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Cell Expansion Protocol Explained!

By putting massive amount of stress on your tissue for an extended period of time, allows the muscle to sense this increased amount of stress and to demand for more capabilities for recovery. It consequently sends the satellite cells to help in the recovery of those stressed tissues.

Remember that this prolonged period of time under the maximal tension is not possible during the contraction!

These satellite cells actually donate extra nuclei to these stressed muscle cells in order to help muscles in the recovery and healing process. As soon as that cell has those extra nuclei, it appears to be there for the rest of the life. The amount of the stress required to employ these satellite cells is extremely high and the type of stress that, up till now, kept limited to the highly trained bodybuilders, power lifters and athletes. With Cell Expansion Protocol training method, this type of stress is easily possible for any trainer at any level. You can see various videos on World Wide Web for Cell Expansion Protocol for Chest Primer.

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How Does Cell Expansion Protocol Work?

This method known as Cell Expansion Protocol was created after following numerous hours for analyzing as well as studying the results of all most all the available studies and research that were done in the past on exercise adaptation and muscle building by Ben Pakulski.

After going through the numerous well-conducted researches, experiments and studies, the creator of this method put the whole theory into practice in an extremely controlled study to find and analyze which aspects of this whole method are most useful when applied for building substantial amounts of lean muscular mass over the long haul. This was named as The Cell Expansion Protocol or C.E.P.

Cell Expansion Protocol or C.E.P. training method is based on the combination of two familiar factors of hypertrophy. This is the most recent breakthroughs in the world of body building. It demonstrated two significant factors of hypertrophy that were previously overlooked or considered less important or relevant. Now many experts have understand how to put them together and use them to grow muscles that most of the experts in bodybuilding worlds considered to impossible.

4 Key Principles on Which Cell Expansion Protocol is Based ‘

  1. Cell Swelling
  2. Intra-Set Stretching
  3. Time Under the Tension
  4. Blood Flow Restriction

A closer look to C.E.P training method, will explain you that it will amazingly maximize the hormonal effects of your high intensity workouts, myosatellite cell differentiation and muscular growth as well.

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The Importance of Genetics On Muscle Growth, Fat Loss And Motivation To Exercise More

As they say it is just their genetics that is important for fat loss or muscle growth. However when it comes to the importance of genetics in this subject, you will be surprised to know that there is much more to the genetics or biological factors than our response to training, i.e. our motivation to exercise more!

A research discovered that genes known as helix loop helix (NHlh2) and dopamine receptor 1 (Drd1) are superior to regulate our physical activity. Only few of trainers are motivated to get at this and become active as compared to others. Various studies are discovering other genes and their role in motivation to get off the couch and become more active. Nhlh2 when experimented on mice explained that when this gene is tactically removed, it results in adult obesity as well as reduced physical activity. This creates a hypothesis that Nhlh2 is important for ability to exercise more.

Waistline and Genetics 

Obesity is a genetic problem. But, experts are still unsure on what genetics are behind obesity and have no solid answer. It isn’t as black and white as you might think. A study on identical twins females for 40 days divided into 3 phases; 7 days baselines, 28 weight reducing days with extremely low caloric diet and 5 days post weight reduction. It found a significant link between obesity and genetics. Although in separate groups both lost weight at different rates, both in same group shown same results and same metabolic efficiency.

Further study into this research took 12 pairs of twins by feeding 1000 of daily calories them for 84 days for 100 days. This equals the total of 84,000 extra calories and maintaining entirely sedentary lifestyle. The average weight gain was 8 Kg with range between 4.3 to 13.3 kg. The interesting facts were that luckiest subjects with excellent genetics stored only 40% of excess calories in their tissues, while unfortunate individuals stored 100% of calories.

Muscle Growth and Genetics 

One study shows just how vital genetics are for muscle growth (8).

In this set-up, 585 male and female subjects lifted weights for 12 weeks in a progressive fashion.

Another study took 585 men and women, who lifted weights for 3 months in progressive manner.

Some of them increased muscular cross section through jaw dropping up to 59% and increased 1 Rep Maximum by 250%. While others lost 2% muscle cross section and didn’t improve any strength at all.

Further study took 66 individual with 16 weeks progressive dynamic workouts. 26% of them passed without any considerable growth.

Overall, genetics contributes a lot in muscle growth, motivation, weight loss and the way we respond to calorie deficit or surplus and how individuals store fat.

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