March 14, 2012
INSULIN - 'THE ANABOLIC REGULATOR'
Insulin is quite possibly the most misunderstood hormone amongst strength athletes and this is due to its connection with carbohydrates. As you may already know, high levels of insulin promote fat synthesis and at the same time decrease the break down of the fat. However the degree to which insulin promotes fat storage, as well as carb storage and protein synthesis at any one time, depends on an individuals body state. This is all to do with the degre...
November 06, 2011
Gavin Jones is a gifted bodybuilder from Plymouth who won the 80kg 1st place at the coverted 2011 UKBFF Welsh Qualifier back in September. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond his control; Gavin was unable to compete in the October finals and therefore could not claim his rightful place as the 80kg British Champion. However Gavin is determined to show his worth in 2012 where he is tipped to take the gold! As a valuble new addition to Team Monkey Gavin was s...
June 26, 2011
DHEA is a steroidal product of the adrenal glands and is the
most abundant circulating steroid in the human body. The body converts DHEA to
testosterone ( in men ) and estrogen ( in women ) and levels tend to peak at
age 20 and decline thereafter. As decline sets in at such an early stage in
life, supplementation of DHEA is important and is said to help slow the ageing
process as well as improve mood and relieve depression.
Its main use in athletics is as a testosterone booster.
May 16, 2011
Insulin growth factor 1 (IGF-1) or mechano growth factor is a protein that is encoded in humans by the IGF-1 gene. IGF-1 is similar in molecular structure to insulin and plays an important part in childhood growth as well as going on to have anabolic effects in adults. IGF-1 is mainly produced in the liver and this production is stimulated by growth hormone. Growth hormone is made in the anterior pituitary gland and then released into the blood stream where it stimulates the...
May 15, 2011
Creatine is possibly the most effective body building supplement available. It is an amino acid based substance already present in our bodies as an energy replenisher. Creatine is derived from arginine, glycine and methionine ( non essential amino acids) and is manufactured in the liver, kidneys and pancreas, where it is secreted into the blood and transported to muscle tissues. The body produces roughly 2 grams of this creatine each day.
Creatine's ability to super hydrate muscle cells with...