’s not going as smooth i have a keto consultant standing by to help you this is just for the people in the US hopefully in the future we’ll be able to answer everyone’s call but i put the number down below so you can call and get some help

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Vitamin D has a huge influence over your muscles. Check this out.

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0:00 Vitamin D and muscles
0:28 Vitamin D deficiency symptoms
0:55 Vitamin D benefits for muscle function

In this video, we’re going to talk about the influence of vitamin D over your muscles.

Vitamin D could help those with osteoporosis decrease their risk of getting a fracture. It could also decrease the risk of falling.

The first symptom of vitamin D deficiency is typically low back pain. You might also have bone pain or difficulty getting up from a seated position. There is a huge influence of vitamin D controlling neuromuscular function.

Every muscle cell (myocyte) has a receptor for vitamin D (VDR).

Vitamin D and muscular function:
1. It can help muscle strength
2. It can help stabilize posture
3. Your quads, glutes, and iliopsoas are all influenced by vitamin D
4. It can greatly affect your physical performance
5. A vitamin D deficiency can cause a sway of the body when walking (like a waddle)
6. The speed or the contractibility of the muscles is influenced by vitamin D

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Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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6 Things Muscles Tell You About Your Nutrient Status

6 Things Muscles Tell You About Your Nutrient Status

6 Things Muscles Tell You About Your Nutrient Status

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Are your muscles trying to tell you something? Here’s what you can find out about your nutrient status from your muscles. 

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0:00 Your muscles and your nutrient status 
0:20 Pain and inflammation
0:48 Low recovery
1:22 Burning muscles
2:22 Twitching
3:34 Cramps
3:52 Weak muscles

Today we’re going to talk about the 6 things that your muscles will tell you about your nutrient status. This is a very important video for those who have any type of problem with the muscles. The muscle is an organ, and it’s a great indicator of all sorts of nutrient deficiencies in the body.

6 things your muscles tell you about your nutrient status:

1. Pain and inflammation (especially low back pain)
This could be a vitamin D deficiency 

2. Low recovery from exercise
This could be an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. 

3. Burning in the muscles (or restless leg syndrome) 
This could be a condition called lactic acidosis, where there is too much lactic acid in the muscles. This could be a vitamin B1 deficiency. Nutritional yeast may help as well as avoiding refined carbs and sugar. 

4. Twitching or tetany 
This could be a low calcium situation. You could take calcium (not calcium carbonate) but, if you’re doing enough calcium foods, it could be that you’re too alkaline. If you’re too alkaline, you could try taking apple cider vinegar. 

5. Cramps 
This could be a potassium deficiency, magnesium deficiency, or a sodium deficiency. You may need salt or these electrolytes. 

6. Weak muscles 
This could be a vitamin E deficiency. The type of vitamin E that you may need is called tocotrienols. 

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Why Your Muscles Need Most of Your Potassium

Why Your Muscles Need Most of Your Potassium

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Potassium is very important for the body, but your muscles need most of it. Here’s why.  

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0:00 Your muscles and potassium 
0:25 The sodium-potassium pump 
1:55 Membrane potential 
3:30 Sodium and potassium 
3:50 Fasting and potassium 
4:05 What happens when potassium becomes low 

Today we’re going to talk about why your muscles need most of your potassium. What’s unique about potassium is that it’s one mineral that we need a tremendous amount of. We need 4,700 mg of potassium. Out of all of the tissues in the body, 80% is needed mainly for your muscles. 

There are billions of little pumps (sodium-potassium pumps) in the body that keep potassium on the inside of the cell and sodium outside of the cell. Any time you have two different minerals that are held apart like that, by a pump and by a membrane, you create a battery. The flow of electrons generates a certain amount of energy that’s stored in the battery. Your cells are mini batteries. Potassium is needed as a raw material to make sure the pump works. 

