Archive for June, 2010

Cortisol and Muscle Gain 2

Posted on June 30th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Check out the last post on cortisol and muscle gain at: cortisol and muscle gain In order to take advantage of the cortisol wave, you need to prime your body to best utilize the rise in androgen hormones (anabolic phase) with the ups and downs of cortisol while exercising. You first do a warm […]

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Cortisol and Muscle Gain

Posted on June 29th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, One of the things I mentioned before was that cortisol was important for muscle gain. Now almost everyone associates muscle loss with cortisol, however – as you have found out – when dealing with hormones, it is not quite that simple. When the body is under stress, and this can be from exercise, your […]

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Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight? 9

Posted on June 28th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Finally, we get to the exercise aspects of the lose body fat or lose weight series. It has been a long time in coming. Okay so let’s look at how exercise works. This will be somewhat simplistic so that even I can understand it:-). When you start exercising you first burn ATP (adenosine-5-triphosphate). ATP […]

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Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight? 8

Posted on June 25th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, This is part 8 of the lose body fat or lose weight series. If you missed any of the other posts, just check them out under the archives section. Last time we talked about diet and how what you ate and how much influenced your hormones. One thing I forgot to mention was that […]

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Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight? 7

Posted on June 24th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Here is where we start to finally answer the question, lose body fat or lose weight? If you missed any of the previous posts, just check the archives at: http://www.femfigueres.com Losing weight is pretty simple – at first. You reduce your calories and you will lose weight. You increase your calorie burning activities and […]

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Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight? 6

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 by Mic

Hi, This is part 6 of the lose body fat or lose weight series. We have looked at several hormones over this series. As you have seen the most important role hormones play is keeping your body in balance to help maintain your health. Today’s hormones are no different. You have probably heard of these […]

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Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight? 5

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Today we are looking at a couple of more hormones that affect whether you will lose body fat or lose weight. The first is adrenaline, also known as epinephrine. It is both a hormone and neurotransmitter. You might know it as the fight-or flight hormone. It increases heart rate, contracts blood vessels and dilates […]

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Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight 4

Posted on June 21st, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Last post on the lose body fat or lose weight series we looked at the hormones ghrelin and leptin. These two hormones control your hunger and how much you eat. You saw how they – in a normally functioning body – balance each other out. Which is what they are supposed to do. Today […]

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Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight? 3

Posted on June 18th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Okay, let’s continue this lose body fat or lose weight series. Last post we mentioned some of the hormones that you should be concerned with in your goal to burn body fat. As mentioned those weren’t all the hormones in the body, but they are important ones. Go let’s get started. There are two […]

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Lose Body Fat or Lose Weight? 2

Posted on June 17th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, This is part 2 of the lose body fat or lose weight debate. Today, we will look at some of the important hormones affecting your weight loss and body fat loss. I will just list them first and then go into more detail later. Adrenaline, cortisol, ghrelin, leptin, glucagon, insulin, testosterone, estrogen, human growth […]

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