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2009/07/27 17:05:23 (permalink)
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Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated??

People always mention about stress and cortisol causing muscle loss etc and in extreme cases i have seen it happen such as when a person splits from a husband/wife, or loses someone close etc...

But day to day how much does this effect us? The reason i ask is that i am currently prepping for a show but i have just today started a new role at work where i basically know nothing! So today and probably for the next few days i have been stressing about this that and the other.

Is this minor stress enough to negatively effect my prep? Not a lot i can do about it just curious

Dave
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:27:49 (permalink)
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i beliece that Papa Lazarou was going through a particularly stressful time when he built an awful lot of his physique
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:28:52 (permalink)
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I've had a few big stresses this year, it defo messes with muscle growth no doubt about it. So im sure any stress will be counter productive mate !
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:36:39 (permalink)☄ Helpful
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I went through a particularily stressful time two years ago and lost 17kg.
It was the first time I was under 100kg since about age 17.

Stressful times such as that type which you are facing now also result in heightened testosterone levels when you overcome the challenge(s).

Its not all bad, but it depends largely on the individual.
If you man up and face the challenge, it could actually boost your training.
If you cower and procrastinate, it will likely impact negatively on you.

Generally things such as death & divorce are the killer stress which people refer to, accompanied by zero rebound and colossal cortisol levels, no sleep and the vicious circle effect.
Anabolic steroids reduce cortisol.
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:38:52 (permalink)
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The thing is i dont think i can compare the stress i felt today to what you guys are describing as big stresses, you know what i mean?
Mainly today i was stressing about not knowing what i was doing, nothing too major and maybe i'm being paranoid... But this show means a lot to me, i've been looking forward to it for ages.

I wont be looking to build any muscle in the next few months anyway just hang on to as much as i can!

I thin k i already know the answer and i'm gonna just have to find a way of chilling out if i start to feel stressed out
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:40:24 (permalink)
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i think a lot of it may be more to do with people getting stressed, and their diet and training slipping a bit,  rather than rises in cortisol.

calm down, its life, mate, its only a game
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:41:51 (permalink)
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Well there's no chance of that mate so that is good. Thanks for your input guys
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:43:45 (permalink)
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*The_West*

i think a lot of it may be more to do with people getting stressed, and their diet and training slipping a bit,  rather than rises in cortisol.

Agreed



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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:45:59 (permalink)
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*The_West*

i think a lot of it may be more to do with people getting stressed, and their diet and training slipping a bit,  rather than rises in cortisol.



Exactly what I was going to say.  People eating less good stuff/more crap and too busy/stressed/tired to train or train properly.
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 17:52:33 (permalink)
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*The_West*

i think a lot of it may be more to do with people getting stressed, and their diet and training slipping a bit,  rather than rises in cortisol.


This is probably mostly true !
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 18:02:10 (permalink)
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when stressed i just tend not to eat have no desire to
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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 18:02:45 (permalink)
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bigdave

People always mention about stress and cortisol causing muscle loss etc and in extreme cases i have seen it happen such as when a person splits from a husband/wife, or loses someone close etc...

But day to day how much does this effect us? The reason i ask is that i am currently prepping for a show but i have just today started a new role at work where i basically know nothing! So today and probably for the next few days i have been stressing about this that and the other.

Is this minor stress enough to negatively effect my prep? Not a lot i can do about it just curious

Dave

Hard to say IMO...

2007 into 2008 I was caning it- and I mean training hard 10 times a week (IE twice a day some days), and I was deeply stressed out with work and money problems, got very little sleep- but I ate like a silly sod and made good gains in size and strength regardless (steroid free).  Would I have made better progress if circumstances had been better?  More than likely.

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Re:Stress and muscle loss.... over exaggerated?? 2009/07/27 18:05:15 (permalink)
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26 - Interesting mate. 

I get the feeling i'm far more bothered about it than i need to be as there is no chance of my diet or training slipping. I'm more motivated than ever before!


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