Because this pump allows two potassium in and three potassium out, that difference creates a voltage. In the muscle, it’s about 90 millivolts compared to the skin, which is about 50 millivolts. 

The voltage is the power of the battery created by the difference of potassium and sodium held apart. Another term for this is called membrane potential. When it’s at rest, it’s like a battery, but when it gets activated, it starts releasing electrical charge that then causes the muscle to contract. It also creates nerve impulses and causes glands to secrete. 

Once the muscle is activated to contract, you lose potassium. The more exercise you do, and the more you sweat, the more you lose electrolytes. If you’re injured, or you go through a surgery or trauma, you will lose potassium. When the thyroid works, you’ll lose potassium. Consuming sugar will also cause you to lose potassium. 

Sodium can be retained in the body, but we typically lose much more potassium. When you do fasting, your body will actually retain more potassium. 

What happens when potassium becomes low:
• You can have muscle weakness
• You can become tired
• You can lose endurance
•  Your muscles can start to cramp 

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Muscle Building Hormones: The Science of HGH & IGF-1 | Thomas DeLauer

Muscle Building Hormones: The Science of HGH & IGF-1 | Thomas DeLauer

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I want to talk about some of the hormones that are responsible for tissue growth responsible for muscle growth but I also want to address some of the pressure that you might be feeling from the industry and sometimes even from your doctor when it comes down to human growth hormone or IGF hey you haven’t already I want to make sure you hit that subscribe button so you get videos every single Tuesday Friday and Sunday at 7 a.m. Pacific time and always make sure you check out highly calm so you can check out the apparel that I’m wearing as well okay so let’s get down to the science of this human growth hormone and igf-1 within the body and what I mean by that is they do very similar things but at the same time they’re also very very different so what happens is your pituitary gland creates something called human growth hormone this human growth hormone circulates throughout the course of the body and eventually hits the liver when it hits the liver it triggers the release of something known as IGF insulin-like growth factor-1 so the first misnomer that we have to address when we’re looking at human growth hormone we’re looking at muscle growth in general is that human growth hormone doesn’t directly allow muscles to grow human growth hormone indirectly activates IGF which therefore allows muscles to grow through a couple of different pathways you see not only do we create insulin-like growth factor in the liver we also create it at different localized areas throughout the body in the skeletal muscle and in the bone so that’s exactly why hormonal e your body starts to build muscle when you train a specific area so when we look at things like this it would be easy to assume that if we utilize human growth hormone we’d be able to produce more muscle but let’s understand how this works a little bit more you see human growth hormone is usually secreted through periods of growth naturally okay so whenever your body biologically feels that it needs to grow adolescence is a perfect example you’re gonna be secreting human growth hormone in a pulsatile fashion and you’re usually secreting it throughout the evening time or through the night time when you’re asleep you’re also going to secrete it when you’re consuming copious amounts of protein at one sitting simply because the amino acid arginine but you’re also going to stimulate it through intense exercise so first off we have to understand when the body is producing it and that helps us understand when you would actually need it so believe it or not it’s being discovered in a lot of studies that unless you’re deficient in human growth hormone you’re not going to get much benefit out of adding it in to your body now we’re gonna address the human growth hormone side of things a little bit more we look at some of the studies later in this video but first let’s talk about what i GF is and how this process works you see most of the anabolic responses that were getting from human growth hormone again aren’t a result of human growth hormone there were a result of IGF so let’s talk about IGF c IG F stands again for insulin like growth factor and what that means is it’s very very structurally similar to insulin now if you’ve watched my other videos you know that insulin is the absorptive hormone okay it’s the hormone that turns your body into absorptive mode meaning it’s easier to store carbohydrates and it’s easier to store fat and ultimately even easier to store a little bit of muscle – now because insulin like growth factor is a lot like insulin it has the ability to turn muscle cells into a very very hungry state meaning they’re able to take in protein increased protein synthesis and ultimately increase muscle that’s the benefit of insulin like growth factor and of course it’s precursor being human growth hormone so what happens is after the human growth hormone triggers the liver to produce IGF this IGF binds to insulin-like growth factor binding protein and it circulates throughout the body and then it reacts with another protein that allows it to get into specific cells or cross through the blood-brain barrier to actually grow your brain as well so it’s a very complex system it’s not quite as simple as human growth hormone just immediately causing you to gain more muscle it’s a lot more complex than that you see some of the other ways that IGF actually allows you to boost muscle from a hormonal standpoint from an enzymatic pathway has to do with something known as protein kinase B okay a KT this is a specific pathway that IGF triggers and this specific pathway triggers protein synthesis so it’s doing this through a different mechanism and it does this by eliciting a response on what is called the mammalian