Off to work ony my muscle boat.
Max POWER your head looks like a lemon head! Perhaps based on what you have not understood about my body composition and weight, 2,500 cals are very adequate. Most guys looking to bulk up usually are very lean and underweight. And they require a greater caloric intake that includes carbohydrates to accommodate energy needs to sustain their work out intensity. In my case my energy levels have been excellent with the program I’m currently on! Muscle is built on protein and complex amino chains, not calories. I challenge you to show me evidence to this fact. My nutrition is supported with supplementation to include performance enhancing minerals, herbs, synthetics, liquid vitamins, liquid amino acids, and lots of fluids. It appears all you look to do is find holes or faults with what I’m doing, so be it. This should be of some education to those that disagree with your argument and advice. Nonetheless I enjoy your comments. Levity is a good thing!
Just to restate, I am 238 lbs. at 6 ft. 49 in chest, 16 1/2 inch arms, my wrist diameter as 7 1/4 inches, 38 to 40 inch waste, 17 and NECK, I’m estimating 22 to 25 percent body fat.
These are some Calorie figures I was able to find:
Weight Loss: 1300- 2100 Balanced ratios: 50% carbs, 35% proteins, 15% fats
Performance training: 1900- 3000 Balanced ratios:60%carbs,20%proteins, 20% fats
Lean Bodybuilder: 2200- 3200 Balanced ratios: 50% carbs , 35% proteins , 15 fats%
Mass Builder: 3200- 4000 Balanced ratios: 50% carbs, 30% proteins, 20% fats
I am in for the lean bodybuilder range. However my carbohydrate intake is more like 5 to 10%. I am not interested in becoming an a competition bodybuilder. Rather, I prefer to drop body fat while increasing my arm size, increased leg size, attempt to achieve a hint of abdominal tone and defined in my chest a bit. Decreased body fat and increased muscle mass and Definition is my goal.
My caloric intake before SYNTHETIC hormone initiation was around 3000 calories per day. This was a mix of protein, fats, not so much fiber and carbohydrates. However currently the protein intake is considerably higher. Whether it makes a difference or not, the red meat is actually brown meat as I liked it well done or more accurately beef jerky. I also plan to eat a lot of very dried meat loaf. tuna has been my primary staple and despite the high sodium, tuna offers a lot of elements that are highly beneficial in helping me with my goal. I have stocked up on a lot of skinless breast of chicken and have many ways to prepare it. I have a scale I used to weigh portions. it is unrealistic to think that this type of diet is something I can live with. So I am always open to advice on a diet that will support long term goals.
Thanks for the shampoo information.
PROPECIA & Proscar blocks dihydrotestosterone, or DHT Men with male pattern hair loss have elevated levels of DHT in their balding scalp. DHT contributes to the progressive shrinking of hair follicles and a decrease in the number of visible hairs.
DHT is a the byproduct testosterone or 5?-dihydrotestosterone, (a form that binds with even more affinity to the testosterone receptor) and is why there is a direct correlation with testosterone hormone replacement and hair loss. DHT is a substance in the body that can shrink the hair follicle until it no longer produces visible hair. DHT also is responsible for benign prosatic hyperplasia (BPH). this is a symptom where the Prostate becomes enlarged and causes problems with urination and Bladder Obstruction and erectile dysfunction.
My explanation of liver function Evaluation
When the liver is insulted by factors that cause the Liver Stress, the liver as damage occurs releases an enzyme in the blood that can be measured. Just as a sub note the heart produces a similar enzyme. If someone suffers from Chest pain and thinks they might have had a cardiac attack, the best way to identify that injury indeed took place is by a drawing blood with then the first two hours of the attack. Lab results will show that the heart may have suffered from a lack of blood flow through the coronary arteries causing hypoxia/Ischemia to the heart which causes a release of an enzyme in the blood.
One of the primary reasons I see Elevated liver Enzyme is due to a Fatty liver. The liver is where cholesterol is formed. Excess of fat in the liver in the form of cholesterol causes stress on the liver therefore causing Enzyme release. If this is not treated over time the Liver will become inflamed or Enlarged which indicates pending Liver failure. And Enlarged Liver can also occur from chronic alcohol abuse and Hepatitis. Secondary to this is the use of cholesterol by drugs or other medications. Believe it or not, some of the most popular cholesterol lowering drugs cause elevated liver enzymes.