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Acetylcholine vs Dopamine-Dominant Further Reading?


#1

I saw something about this on here last night but have never heard of it before and it sounds very interesting to me. Can anyone point me to further reading? I searched already, just need some context with explanations of the theory. I am not sure what to type into google without getting clinical stuff.

Here is the tread that sparked my interest: CT: Help Clarify Training for Acetylcholine Dominant Lifters?

Thank you


#2

I found an interesting article Poliquin wrote covering it several years ago


#3

I like that article, but I wish there was a more in depth article about the subject, such as more examples of progressions for each type of person


#4

Is there anything a bit more “Western” that I could tie into that? Was hoping something from CT or the likes. Thank you.


#5

Fire = Dopamine dominant
Wood = Acetylcholine dominant
Earth = Balanced
Metal = GABA
Water =Serotonin

Just because it uses Chinese elements doesn’t make it less true or applicable


#6

When saying ‘dominant’ or one of the element types is that pretty ‘fixed’ for lack of better term?

I am curious if there are other things I could look at in my life to determine which of these I am outside of the examples training in Charles’ article. Input appreciated.


#7

Well i did the braverman assesment and found that I am serotonin dominant. I Wish there was good information as to how serotonin dominant people should train, I did read poliquins article but he wasn’t a fan of us “water types.” It Would be great to hear your input on serotonin dominant athletes CT as this topic has me really curious