Can't Gain Muscle? This Could Be Why!

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If you're working out properly for muscle growth and eating an aggressive diet but still not able to pack on size, the problem may be with your hormones.

Two hormones that promote muscle growth are testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH). Having low levels of these hormones reduces your ability to build muscle mass. 

Proper testosterone and HGH levels stimulate muscle growth when we work out and feed our muscles the proper nutrition. If our levels of these hormones are low, we don't have the proper hormonal signalling to build muscle.

Our hormones work as a system, so to improve our testosterone and HGH levels we need to ensure our other hormones are working optimally. For example, cortisol is a stress hormone, and when our cortisol levels are high our testosterone is lowered. So, if you live with chronic stress, your cortisol levels could be chronically high and your testosterone levels chronically low. You would need to address your lifestyle to reduce your stress to improve your testosterone. 

If you have excess body fat, you likely have higher leptin and estrogen levels. Leptin is stored in fat cells and estrogen correlates to body fat. High levels of leptin or estrogen means low testosterone levels.

Human growth hormone is important for growth, tissue repair and workout recovery. Low levels inhibit muscle growth and affect your sleep quality. Testosterone and HGH are both at their highest levels at night while you sleep.

Eating well, getting enough high quality sleep, maintaining healthy stress levels and exercising are all important to keep these hormones working well so you can build strong, impressive muscles. Hormones work as a system, so we need to get them balanced and thriving to increase our ability to build a powerful and efficient body.

The "Take Back Your Mojo" course will teach you how this works and help you create a personalized plan to get your hormones functioning optimally for healthy testosterone and HGH levels.




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