If you’re an Anavar user and want to increase its bioavailability, making a smaller amount go that little bit further, or magnifying its muscle building effects at all – ingest it with a cup of coffee.
Researchers in Portugal have found something fairly interesting after steroid users in Portgul and Spain were convinced Anavar + caffeine was superior to Anavar alone. This information then led to a study being conducted on Oxandrolone’s metabolites when consumed with caffeine. The Portuguese researchers acting on behalf of a doping lab Laboratório de Análises de Dopagem consulted the literature. Caffeine has been studied before about its ability to increase the uptake of certain drugs, notably Paracetamol in this study. So they curiously questioned if this effect would be evident in Oxandrolone (Anavar) users.
The Portuguese researchers gave 0.4mg of Oxandrolone to a subject who consumed three espressos per day. The caffeine content of one espresso is 64mg. For the next forty hours the subject was monitored for the amount of caffeine, Oxandrolone and the inactive Oxandrolone metabolite Epioxandrolone in their urine.
The experiment was then repeated giving the subject a larger caffeine dosage of 300mg in pill form. The figure above shows that the amount of Oxandrolone and Epioxandrolone rose by a factor of 20 and 15 respectively making its effects more pronounced.
The researchers concluded that their experiment may show that caffeine causes a considerable improvement in the uptake of Oxandrolone by the body. “Practically this means that similar concentrations/effects may be achieved using lower dosages”, they write. “Other anabolic steroids should also be investigated.”
Limitations to this study were that it was done on only one subject.
Anavar is one of the most popular oral anabolic steroids ever used and is still used widely today, by both men and women. With a good safety profile and positive muscle building qualities and enhancing fat loss, its popularity is only going to grow. Anavar is also one of the most expensive anabolic steroids sold today, so consuming your daily Anavar dosage with a cup of coffee may enhance its effects. If you consume caffeine pre-workout in pill form, or as part of a supplement, add your daily Anavar dose to this for maximum effects.
Caffeine is indeed a worthy addition to one’s pre-workout arsenal, but it ultimately comes down to one’s goals and the circumstances. Recreational and competitive bodybuilders can gain many advantages from proper caffeine use. Taken before a cardio session it will help with fatty acid oxidation, utilization of carbohydrates, mental focus and help you perform at a higher intensity level.
Likewise, these are all desirable for anaerobic performance as well, so caffeine does have its place before hitting the iron. However, certain sport-specific skills require use of precise motor coordination and technique, so for athletes caffeine may hamper performance during a competition; I’d take caution when supplementing caffeine prior to sporting events if you find you’re too jittery or anxious.
So if these are just some of the more positive and pronounced effects of caffeine on athletic performance, you might be asking, “So is caffeine a wonder drug or what?” In short, side-effects from caffeine are numerous and typically dose-dependent (i.e. more caffeine=more pronounced side effects). Such side-effects may include:
After reading these possible side-effects you may be thinking of starting an anti-caffeine campaign. Before you cast this drug off as doing more harm than good, please consider this old adage: the difference between medicine and poison is in the dose. Like most things in life, moderation is the key and caffeine is no different. The good news is that most of the side-effects are avoidable if one implements caffeine properly.
Several studies have shown that muscle growth differs along the length of the muscle fiber. For example, a previous study found that muscle growth in the triceps was greater with the area that was closer to where tension was placed on the muscle and less in the proximal muscle fibers where tension was less prevalent. Some researchers have proposed that the differences in muscular hypertrophy at different points along the length of the muscle could arise because of differences in muscle-firing activity along the length of the muscle during the resistance exercise. In other words, the researchers suspected that there is greater muscle firing at the muscle sites where more growth is occurring.
