According to Dr. Jade Teta, finding the proper balance between cortisol’s muscle-burning effects and testosterone’s muscle-building effects is of vital importance when training to develop the tight muscle physique we all want.
Every exerciser is as different on the inside as they are on the outside. Modern medicine has realized this concept, but for some reason, we don’t when it comes to individual fitness. Whether we’re building muscle or burning fat, there seems to be a popular wisdom on how to achieve that. In reality, this one-size-fits-all concept does not work for everybody.
When you go into a gym, you will see personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts doing the same style of workout, one after another, over and over. Some of these people look great and seem to thrive and others struggle to put on even an ounce of muscle and are confused by this.
Unfortunately, it’s sometimes difficult to look past our old beliefs to see there may actually be another way to derive the same results. As a trainer, I consider my client’s genetic make-up, age, and gender. Nutrition plays just as much a role in muscle gain and fat burn as does your workouts. Hormones play a role for both men and women working out and what their overall results will be.
If you’re hiring a trainer, make them do the research. Make them train you according to your body type and your health.
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