Hormones and weight loss
When we squat heavy or deadlift heavy there is a release of trophic factors GH (growth hormone) and IGF into the systemic circulation, resistance exercises are unique in their ability to assist a profound endocrine response much more than aerobic exercise. With resistance training there is changes in insulin H.G.H, IGF 1 and local elaboration in the tissue /bone and you are able to adapt to the adaptation which means the more you squat and squirt HGH the more you can squirt HGH .These hormones aid in body composition and metabolic changes which assist in decrease in bodyfat!
There are defiantly lifestyle factors that will decrease testosterone levels; these stress factors will raise cortisol (bad news) when this happens testosterone will plummet! The other concerning thing with high cortisol levels is this environment will lead to weight gain! This also means the environment is loaded with excess estrogens.
Some of the symptoms of excess estrogen include weight gain, lack of libido, bone loss, cancer, acne, insomnia, slow healing, impaired immune system, low energy, mental fog, ‘man boobs’ and more. Unfortunately, testosterone, and other muscle and youth promoting hormones like DHEA, naturally go down with age. It seems to be an unavoidable part of life. Luckily, you can fight this decline if you know what to do.
Some things you do.
#1 – Avoid Excess Estrogens
From pesticides, chemicals, plastics and more.
#2 – Eat Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, bok choy, Brussels sprouts and more contain compounds like Indole-3-Carbinol and Diindolylmethane (I3C and DIM) that
help your body and liver to remove these excess estrogens from your body.
I personally try to eat one of these just about every other day. If you limit your access to estrogens, and assist your body in getting rid of them, you’ll have won at least half the battle.
#3 0vertraining/ Stress
Overtraining can lead definitely lead to decreases of testosterone.
After all it’s a STRESS. Also mental and emotional stress And too much stress together means cortisol goes way up and testosterone will plummet When you combine this with all the other dietary and lifestyle factors that affect T-levels you might not be optimal.
#4 Way’s to de-stress
Work on diaphragmatic breathing drill’s this will have a profound effect on the Autonomic nervous system. When you are in a stressed state you are in a sympathetic nervous system state breathing drills will help decrease this!
Meditating 5 min a day or learning how to can also drastically help reduce stress.
In our slimmer summer pack we have resources that cover these techniques and many more
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