ReCreate Your Lean Bulk! Nice Protocol Inside!!
- 05-24-2008, 06:05 PM
Cortisol Effects on Body Mass, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol in the General Population
Robert Fraser; Mary C. Ingram; Niall H. Anderson; Caroline Morrison; Eleanor Davies; John M. C. Connell
From the MRC Blood Pressure Group, Western Infirmary (R.F., M.C.I., N.H.A., E.D., J.M.C.C.)and MONICA Project (C.M.), Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Correspondence to Dr Robert Fraser, MRC Blood Pressure Group, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT, Scotland, UK.
Abstract—The effects of excess cortisol secretion on blood pressure and fat deposition are well documented, but the importance of this glucocorticoid in controlling these processes in normal individuals is less clear. We studied the relationship between cortisol excretion rate (tetrahydrocortisol [THF]+allo-THF+tetrahydrocortisone [THE]) and a range of important cardiovascular risk factors in 439 normal subjects (238 male) sampled from the North of Glasgow (Scotland) population. There were marked gender differences: female subjects were lighter and had lower blood pressures and cortisol levels, whereas HDL cholesterol was higher. The pattern of cortisol metabolism was also different; the index of 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity (THF+allo-THF/THE) was lower and that of 5-reductase (allo-THF/THF) was higher. There was a strong correlation of blood pressure (positive), cholesterol (positive), and HDL cholesterol (negative in women, positive in men) with age. Cortisol excretion rate did not correlate with blood pressure but correlated strongly with parameters of body habitus (body mass index and waist and hip measurements [positive]) and HDL cholesterol (negative). With multiple regression analysis, there remained a significant association of cortisol excretion rate with HDL cholesterol in men and women and with body mass index in men. These results suggest that glucocorticoids regulate key components of cardiovascular risk.
- 05-28-2008, 12:10 PM
Curious. How does this look for around my workout using Powerfull, Recreate, P-Slin and AP?
AM - Wake:
0:00 - 2 Powerfull
0:15 - 1 P-Slin, 1 SuperCissus, 2 Recreate
0:30 - Pre W/O shake (oats/wms/BCAA/mono/BA/Luecine)
0:45-1:00 - W/O
Last Set - 1 AP
0:15 - Post W/O shake (repeat above)
05-28-2008, 02:16 PM
05-28-2008, 03:01 PM
05-28-2008, 03:14 PM
05-28-2008, 03:29 PM
08-20-2008, 09:04 AM
So I’ve done my research and instead of cluttering Mullet’s PM box decided to post my question here. I’m a carb II reactive female, 5’7’’, 123lb, ~14%BF on a mission “impossible” : lean bulk .... I bet nobody guessed that one! . My choice of weapons (other than the obvious- hard core training, proper diet etc) are PowerFULL, AP & Recreate .
This is how I planned the supplementation:
1. 30min b4 morning cardio: 1PowerFULL +2Recreate
2. Immediately b4 cardio: 1AP (cardio 20-30min, HIT)
3. Breakfast: includes complex & simple carbs
4. 20-30min b4 third meal/pre-training meal: 1AP
Meal includes complex carbs
5. 10min b4 workout (approx 1hr after third meal):
glutamine+ 1/2serv Nimbus Swell
6. Workout drink:
5g BCAA+5g glutamine+ 1/2serv Nimbus Swell
7. Immediately PWO & 30min b4 PWO meal: 1AP
PWO meal: includes complex & simple carbs
Basically I wanted to make sure PowerFULL and Recreate are separated at least an hour from meals. With AP I am planning to start off with 30-40g of carbs per meal and ramp it up according to response. Training would be 5days on/2 off. On non training days Powerful would be omitted, I would still dose Recreate 2 in the morning/1 in the afternoon and AP with first 3 meals containing carbs. Generally I follow a high protein/high fat/low carb diet due to poor handling of carbs (poor means: excess carbs=saddlebags & saggy butt : ). Think that is the main reason why I’m finding it hard to gain more muscle. With this stack I’m hoping to overcome this problem.
