Posted By ProjectAD on January 29, 2015
In Part 1 of our article series into sleep deprivation, we were able to analyse how even a short reduction in REM sleep was able to effectively thrash testosterone levels significantly, leading to poorer muscular gains, sexual activity and even less fat loss.
We countered this point by not only suggesting an immediate implementation of BullDoze to combat these disturbing findings immediately, and to enhance REM sleep so that we can resume gaining muscle at an appropriate rate.
Today, we’re going to look at some of the other ill-effects of sleep deprivation, and how they can effect your physique and overall well-being.
Nutrient Partitioning: This is a common term used to describe how bodybuilders and athletes distribute ingested nutrients throughout their body’s. An individual with good nutrient partitioning will shuttle nutrients towards protein synthesis (muscle building), as well as the effective storage of glycogen in muscles.
It’s no surprise to see several studies conclusively saying that even short term sleep deprivation leads to an enhanced rate of fat gain, as well as the body shutting off mechanisms able to blunt fat burning by up to 30%!
Insulin sensitivity: Studies conducted over the course of three weeks show that healthy adults have enhanced insulin resistance, as well as being more prone to metabolic syndrome and hypertension.
Insulin sensitivity is closely tied to nutrient partitioning, and it’s also where a supplement such as Matador can work wonders to correct. Ever thought you gain too much fat and not enough muscle, despite being reasonably good on your diet? You probably have poor nutrient partitioning / insulin sensitivity.
Cognitive Performance: Not only does a prolonged reduction of sleep result in increased levels of depression, it also lowers cognitive performance with prevalent aspects being harmed including problem solving and creativity.
Immune System: Lack of sleep damages your body’s ability to fight back against illness and diseases, the most crucial defensive mechanisms necessary for survival.
Supplementing with InvinciBull can effectively safeguard you against this aspect.
Cortisol: Perhaps invariably, sleep deprivation leads to an increase in the body’s secretion of cortisol, a catabolic hormone released during periods of stress. Excessive levels of cortisol are a common enemy of bodybuilders and athletes, and will wreak havoc across all areas of physique and performance.
Fighting Back Against the Enemies
Obviously, we’re not going to leave you hanging without the solutions to any of these problems! And while BullDoze is the first port of call to rectify the sleeping issue, here’s a few additional options you may wish to consider if you’re intent on really taking your gains to the next level:
For Nutrient Partitioning: Matador & TauroTest (ShredaBull is cutting)
For Insulin Sensitivity: Matador, ShredaBull & TauroTest
For Cognitive Performance: Shredabull
For the Immune System: InvinciBull & Grazed
For Cortisol: Grazed, InvinciBull & either Bullk or TauroTest V2.
Posted By ProjectAD on January 29, 2015
Here at AD headquarters, we’re proud of telling our customers to “Dream Big”.
Unfortunately, for many of you guys, getting jacked and shifting tons of poundage continues to remain a pipe dream. Are we contradicting ourselves?
The sad reality lies in a simple truth that’s so easy to rectify, yet so grossly ignored by many of us in the iron game. We are still not getting enough sleep.
This begs two questions: A) What are the adverse effects of sleep deprivation on body composition and performance? B) How much sleep per night do I need to rectify this?
Today we’re going to take an in depth look at both of these.
The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Testosterone
You probably know by now that testosterone is the king of the sex hormones. Not only is it the king of those, it’s also the key catalyst for muscular growth. Without testosterone, it’s like trying to drive a car with no juice in the tank: it won’t start. And this is exactly the dilemma so many of people in modern society are facing today.
A 2011 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) studied a group of 10 men over the course of 1 week and monitored their testosterone levels. After 1 week of enforced sleep deprivation (5 hours per night), the group immediately produced 10-15% less testosterone on average per night.
What’s crucial to remember here is that the testosterone is replenished at night, and it seems that the lack of sleep we have is directly proportional to how much testosterone we’re able to generate.
And this study was composed over the course of 1 week; just imagine how disturbing the findings would be if they stretched it over the course of a month! It would be scary to see how much testosterone would plummet over the course of 30 days of continuous sleep deprivation. If 1 week is able to reduce our rate of muscle building by 10-15% in healthy adult males, just imagine how much potential you’re losing due to a stressful job, poor nutrition and lack of green space in your environment. One shudders to think of the consequences.
How Much Sleep Per Night Do I Need?
In the formulation of BullDoze, we consistently reiterated the fact that not only is it a supplement for Growth Hormone production and REM sleep, it was also a matrix designed to completely revamp your hormonal patterns, including assisting your flailing T-levels.
Research has proven consistently that REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) is best achieved between 7 ½ to 9 hours sleep per night in healthy individuals. BullDoze was designed first and foremost to address the deficiency of quality REM sleep the working population experiences and to reverse its catastrophic effects. Anything less can appropriately be classed as sleep deprivation and may have an adverse effect on building muscle and losing fat, just to name two of the results of sleep deprivation.
For one month, to revitalise your test levels, we want you to try this protocol:
- 3 Capsules of BullDoze 30 minutes before bed every night – lights off in the room, focusing on meditation or light reading (no electronics) to ease into sleep. Get at least 7 hours. Go to bed earlier.
- Take 2 capsules of Tauro Test in the morning, afternoon and pre-workout to combat diminished testosterone, combat elevated levels of estrogen and ‘flabbiness’ due to sleep deprivation and enhance muscle building hormones.
If you’re not amazed at the results in 1 month due to these subtle changes in supplementation, then come back and leave us a comment on this article and tell us we were wrong.
Sometimes you have to take decisive action over areas where your performance is poor. Now that you know the cold hard facts, are you going to continue pretending sleep deprivation isn’t an issue in your life?
We know which side of the fence we’re sitting on – and it’s armor plated with BullDoze & TauroTest.