Tag: Body

How Does Coming Off Steroids Affect Cortisol And Estrogen Levels? | Straight Facts

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While not condoned by the IFBB – it’s common knowledge that many bodybuilders (pro or otherwise) utilize steroids in order to reach the freaky size that spectators find so exciting. But after all the hard work while using steroids, what happens to your body after you stop taking the drug? Do all of your gains instantly disappear? The short answer is in a sense… yes. In this week’s episode of Straight Facts Jerry Brainum answers ….  Read More

Can Nitric Oxide Damage Your Body Before A Workout? | Straight Facts With Jerry Brainum

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Can high levels of nitric oxide damage your body, specifically the testes? Jerry Brainum gives you the Straight Facts. These days there’s tons of information out on the internet and magazines – making it nearly impossible to be uninformed when it comes to bodybuilding, dieting, and fitness. But what about those very specific questions? The ones that don’t have an instant “google-able” result and might even require hours of research you just don’t have the ….  Read More

The Biggest Reasons You Are Not Losing Body Fat | Straight Facts

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Even though losing fat in theory is easy – burn more calories than you consume and you’ll lose weight. But the problem is often times this isn’t enough. People still have trouble with stubborn fatty areas. The truth of the matter is the body is very complex causing you to hold onto fat. Jerry Brainum breaks down all of these variables to show you the best ways to lose fat. He comes at it from ….  Read More

How Intestinal Bacteria Can Be Secretly Making You Fat | Straight Facts

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Bodybuilders and fitness advocates need to pay very close attention to every aspect of their body. And while bodybuilders are very disciplined about their diets, their training, and their overall lifestyle in order to build the best physique possible… they can be largely missing out on one particular aspect of the body – the intestines. Known as the intestinal microbiome – the thousands of bacteria that live in your intestines and colon have a large ….  Read More