1. #1
    Musclechemistry Site Representative Board Certified MD
    drtbear1967's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    5,126
    M-Chem Coin = $1
    309
    Rep Power
    2147488777

    Default Stop Chasing High Insulin Levels.

    "Eat some candy after your workout, you need to keep those insulin levels high bro, that's how you get jacked". No "bro", it isn't.

    Insulin is a hormone that tells your body's cells to use the sugar in your blood. It is a so called "anabolic" hormone, which many people have interpreted to mean "muscle building".
    .
    The word anabolic, however, doesn't mean building muscle. It means building large molecules from smaller ones. In this case insulin helps your body take small glucose molecules from your blood and store them in your cells as larger sugar molecules called glycogen.
    .
    Insulin DOES play a role in muscle building though, but it works mainly by limiting muscle breakdown, rather then helping muscle buildup [1]. However, VERY low levels of insulin are needed to get these benefits [2, 3]. In fact, eating your protein will stimulate insulin levels enough to stop muscle breakdown [4, 5], and adding carbs for a "bigger" insulin response won't do any good.
    .
    So stop chasing high insulin levels to build muscle. Instead start chasing maximal volume at heavy enough loads, proper protein intake and enough recovery.
    Likes chihuahua liked this post
     
    Get It Done!

  2. #2
    Ph.D. P.E.D. Kinesiology Intramuscular Injection Certified Board Certified MD
    Presser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    38,165
    M-Chem Coin = $1
    209
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    good explanation
    Thanks drtbear1967 thanked for this post
     
    Author: Ben Presser
    Ph.D. P.E.D. Kinesiology
    Intramuscular Injection Certified

    Aromatase Inhibitors, Post Cycle Therapy, Stenabolic, GW, Osta, LGD, S4 and IGF 1 Store

  3. #3
    MuscleChemistry Vet Board Certified Psy.D
    chihuahua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    361
    M-Chem Coin = $1
    2
    Rep Power
    2147484012

    Default

    Remember everything we eat triggers an insulin response to a certain degree. We all know about the glycemic index. How about the insulin index? You can get a higher insulin spike with regular whey protein than with sugar. The leaner the protein the higher the spike. The only reason carbs are added is not because of the insulin spike, but to refill the your glycogen.
    Thanks drtbear1967 thanked for this post
     

  4. #4
    Musclechemistry Site Representative Board Certified MD
    drtbear1967's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    5,126
    M-Chem Coin = $1
    309
    Rep Power
    2147488777

    Default

    Awesome point!!
    Get It Done!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in