Insulin

High level Insulin shifts the balance towards the predominance of synthesis, low – in the direction of disintegration. Consequently, a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for achieving a positive balance of protein structures in the muscle is elevated insulin. Often athletes will continue to engage in the same patterns in six months – a year find themselves on a training plateau. Muscle growth virtually ceases. In my opinion, the reason for this lies in the adaptation cell receptors of muscle cells to a new (higher) levels of insulin. As a result, equalized the balance of synthesis and decomposition of protein structures of muscle cells, and achieve a positive balance becomes increasingly difficult.

I There are several examples where, after long breaks in employment athletes to quickly restore the shape and continued to progress rapidly in bulk and work balance. An important role is played by the fact that during break, as a rule, significantly reduced calorie diet. The body during this time manages to adapt to the low level of insulin. With the resumption of exercise increase in insulin levels caused by increased caloric intake, it turns out to muscle receptors is much higher than the level to which they could adapt. Insulin is beginning to show its anabolic properties, shifting the balance of synthesis and decomposition of protein structures of muscle cells in the direction of synthesis. Adaptation or I see two ways to avoid adaptation of muscle cells to high levels of insulin. First – to continuously improve the quantity and calorific value food intake, causing an even greater increase in its level.

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