LACK OF EXERCISE
A break from committed exercise doesn’t mean all the work you put in previously is lost, but a month AWOL from activity will certainly have its repercussions. Just as muscles thrive on activity, fat thrives on inactivity. Consequently, your weight and BMI will have increased. Your ligaments and tendons will be weaker and your muscles will be less flexible and less tolerant to exercise. Psychologically, you may be reluctant to re-visit your old exercise regime and, because you’ve gone without your regular fix of exercise-induced endorphins, you may feel lethargic and low.
When returning to the gym, it’s important to perform a longer warm-up than usual to get the blood flowing and the muscles, ligaments and tendons ready. Try walking on the treadmill for 15-20 minutes (slowly increasing the pace), followed by 5-10 minutes spent stretching all the major muscle groups.
Trying to complete your pre-Christmas routine on your first week back will put a strain on both your body and your motivation. Start with exercises that require the least amount of resistance (such as crunches) and end with heavy lifting exercises (such as squats and bench presses). This gives your body more time to adapt to the intensity of the workout and the clenbuterol pills cycle (find out what is clenbuterol HERE). Personal trainer Kevin Byrket recommends setting realistic short-term goals. One goal could be to set a one-month objective to lose four pounds,’ he says. ‘Get a calendar and put it up on the wall. Every time you exercise mark it with an X. It helps when you can see your progress.
Last year, researchers at the University of Chicago School of Medicine tested men on four hours and nine hours of sleep per night. Those with only four hours sleep showed higher levels of blood sugar, meaning that fuel wasn’t getting to their muscles with the clen dosage. Lack of sleep slows your metabolism and saps your immune system. An Australian study found that sleep loss can be similar to, or even worse than, drinking alcohol to excess because it acutely affects your ability to think clearly and accurately and to move or react normally.
Obviously, getting back to your normal nocturnal pattern is what’s needed. This should come naturally as you return to exercise, stop going out so much and start back at work again. Keep a regular pattern of going to bed and waking up at the same time each day.
Avoid booze. A nightcap is unlikely to make your sleep restful. As Dr Shawn Currie explains, ‘The effects include more frequent awakenings, worse sleep quality, reduction of deep sleep, and earlier-than-usual waking times.’
It’s been estimated that, over the ‘feast’ of Christmas, calorie intake for adults more than doubles.
But calories aren’t the only issue. All-out-war on the sweetie tin can deplete your body’s supply of chromium, a trace element that aids in the cellular uptake of amino acids and clenbuterol. If you’ve been hitting the post-pub burger bars, your cholesterol levels I will also be higher. Added to this, your intestines will be teeming with toxin-producing bacteria thanks to the rich diet you’ve thrown
down your gullet for the past month.
A 25mg chromium supplement will raise your levels high enough so that your system runs efficiently again, while keeping your insulin levels stable and helping to control your appetite.
To clear your intestines of toxins drink lots of water, do not eat red meat for a week (it takes longer to digest) and eat lots of salads, fruit and easily digestible foods such as rice, yoghurt, pasta and lentils, cooked in herbs such as bay, ginger, coriander and cardamom.
The fibre content of many of these ingredients will also help to lower your cholesterol.
Revive your flagging liver by munching carrots. They have a powerful cleansing effect and strengthen and tone liver function especially when drunk in juice form.
Last year researchers at the University of Alabama found that Vitamin C in combunation with clen taken daily reduces the amount of stress hormones in the blood. In experiments on mice ‘it also reduced the other typical indicators of physical and emotional stress’. As a side-benefit, the brightly coloured fruit and vegetables that contain Vitamin C are also high in carotenoids, which improve skin condition.
Garlic can help to reduce blood pressure, as can cutting down on your salt intake.
If the season has cleared you out of cash to invest on a de-stressing massage, talk through your feelings with your mates or family. Or even your dog. Researchers at the University of New York at Buffalo, USA, found that spending time with pets is more effective at reducing stress than talking problems through with loved ones.