What medical ailment (more prevalent among natural bodybuilders) causes symptoms including persistent exhaustion, headaches, a lack of desire, weight loss, and muscle tissue loss?
In natural (drug-free) bodybuilding, overtraining is more prevalent because of the high levels of cortisol that the body releases in reaction to strenuous exercise. However, using steroids lowers the body's cortisol levels.
Which one(s) of the following, which all boost muscle mass and performance, will not be detectable under the current Olympic and IFBB testing criteria if someone is using anabolic steroids, growth hormone, and insulin?
Growth hormone and insulin are two powerful agents for constructing muscle.
What is the proper name for the soreness that one experiences in a muscle about 24 hours after a tough weightlifting session?
It is postponed because the pain typically does not begin to manifest until around 24 hours after the strenuous exercise. It could last up to six or seven days.
Which muscle fiber is related to quick, forceful movements?
While slow twitch fibers are linked to endurance, fast twitch fibers are linked to power.
What time of day does the body typically release the most human growth hormone?
HGH is secreted in peaks every 4 hours or so, with the peak occurring about an hour before sleep begins.
What is the main function of the dietary supplement creatine in the human body, besides serving as a bulking agent?
Creatine is converted into the high-energy molecule creatine phosphate. When anaerobic conditions prevail, the phosphate bond between the creatine molecule and its molecular partner breaks, releasing free energy. More ATP and hence energy are created using this energy. For best effectiveness, creatine pills should be consumed both before and after workouts.
What is the treatment or cure for muscle discomfort that follows a strenuous workout?
It seems that getting enough rest and eating right will speed up the healing process.