target of rapamycin maybe you’ve heard of mTOR before mTOR is literally the anabolic switch so you can have all the IGF in the world but your muscle is not going to grow if the imports which is not flipped on see mTOR equals anabolism no mTOR equals catabolism or at least no muscle growth so without the anabolic switch turned on i GF doesn’t necessarily grow muscle but it can grow tumors that’s definitely not a good thing so why do we hear so frequently from so many doctors and from so many other resources that we should be utilizing the exhaustion Asst human growth hormone as we get older I mean it kind of makes sense at first we’re getting older so our levels are declining but are they truly declining and are we truly in a deficient state or they declining at the age at which they should be declining and you’re having other hormones balancing things out well I’m gonna reference a couple of studies but at the end of the day a lot of it is showing that it’s just the lipolysis the fat burning effect of human growth hormone an IGF that is causing people to get a little bit confused and think that they’re building muscle when in reality they might just be getting a little bit leaner which of course is a good thing but we have to look at the big equation and whether it’s worth it when you look at the cost benefit and risk analysis so this first study was published in the American Journal of physiology and it took a look at test subjects that were clearly deficient in human growth hormone so it took a look at older women so we’re talking like 64 to 82 years old we’re talking like an older demographic of women that are severely deficient in human growth hormone and what they did is they measured some levels after they give him either human growth hormone or low medium or high doses of insulin like growth factor and they gave this to them every week and they measured it over the course of a period of time and what they found at the end of the study was that yes these women that were deficient in human growth hormone had an increase of 9% in overall protein synthesis as associated with the HGH and a four and a half percent increase in protein synthesis associated with the IGF so yes there was an increase in protein synthesis in fact when they measured protein synthesis by concentration of leucine they actually found that there was a 50% increase in protein synthesis with HGH and a 67 percent increase in protein synthesis with IGF what the heck does this mean okay all that this truly means is that women that were deficient saw an increase in protein synthesis now these are the kind of studies that are always out there they take these studies with people that are deficient in something they give them an exogenous form of something and they say voila look we fixed everything the reality is these people were too efficient in something so what we are looking at it as performance people and as people they’re trying to better ourselves and get an amazing shape and stay healthy we have to look at some of the other science that looks at it from a different perspective so here’s what’s funny when we look at the other side of the equation the same journal American Journal of physiology published a study looking at healthy adults that had healthy levels normal levels of human growth hormone igf-1 shch and they wanted to measure their overall levels of protein synthesis and what actually happened well guess what no change the only change that occurred in those that took the exoticness HGH was a small increase in net amino acids in their forearm yep they measured a few more aminos in their forearm that was the only difference when human growth hormone levels were already at their normal state but there was another study that was published in JMA that took a look at this as well and they found that again older men that had healthy normal levels of human growth hormone for their age saw no change in terms of muscle mass and strength when utilizing exogenously min growth hormone but those that wait trained did see a change so if you took those that were utilizing exogenously h along with weight training yeah they saw a change in muscle mass and strength but those that were not utilizing HGH but also weight reigned saw an increase in muscle mass and strength so you have to ask yourself where do you want to go with this now the studies are proving that there is in the increase in lipolysis meaning a small increase in fat burning but there are also studies they’re showing there is an increase in collagen synthesis with human growth hormone so what can be happening is people can be seeing an increase in their collagen levels which means their connective tissues a bit stronger which means their muscle contractile strength is a little bit more they can handle a little bit more so any increases in strength could be attributed to that but changes in physique and appearance are likely due to skin and likely due to lipolysis the increase in fat burning so what we have to do is we have to look at the increase of insulin-like growth factor that occurs from exogenous HGH use and how it has an effect on tumor growth and other tissues that we don’t want to grow and we have to weigh the pros and cons if you’re at the age where your doctor is pressuring you is it something that you want to do you need to do your due diligence and truly look at this because when we look at how the body works we truly have to capitalize on what it is doing in its own natural state at its own very point in time so my honest humble opinion is exercise hard until you can’t exercise hard anymore because exercise is one of the most powerful natural ways to stimulate human growth hormone outside of of course sleeping and the occasional intermittent fasting so as always make sure you’re keeping it locked in here on my channel I know this video wasn’t one-sided it was kind of a big overview but if you like more on this topic and you want to hear a little bit more about how these things work in the body just put them down in the comment section below and we can decide on what videos to do next I’ll see you in the next one

