A lot of people are aware that there are treatments available to help change their features and aesthetics. Following nutritional guidelines that promote higher protein intakes will help you sustain FFM and keep vital functions of the body maintained, especially for hypocaloric diets (6). We are simply protein fortified beings. The human body can function and do anything with protein. Diets high in protein will result in better body composition (5,6). Take protein out of the equation and you will have problems later. Also higher protein diets have been shown to reduce tyglycerol total in people as well as raise HDL cholesterol levels (5,6). Contrary to popular misbelief YOU NEED CERTAIN CHOLESETROLS. HDL cholesterol is very much needed for the body to create testosterone. Without it say good bye to sex drive, muscle maintenance ability and better moods. One last note, during diets of lower calories protein must be high to sustain as much FFM as possible.
Bruce Lee is a great example of deceptive strength; the power to kick 300 lbs punching bags to the ceiling in a 145 lbs body is admirable. This is true deceptive strength that can’t be faked, and this is the strength that most old time strongmen held; they didn’t need to have extravagant muscle to have stellar strength, and in some cases they were hindered by having too much muscle. Gymnasts are incredibly strong and powerful people, but they don’t have the kind of physiques one might expect them to have with their strength. That’s because there are more components to strength than muscle size, and the old time strongmen knew this. They trained tendons, ligaments, muscle control, and things that people today didn’t know were trainable. Their methods aren’t secrets, but they are buried under the vanity of industry.
Power cleans build great lower body power. Many Olympic lifters are known for also having phenomenal sprinting and jumping capabilities. As mentioned above, sprinting and jumping are much better gauges for lower body performance than just being able to squat a lot of weight.
These claims come from meat-heads who want to shove their ideology down your throat (and you thought religion was the only place where unwelcomed ideology would be pushed on you huh?). Now, I don’t think squats are a terrible exercise. They have their time and place in routines for some people depending on what your fitness goals are. However, calling squats the “king of exercise” is a hyped up claim that is simply not true. Any exercise is just a tool to be used again, depending on what your fitness goals are. Match the tool to the job.
If you try a device and find denial suits you well but the device has some shortcomings, then it’s likely going to be worth taking the time and making the effort to get a device that suits you just right (I go into the five main considerations – Safety, Comfort, Convenience, Security, and Aesthetics – in detail elsewhere).
4. Kyle UG et al. Sedentarism affects body fat mass index and fat-free mass index in adults aged 18 to 98 years. J Nutri. 2004 Mar:20(3):255-60. Shortly after commencing supplementation with Creatine (assuming you are not part of the approximate 33% that does not respond to Creatine supplementation) you will notice an increase in muscle size and overall body mass.