Growth Hormone Part 3: Anabolic Combinations

Posted: October 23, 2013 in fitness, Muscle Building
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There are two main hormones that create a massive anabolic reaction when combined with HGH: Testosterone and Insulin

Combining GH and Testosterone

This is actually easier than you might think, because increasing Testosterone will also increase Growth Hormone, and visa versa.

Part of increasing Testosterone, means reducing cortisol, especially after exercise when cortisol levels are at their highest. This allows the pregnenologne to be used to create Testosterone and not Cortisol.

Now some dietary considerations:

  • EFAs and Vitamin D3 have been shown to be limiting factors in testosterone creation.
  • Carbohydrates can lower cortisol
  • Carbohydrates can blunt GH
  • So it would appear that we are dealing with a conflict of interests here. It would seem like taking carbs post workout would help Testosterone but lower GH. Well actually things get even more interesting when we look at the next combination…

    Combining GH and Insulin

    When these two hormones are both present, IGF-1 is produced, and that’s when massive muscle growth begins.

    However, those two hormones are rarely in the body at the same time because the same factors that signal Insulin to be present also signal the body to stop producing GH.

    What then to do?

    Sometimes you have to try to do the best with what you can. Here’s how I approach the conundrum, and to be fair, I haven’t tested my blood levels multiple times throughout the day to test if it’s working, but my physique improvements have been noticeable since adopting this method:

    Step 1. Eat the right Breakfast

    This would contain a high amount of protein and fat. A Salmon omelet, ground beef and nuts, something along those lines with some veggies for fibre, and a healthy dose of vitamins.

    This will set the stage for testosterone and growth hormone, as well as improving your focus-creating neurotransmitters.

    Step 2. Pre-Workout

    Shortly before training you want to eat only protein or BCAAs. Some added glutamine may be a good idea as well. No carbs, no Fats.

    Step 3. Post workout

    Immediately post workout take a high-glycemic carb drink with some BCAAs. This will give a massive spike of insulin, which should occur just as GH and testosterone are peaking. The carbs will then be out of your system fairly quickly, so about an hour after I suggest having a meal consisting of protein and veggies.

    While I found this method fairly effective at building muscle I also tend to add a little fat doing this as well, which I suspect is due in part to the insulin spike. I’ve found that adding 5-10 minutes on the treadmill after training, WHILE taking the post workout shake has helped me keep the gains almost entirely lean!

    Good luck, and good gains!

    Related: GH Part 1, GH Part 2

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