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Muscle Building Hormones: The Science of HGH & IGF-1 | Thomas DeLauer…. I want to talk about some of the hormones that are responsible for tissue growth, responsible for muscle growth, but I also want to address some of the pressure that you might be feeling from the industry and sometimes even from your doctor when it comes down to human growth hormone or IGF. Human growth hormone and IGF are two very, very similar hormones within the body, and what I mean by that is they do very similar things, but, at the same time, they’re also very, very different.

What happens is your pituitary gland creates something called human growth hormone. This human growth hormone circulates throughout the course of the body and eventually hits the liver. When it hits the liver, it triggers the release of something known as IGF, insulin-like growth factor-1. The first misnomer that we have to address when we’re looking at human growth hormone and we’re looking at muscle growth, in general, is that human growth hormone doesn’t directly allow muscles to grow. Human growth hormone indirectly activates IGF, which, therefore, allows muscles to grow through a couple of different pathways.

You see, not only do we create insulin-like growth factor in the liver, but we also create it at different localized areas throughout the body, in the skeletal muscle and in the bone. That’s exactly why, hormonally, your body starts to build muscle when you train a specific area.

When we look at things like this, it would be easy to assume that if we utilized human growth hormone, we’d be able to produce more muscle, but let’s understand how this works a little bit more. You see, human growth hormone is usually secreted through periods of growth, naturally, whenever your body biologically feels that it needs to grow. Adolescence is a perfect example. You’re going to be secreting human growth hormone in a pulsatile fashion, and you’re usually secreting it throughout the evening time or within the night time when you’re asleep, but you’re also going to secrete it when you’re consuming copious amounts of protein at one sitting, simply because of the amino acid arginine, but you’re also going to stimulate it through intense exercise.

First off, we have to understand when the body is producing it, and that helps us understand when you would actually need it. Believe it or not, it’s being discovered in a lot of studies, that unless you’re deficient in human growth hormone, you’re not going to get much benefit out of adding it into your body.

We’re going to address the human growth hormone side of things a little bit more when we look at some of the studies later in this video, but, first, let’s talk about what IGF is and how this process works. You see, most of the anabolic responses that we’re getting from human growth hormone, again, aren’t a result of human growth hormone. They’re a result of IGF. Let’s talk about IGF. You see, IGF stands again for insulin-like growth factor, and what that means is it’s very, very structurally similar to insulin.

If you’ve watched my other videos, you know that insulin is the absorptive hormone. It’s the hormone that turns your body into absorptive mode, meaning it’s easier to store carbohydrates and it’s easier to store fat and, ultimately, even easier to store a little bit of muscle, too.

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