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Pavel Saenz 06-19-2007 06:37 AM

Hormonal effect during Mass Gain protocol
I just wanted to pick the brain of the expertes here.

I am following the Mass Gain Template and Im really happy with the results so far, in three weeks I have gained a little more than three kilos (around six and a half pounds?). I have dimished drastically aerobic type workouts and a question arose, since I dont know much about biology:( , what are the differences in the hormonal effects when one follows the Mass Gain workout compared to the ones that also have the aerobic side (say CF)?

And if anyone has an article on the subject It would be awesome.

Robb Wolf 06-20-2007 04:36 PM

the two approaches need not be exclusionary...it all depends on loading, volume rest periods etc.

Look to some of the Density training threads for information...also the "Bear" program in Power To the People.

Steven Low 06-20-2007 06:08 PM

Here's the gist of it:

Metcon = work/time = power. Tons of stress on the muscles even though it's from more "endurance" type exercises strung together in a circuit usually for time or rounds.

Strength = heavy lifting. Elicits hormonal release because of heavy weight lifted. Pretty simple there.

Both have a high power output even though the strength training has pretty 'long' rest times.

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