Sep 7, 2017 Podcast: 373 – How To Get Muscular Legs, How To Test For Gut Inflammation, Natural Ways To Increase Stem Cell Production, and Should You Use Ice Baths & Antioxidants After A Workout?
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How To Get Muscular Legs
Luke says: I have always had a sticking point throughout my training career which is my legs. I am quite tall and it is very hard for me to put mass on my legs – not for a matter of trying! So I have been thinking of doing a cycle of SARMs and was wondering what approach to the training would you take to focus on building mass in my quads?
How To Test For Gut Inflammation
Chris says: How does one know if they have gut inflammation? I am reading an article about coconut oil and I have been an a ketosis diet with great success. But lately I have been having gut fat and gut inflammation and it is really counterintuitive to the progress I am making. I am wondering if coconut oil is part of the issue.
Natural Ways To Increase Stem Cell Production
Warren says: I am trying to increase my body's stem cell production. Does algae help in this area?
Should You Use Ice Baths & Antioxidants After A Workout?
Beni says: In a previous podcast you mentioned that it is not smart to take an ice bath and a bunch of antioxidants right after a hard workout because it can reduce the gains. So when should I do an ice bath and antioxidant supplement? Let's say I am doing a heavy lifting sessions and then the next two days I will be sore. Do I wait until the next day to take an ice bath and a big antioxidant smoothie?
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