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  1. BigTex

    Is training fasted optimal for hypertrophy and strength.

    Intermittent fasting is a huge trend now, how ever how effective is this diet when it comes to gaining muscle and strength. This study used an 16/8 type of intermittent fast most common on Muslim religions...
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    Cool hack to x10 your Ferritin in 5-7 days :)

    I'm not sure why nobody talks about this, and I could only find a study replicating these results in pigs :) Anyway, a 5-7 day fast will result in a lasting increase in Ferritin due to the recycled iron in the body, no supplements, no blood donation madness, nothing, just don't eat for a week...
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    Fasting may not be so safe?

    This is a pretty large study, almost 200,00 people. The study population consisted of participants from the NHANES 1999-2014 the data suggested that regularly missing meals can raise a person's risk of early death by 30 percent. Conclusions In this large, prospective study of US adults aged 40...
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    Thoughts on David Sinclair research

    Recently stumbled on a lot of interviews with longevity scientist and researcher David Sinclair. Many on YouTube. He is saying that research is showing that eating less and having longer periods of fasting activate genes that keep us younger and healthier. He is eating a mostly plant based diet...
  5. Nelson Vergel

    Caloric Restriction Increased Testosterone in Overweight Men and Decreased T in Men with Normal Weight

    Nutr Rev. 2021 Oct 6;nuab072. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuab072. Online ahead of print. Examining the effects of calorie restriction on testosterone concentrations in men: a systematic review and meta-analysis Stephen J Smith 1, Shaun Y M Teo 1, Adrian L Lopresti 1, Brody Heritage 1, Timothy J...
  6. DixieWrecked

    Intermittent Fasting

    I recently started skipping breakfast because usually I am not hungry in the morning and I force myself to eat it. So far I have noticed that I am not as hungry throughout the day or at night. It seems like my energy levels are higher throughout the day. I haven't had any bloodwork done but...
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    Ipamorelin/cjc1295 and fluids in the AM

    I am working out fasted 4 days a week, alternating fairly hard 4 mile runs and full body compound lift sessions. I also do manual labor or some outdoor activity 2 days a week (landscaping, lake swimming, hiking etc) I've enjoyed working out fasted with just the peptides but I am getting some...
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    Should I fast before bloodwork?

    Should I fast before bloodwork for free and total? This time the nurse told me to fast before I go get blood test, never has before. Test isn't till 3pm haven't ate since 5pm last nite.
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    33 yo w/ Free T/SHBG of an 85 yo guy & no libido for 2 years - help!

    Hi everybody! Stefan here - longtime reader and fan of this forum and web site. I've got some real puzzling libido/testosterone issues and have reached an impasse about what to do next. I'm 33 years old, married, have kids and would like more. Body fat somewhere between 15% and 20%. Main...
  10. Nelson Vergel

    Athletes Lose Fat But Not Muscle by Intermittent Fasting

    Experienced strength athletes lose fat by intermittent fasting, not muscle mass or strength Strength athletes perform no better or worse if they do time-restricted feeding we wrote yesterday, based on an American study in which the participants did weight training for the first time in their...
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    Fasting Times

    So its been 24 hours fasting and I haven't been that active at all, very sedentary, but I frankly feel no hunger, should I just continue until I'm hungry, I almost never feel hungry anymore...its very rare that I feel the hunger pains and when I do I just wonder if it has to do with the fact...
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    Should You Fast Before a Cholesterol Test?

    Among the studies that found that fasting may have little impact on cholesterol blood test results was a large 2012 Canadian study of more than 200,000 people that found average levels for HDL and total cholesterol varied less than 2 percent, regardless of whether people had eaten an hour...
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