Although carbohydrates have taken a beating in the news over the last few years, the truth is they are the primary source of fuel the body uses for a myriad of body functions. While fats and protein can be converted to energy, carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of fuel.
Exercise intensity with consistent bouts of resistance training, paralleled with some sound nutritional and supplemental choices designed to illicit the appropriate hormone response can and will jumpstart and shift your anabolic potential into overdrive. However, how adept you become at manipulating those hormones will to a large degree determine how well this process goes.
The hormones that this report will focus on are: cortisol, growth hormone, insulin and testosterone. Each plays a vital role in helping perpetuate growth and anabolic drive.