Think Muscle - Bodybuilding and Fitness

Think Muscle Newsletter #8

October 30, 2000

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Hypertrophy-Specific Training designed by Bryan Haycock MS

This is a workout that I designed after years of studying hypertrophy-specific research. I now use myself (added additional 10-20 pounds), and have used successfully to train competitive bodybuilders for some time. It is NOT designed for competitive track athletes, Powerlifters or Olympic lifters. It is designed according to research looking specifically at muscle hypertrophy, not muscle performance. This kind of training is fine to put on size during the off-season, but do not use this routine if you are a performance athlete during the competitive season.

Synthesized Fragments of Hormones Make their Debut by Elzi Volk

Synthesis of fragmented hGH and other growth factors may hold substantial promise for future medical administration of hormones without the adverse effects that are often experienced from using the intact molecules. Physicians may soon be able to prescribe an analog of hGH that alters body composition without inducing glucose intolerance. Oral administration also offers an easy and non-invasive route of administration for effective pharmacotherapy to treat obesity and diabetes. I foresee the application of this technology to other synthesized hormone and growth factor fragments as successful adjunct therapy for other diseases such as cancer. The future looks bright for new disease treatments.

About Women and "Banned substances" by Bryan Haycock MS

As many of you have heard, a female American Olympic lifter recently was awarded a gold medal in place of her silver, after the Bulgarian competitor who beat her tested positive for a "band substance". At the time of writing this I have yet to find out what exactly she tested positive for, so I will assume it was an androgen, or steroid, as most people know them by. Besides that, several of her male Olympic lifting counterparts were also disqualified for testing positive for banned substances so chances are pretty good she was "well oiled" too.