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Christian Thibaudeau on volume and cortisol
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This seem legit? Basically he says high volume benefits enhanced lifters, but bad for natties. Low volume works best for naturals, because high volume can cause risk of cortisol. 

Video: 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s8IPxCkwW9Q 

Articles:
“Natural vs Enhanced Lifters”- https://www.t-nation.com/pharma/natural-...ed-lifters
“Best Damn Workout Plan for Naturals”- https://www.t-nation.com/training/the-be...al-lifters

Dr. Jade Teta’s article on cortisol control- “Two Faces of Cortisol”- https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/t...f-cortisol

All of this on cortisol is super confusing.
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(11-04-2019, 11:41 AM)Nattybro87 Wrote: This seem legit? Basically he says high volume benefits enhanced lifters, but bad for natties. Low volume works best for naturals, because high volume can cause risk of cortisol. 

Video: 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s8IPxCkwW9Q 

Articles:
“Natural vs Enhanced Lifters”- https://www.t-nation.com/pharma/natural-...ed-lifters
“Best Damn Workout Plan for Naturals”- https://www.t-nation.com/training/the-be...al-lifters

Dr. Jade Teta’s article on cortisol control- “Two Faces of Cortisol”- https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/t...f-cortisol

All of this on cortisol is super confusing.

Paralysis by analysis.

Though they may not be wrong, a natty will always look natty.

High vol or low vol your testosterone levels are not going to rise to any significant degree anyway.

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I dunno, man. Testosterone is so confusing. Literally feels like I have to take classes to fully understand how testosterone works, like enzymes, 5AR, DHT, estradiol, blah, blah, blah.

I read somewhere that being overweight can lower testosterone. Sitting down in front of computer in the office all day can also lower test. That’s what I read in some articles and comments.

Can’t workout longer than 90 minutes, otherwise, cortisol will show up is what I learned. Since I worked out for almost 20 weeks under 30 min each workout day, my muscle size has been consistently growing. Never seen growth that fast. When I worked out 3 hours a day in my early 20’s, my muscle growth and strength were very slow in comparison.

I believe cortisol is temporary. Just gotta take a break from the gym for at least a month, then go back to square one IF you’re not seeing any slight growth in strength and size. Working out a specific way can make a huge difference, honestly.
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