Insulin Manifesto Series

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about insulin, and more! Manipulating insulin may very well be the number one component of creating an anabolic environment within your body, and packing on muscle while shedding unwanted body fat.

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin spikes and manipulation are key for altering your body composition

Insulin spikes and manipulation are key for altering your body composition (click to enlarge).

When most people hear about insulin, they immediately think about diabetes. Duly noted! Insulin is not only something that diabetics need to monitor and / or inject to stay alive. Insulin is something every single human being needs to have in check! What is insulin? Easy – insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas, and this hormone allows glucose to enter muscle cells and in turn, be used for energy. Insulin is one of the most important hormones that your body produces. Think about it – every time you eat a carbohydrate, your body immediately releases insulin to stabilize your blood sugar. The insulin is released so that your body’s blood sugar does not drop too low, or raise too high. By definition, the main purpose of insulin is to allow glucose to travel to, and arrive to, your muscle cells properly. When the insulin gets to the cells, it used for muscular energy and function. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin sensitivity is important for altering your body composition

Insulin sensitivity is important for altering your body composition

In our previous article, The Insulin Manifesto – Spike, we discussed the beauty of insulin spikes. Here in this piece, we are going to discuss how to increase your insulin sensitivity, so as to turn your body into an anabolic, muscle building machine!

Gone Liftin’ came across a damn good article from T-Nation.com, called 6 Strategies for Improved Insulin Sensitivity. In T-Nation’s piece, the author, Clay Hyght lists and discusses 6 good strategies for increasing your body’s insulin sensitivity, in order to create an environment in which your body is better primed for building muscle and altering its composition. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin sensitivity must be looked at closely if optimal muscle growth is what you're after...

Insulin sensitivity must be looked at closely if optimal muscle growth is what you’re after…

Well, you made it here from Part 1, but hopefully you also read over The Insulin Manifesto – Spike, as well!

Messing with insulin is crucial. No components should be overlooked, and all the material we discuss here and in our other insulin articles should be read and understood to full capacity! Let’s finish this bad boy up with listing the remaining nutrients / strategies for increasing insulin sensitivityContinue Reading…