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Simple Truths About Muscle Growth (part 5)

Last post, I wrote about the virtues of a form of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), commonly referred to as MGF, short for MechanoGrowth Factor. MGF, could very well also be coined EGF, for Exercise Growth Factor, as the mechanical stimulus that activates its expression and is inherent in [...]

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Heavy Breathing Can Hurt You!

CAUTION: Breathing Can Be TOXIC!!
Oxygen is potentially toxic, a seemingly counterintuitive statement, since common knowledge tells us that we need oxygen to live. Specifically, without oxygen we would not be able to produce energy from basic nutrients and would die….
So, how can oxygen be toxic?
Oxygen is an Electron Sponge
Nothing is perfect. The exact same property [...]

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How to Build Muscle While Sleeping…

Depending on the intensity of the exercise and physical condition of the athlete anywhere between three and seven days are required for muscles to fully recover. This isn’t to say, however, that one should work out only once per week – this would be nearly as ineffective as overtraining.

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