I thought I'd pose my dilemma on this forum because you people probably understand this stuff better than most.
Here's what I noticed this weekend after getting in a couple extra weightlifting workouts during the past week. Instead of doing three workouts per week and doing only 2-3 sets per bodypart and NOT getting sore, I did five and I ran for 30 min on Sat.
Starting Sunday, I noticed much more scalp itch in the usual MPB places and a lot more shedding and I think it has to do with the fact that my muscles got very sore. I climb a rope in my backyard which got my lats very sore and my quads also got sore from running. These are two activities I haven't done since last sept which is why I got so sore.
Something else I noticed when I had the flu several months ago; I didn't lift for 2 weeks and in that time I noticed very little scalp itch and shedding.
I can only speak for myself but there is definitely a connection with intense weightlifting and my hairloss.
I'd like to know what the different physiological processes are between a muscle subjected to 2 or 3 sets to failure without soreness and 4-6 sets WITH soreness?
With the extra repair that's needed for a sore muscle, does it just mean there is more test. being produced? Does a sore muscle release byproducts that could adversly affect hair?