Other researchers have suggested that the differences in muscle oxygenation (i.e., metabolic stress) between muscle fibers could be the determining factor for muscle growth. Researchers wanted to examine whether there were differences in muscle tissue oxygen saturation and EMG activity in the distal and middle regions of the vastus lateralis (quadriceps) during heavy resistance exercise. They examined EMG and tissue oxygenation in the mid and proximal area of the quadricep afer a heavy resistance protocol of four sets of eight reps with the right leg at 80% of 1RM, with a 90-second rest period between sets. During the resistance exercise, neuromuscular activities and muscle oxygenation status at the middle and distal regions (50% and 70% of the thigh length, respectively) of the vastus lateralis were measured by using electromyography and near-infrared spectroscopy, respectively. At the end of the study, they found that the EMG activities during exercise were similar, but tissue oxygenation was different between regions during the contractions. They found that tissue oxygenation values in the distal region (further away) were significantly lower than those in the middle region. These results suggest a possibility that the regional difference in muscle oxygenation, not in neuromuscular activity during fatiguing heavy resistance exercise, is responsible for the regional difference in hypertrophy within a muscle. Increased blood flow to the muscles saturates the muscle fibers with nutrients and also anabolic hormones, which may enhance muscle growth. This may be the reason that the area of the muscle that had more tissue saturation had greater increases in muscle growth compared to the further away regions, which had less tissue saturation. The study examined only one exercise, which reinforces the need to use multiple exercises from multiple angles to get the maximum benefits for increasing muscle hypertrophy for a muscle group. They found that tissue oxygenation values in the distal region (further away) were significantly lower than those in the middle region.
This split is designed to build size and strength simultaneously. The first part of the week is devoted to strength. The second part of the week is devoted to hypertrophy, and is a combination of Arnold’s antagonistic supersets, pre-exhaustion, and intense finishers. I also train calves three days a week, and hit them hard. So here it is: *note: My split is layed out to incorporate pick-up basketball on Thursday evenings. I have had an “unhappy triad” knee injury and surgery, and do not want to play basketball on fatigued legs. This is why I have not separated upper body days with a leg day.
Standing Military Press - (based on 5/3/1)
Squat - (based on 5/3/1)
Standing Calf Raises - 3 x 12 (perform 2 drop sets on last set)
Seated Calf Raises - 3 x 12
Leg Press Calf Raises - 3 x 12 (perform 2 drop sets on last set)
Bench - (based on 5/3/1)
Deadlift - (based on 5/3/1)
Superset: Weighted Planks - 3 x 30 sec.
Toes to Bar - 3 x failure
Superset Paloff Press - 3 x 30 sec. (each side)
Suitcase Deadlift - 3 x 10 (each side)
Wednesday: Size (Shoulders, Arms, Calves)
Tri-Set:Bent-over Lateral Raises - 3 x 15
Side Lateral Raises - 3 x 15
Front Raises - 3 x 15
Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 20 reps - pyramid to 8 reps - than back up
Superset: EZ Bar Preacher Curls - 3 x 15
EZ Bar Lying Triceps Extensions - 3 x 15
Superset: Cable Curl - 3 x 15
Cable Overhead Triceps Extension - 3 X 15
Dumbbell Curls - 1 set - Start at 20 rep weight, and run the rack down
Tricep Pushdown - 1 set - Start at 20 rep weight, and run the rack down
Leg Press Calf Raises - 20-25 reps, and perform as few sets as possible to reach 100
Thursday: Size (Chest & Back)
Superset: Flat Dumbbell Flyes - 3 x 15
Straight-arm Lat Pulldowns - 3 x 15
Superset: Incline Dumbbell or Machine Press - 3 x 15
Pull-ups - 3 x 15
Superset: Decline Dumbbell Press - 3 x 15
Barbell Bent-over Row - 3 x 15
Lat Pulldowns - 1 set - Start at 20 rep weight, and run the rack down
Friday: Size (Legs)
Superset: Leg Curls - Choose weight that allows 20-25 reps (do dropsets to hit 100)
Leg Extensions - Same technique as leg curls
Superset: Romanian Deadlift - 5 x 15
Leg Press - 5 x 15
Hack Squat - 1 x 20 ( 2 rest pauses)
Leg Press Calf Raises - 30 reps, pyramid up to 10 reps, then back
Seated Calf Raises - Same technique as leg press calves
Want highly visible veins, prominent veins? To many, vascularity is the hallmark of an advanced physique and a symbol of muscle maturity, explains Lee Labrada.
Cardiovascular exercise can help you increase your vascularity in three ways.
First of all, cardio increases blood flow and blood velocity throughout the body. As your heart hits a rapid rate and blood pressure increases, it encourages the dilation and proliferation of capillaries. Cardio promotes the dilation of arteries, veins and capillaries throughout the body while improving the health of the heart and lungs.
The second way in which cardio improves vascularity is by reducing water retention. Unwanted fluid can be held in interstitial and subcutaneous spaces throughout the body and can mar the look of the physique. Nothing is worse than ‘holding water’; i.e., having a thin film of water pooled subcutaneously — right underneath your skin. Cardio moves around your blood and body fluids, including unwanted water so your kidneys can excrete it, and your sweat glands can sweat it out. That gives you the appearance of thinner, tighter skin.