Did I do my homework right ? Any comments, suggestions would be much appreciated
08-22-2008, 09:41 PM
08-23-2008, 05:14 AM
Thanks Dexterium, I wouldn’t argue with someone who’s got a perfect six pack You’re right, to take simple carbs after the morning cardio defeats the purpose of fat loss. I might just have a small amount after the weight training session in form of low-sugar fruit (grapefruit, berries or apples). That shouldn’t do too much damage, besides, grapefruit is a cheaper source of niaringin than Ap. Nut. Drive
I'll be posting updates as soon as I start the stack
08-23-2008, 09:45 AM
just avoid bananas, the grapefruit, berries or apples should be ok. the berries probably best so you get some extra antioxidant power out of them (blueberries in particular). Fructose is different tho both in terms of its glut4 interaction and its storage (it hits liver glycogen first and primarily rather than bodily) so you may want to also include some other complex carb source.
08-23-2008, 10:09 AM
Uh, uh, but bananas are my secret weapon when I'm racing endurance mountainbiking! I won an 8hr event two weeks ago and I consumed over 30 dried bananas I still went from 15% to ~ 12%BF in one hit, talk about a drastic cut
Ok, the racing season is over, priorities are different, so complex carbs for muscles and a tiny bit of fructose to keep the taste-buds happy and the free radicals in check, thanks EasyEJL
08-23-2008, 10:22 AM
yeah, bananas are great in that scenario, giving you the mix of fructose + dextrose as a nice overall fuel for something like that. even nice pre-strength workout i think or as a general "start of day" carb. but not really as great a post cardio choice
08-30-2008, 08:13 PM
08-30-2008, 09:35 PM
07-08-2009, 07:20 PM
If I workout 2hours after breakfast, should I still take 2 caps of recreate before my workout.?
This is what I'm thinking:
20mins prior to Breakfast
1st Workout usually 2 hours after breakfast
Pre Workout drink- WF or Jacked
Post Workout- Protein Shake w/BCAAS
1 AP (20mins before Lunch)
*Should I add my second dose of Recreate here?
07-08-2009, 10:06 PM
07-31-2009, 08:13 PM
Should Recreate be taken with a pre-workout mix? Like a white flood or jack3d? Should one reduce to one capsule pre-workout in that case?
08-07-2009, 10:51 PM
Hmm, I take 1 Rec with a Euphedrine and black tea or water on cardio days. I take 1 Powerfull with protein shake breakfast preworkout and then 1 AP + 2 Prime with recovery shake post workout. Oh and one Powerfull before bed on workout days.
It looks like i'm doing it completely different then what you guys are.
08-10-2009, 12:45 PM
08-10-2009, 12:47 PM
08-11-2009, 10:46 AM
My girlfriends Mum has decided it's time for her to lose weight........ it's kinda like Mission Impossible, she's pretty big....... & i think has Thyroid Issues...... i think she's mid 40's???
Would she be ok to give Recreate a try???
08-11-2009, 09:25 PM
However - We cannot recommend use of Recreate (or any other product) with any type of thyroid disorder. Her best bet is to take the information about Recreate to her Endo/General Physician... If you would like more direct information on Recreate, feel free to PM me.
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08-12-2009, 10:35 AM
08-12-2009, 10:45 AM
08-12-2009, 06:45 PM
Normally I have a no carb protein drink 1st thing when I wake up and take PF with it. Watch tv to kill 1/2hr and then take a preWO drink or black tea and euphedra.
---whoops, forgot Casey replied above as I was rereading the 1st page only.
I do have a relevant question though: My habit is go strait to the kitchen and drink my no carb protein. So normally I will take the pills with it. I am scared of my muscles being eaten away from fasting overnight and so long without food. Also I am on a tight schedule before work, especially if I wake up late. So am I ruining the effect of the product by not waiting 15min or 1/2hr before eating (or drinking protein)?
I don't wait the 15 min for AP, I normally take with Prime just before starting solid meal.
...Am I negating the effects of the products by not waiting the sugested times?
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