Building your Body: What to do When You Hit the Wall
So often, it happens that people complain of hitting the wall, their strength and stamina seems to have stopped increasing. These people complain that despite their increased protein intake and more workouts it just has stagnated. The reason for writing this is to help you understand what effect the above actions have on your body and how to solve the problem of stagnation.
First, we must understand that the growth of our body is a lot more complicated than just feeding yourself more protein and pumping up more iron. (“brendaherringto’s Blog”)
Hormones which hormonal receptors, glands, enzymes, cell membrane’s pH etic regulate the growth in our body.
The body’s growth works stimulation of signals that cause rejuvenation and increase of body’s tissues. The stimulus is activated by various agents like hormones, steroids etc.
Nevertheless, at times it so happens that the cell membrane’s receptors become deactivated and stops responding to these stimulating agents. This is the stage when your body growth reaches a full stop. This explanation is important to understand that to renew your growth, your body’s cell membranes require reactivation. This requires some time and some effort from your side.
Reactivation depends on your body’s ability to revitalize the receptors. Revitalization is the starting point for reactivation, and all this takes some time to begin. This process involves daily detox of your body and a changeover to a suitable diet. The diet so designed should reduce the stress on your liver to better the regulation of fat and protein breakdown.
Now, what can you do? Well, we must understand that a minor change in our diet will mean a loss of muscle and weight. Nevertheless, this is all just a temporary phase and is like taking a one-step back to move a couple forwards. After hitting the wall, everyone must go through this phase of detoxification stage, which leads to body weight and muscle loss.
What most people think is that consuming more protein everyday will help in keeping them away weight gain and eventually end up eating massive amounts of proteins every day, some to the tune of even 500gm of protein per day.
What these people do not understand is that this protein is the very reason for their stagnated body growth. This is so because excessive protein intake leads to excess of amino acids in your body and to remove those extra amino acids the body converts them into fats or carbs while forcing the liver to work overtime and straining it with toxic byproducts that protein decomposition produces.
Also, low Carbohydrate products can also severely affect the fat burning capability of your body. Chemicals like ethanol, sorbitol and glycerin are commonly found in most of these products and deteriorate the liver’s capacity to process fats and sugars.
Follow these few tips to burn fat while increasing your muscles:
- Eat more fresh fruits during the day; it helps increase the pace of the detox process.
- Eat whole foods instead of processed foods for a few days.
- Take a break from your training schedule.
- Stop eating low carb foods that contain sorbitol.
- Avoid alcohol.
- supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals
- Control your salt intake. Do not stop it completely but avoid excessive amounts. 8. Avoid all the other supplements that you might be taking previously.
I hope you find these tips helpful, and they help you to get your muscles in an even better shape than before. Understanding the basics can help you reach reliable results in muscle training.
Best Wishes, Coyalita
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