A third way in which cardio improves vascularity is by burning fat, including the subcutaneous fat that can hide muscularity and vascularity.
Cardio exercise can be a powerful tool to help you to attain a look of having thinner skin with more vascularity.
One of the toughest and scary sports, particularly for women is bodybuilding because it requires a lot of dedication and targeted effort. Women having strong will power and a ‘just do it’ attitude can succeed in getting good natural muscles and an attractive body.
For developing good natural muscles, long and extensive workout sessions are not necessary. Another important factor is food. Most people consider eating as the most important thing of the day and choose the most delicious and tasty food for themselves. It is a well-known fact that most delicacies are rich in carbohydrates and fats and just add fat and weight to the body. So the first important thing that you need to know and remember is that you need food for your survival and not for fulfilling your taste. Food can be broken into three main components.
Carbohydrates - provide the required amount of fuel to the human body. The body receives most of the energy required for its daily physical activities through carbohydrates.
Proteins - help in building and maintaining lean body mass. This includes cells, muscle tissues, vital organs and above all good natural muscles.
Fats - help in proper functioning of the internal body organs. They also help in maintaining the amount of hormones released by the glands.
All the above three nutrients play an important role in developing and maintaining the human body. But, your intake of foods rich in any particular nutrient should depend upon the role it plays inside the body. For e.g. carbohydrates play an important role in providing instant energy to the body for its various physical activities. So the amount of carbohydrate in your diet should be high in your first meal i.e. breakfast. Minimum amount of carbohydrates should be consumed in the evening and at night. This is because the body burns the least amount of calories during sleep. Fats are and should be an important part of your diet. Regular intake of a low fat diet can be detrimental for your health. Proteins are the most important for the development and maintenance of muscle tissues and good natural muscles. You can consume a good amount of protein even during the evening and at night because they are not an immediate source of energy for the body and are stored for future use.
Apart from all this, eat smaller meals many times a day to develop the most attractive muscles which will make your body attractive and beautiful.
Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) suggests that testosterone treatment in hypogonadal (testosterone deficient) men restores normal lipid profiles and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. There is a strong association between MetS and testosterone deficiency.
Hypogonadal men are more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome characterized by dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension. Additionally, obese and overweight men also may exhibit testosterone deficiency.
In this observational study, BUSM researchers investigated the effects of testosterone treatment in 255 hypogonadal men between the ages of 33-69 and followed them for a period of five years. They found that men treated with testosterone therapy experienced a gradual reduction of their total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL/bad cholesterol), triglycerides and increased high density lipoprotein (HDL/(good cholesterol). “In addition to improving their cholesterol levels, we found that the testosterone treatment resulted in marked reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well, suggesting amelioration of hypertension,” explained lead author Abdulmaged M. Traish, MBA, PhD, professor of biochemistry and urology as well as Research Director of the Institute of Sexual Medicine at BUSM.
Traish found this treatment also reduced fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c, a surrogate marker of hyperglycemia, suggesting that testosterone treatment may improve insulin sensitivity and hyperglycemic control. It also reduced the levels of inflammatory biomarkers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and markers of liver dysfunction such as alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase, suggesting reduction in the inflammation responses. “These data are congruent with our previous work in which we reported that long-term testosterone resulted in a gradual decline in weight and waist circumference and strongly suggests that testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may prove useful in reducing the risk of cardiometabolic diseases,” he added.
Workout and exercise is very important for maintaining the overall health and fitness. Similarly choosing the appropriate body building clothes for workout is also equally important. Properly designed and comfortable set of body building clothes provide ease and comforts during the workouts and exercises. Actually, the clothes that the body builder wears for the workouts could have the impact on the efficacy of his exercise program. Anyway, there are people who just do not realize the importance of body building clothing and simply put on any common trousers and t-shirt that are readily available. Even while selecting your clothing for exercising and building muscles, certain considerations are worth taking care of.
The most vital feature while choosing or finding the best clothing is comfort levels. For any effective work out it is required to be able to have free body movements without any obstructions or discomfort. Hence selecting the clothing that permits you restraint free performances are considered to be the most ideal body building clothing. There is hardly any difference between the selections that males, females or teenagers should make. Eventually the best choice has to be the universally accepted and recognized body building clothing is shorts and simple tank top anyway. Such clothes easily permit the body move freely in any directions or angles and also allow the body muscles function without any obstacle that are usually experienced from the tighter fitting clothing.
