cortisol and bulking

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i mostly do cortisol control reduction for the stress relief, and everyone always says its for weight loss, but does it help at all with building muscle?

it kinda sounds like high cortisol causes faster muscle protein breakdown. might be useful to reduce cortisol before workouts?

i can counter/work around the appetite suppression for the most part
 
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Easier to burn fat with lower levels of cortisol.
 
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I know stress causes cortisol and and high stress levels can put the breaks on your gain train so I would yes it can help indirectly. Less stress, better sleep and recovery ect
 
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I know stress causes cortisol and and high stress levels can put the breaks on your gain train so I would yes it can help indirectly. Less stress, better sleep and recovery ect
Agree with this
 

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How come we all use stimulant fat burners when they jack up cortisol which is the opposite what we want?
 
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How come we all use stimulant fat burners when they jack up cortisol which is the opposite what we want?
Just like everything, cortisol has positive effects as well as negative effects. When your doing something intense. Cortisol levels rise. Cortisol is a powerful anti inflammatory. The stress response of cortisol signals other bodily functions to start there processes.

Caffeine also blunts your pain response and increases your power output leading to a better workout.

Everything has 2 sides. When you start trying to micromanage all these functions you end up screwing yourself sooner or later. Eat, train, eat, sleep, repeat. Your body will take care of the rest
 

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Just like everything, cortisol has positive effects as well as negative effects. When your doing something intense. Cortisol levels rise. Cortisol is a powerful anti inflammatory. The stress response of cortisol signals other bodily functions to start there processes.

Caffeine also blunts your pain response and increases your power output leading to a better workout.

Everything has 2 sides. When you start trying to micromanage all these functions you end up screwing yourself sooner or later. Eat, train, eat, sleep, repeat. Your body will take care of the rest
So if I’ve been taking eca basically for 20 yrs straight with little “breaks” in between my adrenals are probably beyond garbage?
 

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Just like everything, cortisol has positive effects as well as negative effects. When your doing something intense. Cortisol levels rise. Cortisol is a powerful anti inflammatory. The stress response of cortisol signals other bodily functions to start there processes.

Caffeine also blunts your pain response and increases your power output leading to a better workout.

Everything has 2 sides. When you start trying to micromanage all these functions you end up screwing yourself sooner or later. Eat, train, eat, sleep, repeat. Your body will take care of the rest
So if I’ve been taking eca basically for 20 yrs straight with little “breaks” in between my adrenals are probably beyond garbage?
 
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So if I’ve been taking eca basically for 20 yrs straight with little “breaks” in between my adrenals are probably beyond garbage?
Honestly I don't know, I mean it's definitely not a good thing to be using heavy stimulants for years on end. Maybe someone else can better answer this
 

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