Sweating is one more significant feature worth considering while selecting the body building clothing, so the fabric of such clothing should be such that help you absorb the sweat away from the body permitting your muscles to burn extra fats easily. The more the body sweats, the more the fat is lost or burnt. Spandex is the recommended fabric as that is believed to be effective enough keeping the sweat in as it can easily hold the body heat. The exerciser should wear the Spandex made sweat pants, but in case if the person sweats more than average then Reebok would be the ideal choice for body building clothes as such clothing gives off peppermint scent when the body sweats. There would be hardly any body builder who would anyway compromise with his clothing at least for the competition he intends to participate in.
Simultaneously it is also equally important for the body builders who are likely to participate in any competitions, exhibiting their body parts and muscles the maximum possible, of course within the legitimate manners anyway. Hence it is rather essential choosing a sort of swim suits in some gracious color that helps the body builders exhibit their sculpted body to the best possible extent. Eventually, if you have not made ideal choice of the body building clothing then it could greatly affect your workout and reduction of the excess body fat as well. Hence, so far the selection of your clothing is concerned; it should be given prime importance. Comfort level has great importance in the life for any activities. Thus choosing the appropriate body building clothing could well be stated as one of the vital component of body building workout.
The shoulder is one of the most important parts when it comes to create a defined silhouette and attractive in men. If they are strong and maintain proper alignment, will be much easier to display and desired ones for women, finding the point of increase for health and not only that, but also a bit of praise for his ego.
Some of the exercises that you will discuss today have positioned themselves as one of the most basic and common for muscle training, creating innovative and above all very fast results. Keep reading and find out what is still in force in sports training!
The first exercise to train shoulders will be that you feel in the machinery of the gym or at home, with your back straight (always maintaining the normal curvature of the back) and grab a dumbbell with both hands to be around the kilo to three kilos (initial form) in each.
Lift them making moves from the bottom up until you feel the tension in the inner arm and on the same shoulder, creating a workout that is based on the repetition of at least ten or fifteen series. We also make the series worth lying, lifting weights up arms extending vertically and always straight so that you do not elevate or your legs or head or trunk, coaching the top of your bust.
The series for toning muscles and preheats also is very important. You can make them stand, extending your arms horizontally, expanding them and stretching them throughout your body without bringing forward the trunk or the back. Make these series of front profile and performing short and mild trunk rotations. Soon you will see how the shoulders take shape.
Women can tone their muscles and gain strength by practicing various weight lifting workouts.
Incorrect postures and methods can lead to several damages of your internal as well as external organs like sprains, fracture, bleeding, nerve problems, etc. Therefore, you should learn the appropriate techniques from a professional trainer.
Proper Objective For Weight Lifting
All the women should have their proper objectives before starting the training. If you do not practice according to your objectives, you may end up with some different results. You can follow certain weight lifting techniques for achieving a slim and toned body. However, you may find it difficult to achieve muscles like that of the men as your body has much lower amount of testosterone.
Technique for Proper Diet
Most women take fewer amounts of calories while practicing. It is a very wrong thing to do. You should consume descent quantities of foods including protein, carbohydrates, fibers and other nutrition in order to supply adequate amount of energy and physical strength to your body during weight lifting.
Initial Weight Lifting Techniques
The initial weight lifting techniques should be mild as the body has not yet adapted to heavy weights. As the hips of women are broader than that of the men, they put greater pressure on the lower body during weight lifting. This may lead to severe injuries. You should use lighter weights at first and then, increase the amount moderately.
Advance Weight Lifting Techniques
You should increase the amount of weights as you proceed in your training. You should also concentrate on individual muscles like abs, legs, back, shoulders, arms, chest, etc. These exercises put additional strength on the muscles and help them in growing stronger.
People, generally, hold their breath as they lift the weights. However, you should exactly do the opposite. It means that you should exhale deeply while lifting the weights and inhale while lowering them. Your blood pressure may increase excessively if you practice incorrect
It is very important to rest your individual muscles during weight lifting training or else it may lead to heavy strain on them. You should not practice exercises for similar muscles on the consecutive days. It is better to follow a specific routine for your weight lifting workouts.
There are some precautions which should be kept in mind while lifting weights
You should perform some before starting your daily routine. This is a wonderful technique for warming up your muscles. You should not exaggerate the sets of exercises as they cannot accelerate the rate of your muscle building.Another important technique is to carry out the training smoothly and slowly without jerking. You should also wear proper shoes as they provide better grip of the ground during weight lifting.