Bodybuilding Genetics

You inherited your genes from your parents and grandparents and this determents for up to 80% on how you look. The other 20% are determent by environment , life style and personal choices. If your parents were very tall, you are probably are very tall too. If you want to become a basketball player than you can consider yourself lucky.

Is length favorable for bodybuilding? Fact is that most pro-bodybuilders are rather small. A smaller guy looks blockier much quicker. And most tall bodybuilders have trouble putting on muscle on their legs. But we all know the exceptions. One of them is Lou Ferrigno.

Comparison of two bodybuilders: Flavio Baccianini height 147 cm (4'10") vs Lou Ferrigno height 196 cm( 6' 5"). Flavio weighing 66 kg and Lou 136 kg. Baccianini placed 13th in the 1993 Mr. Olympia which placed him just three spots down from Lou Ferrigno that year.

In August 1995 Quinn et al released a study called “Interleukin-15: a novel cytokine anabolic for skeletal muscle.”

We all know most pro-bodybuilders don’t read all the new studies, but most athletes hire people that make a living by supervising professional bodybuilders and other athletes such a tennisplayers, footballplayers, cyclists etc etc.. In bodybuilding were nutrition and supplementation is very important these people are mostly called “nutritionists.”

As Dr Larkins from Australia said: "There's a whole generation of sports science people coming through who are well trained in sports performance areas and what I call genuine areas but many, many sports and clubs have got these people.”

Well the keywords “anabolic for skeletal muscle” did ring a bell. Of course bodybuilders already worked with other interleukins, like by example IL-6. Soon several studies on Il-15 popped up, also again from Quinn in 2002 “Overexpression of interleukin-15 Induces skeletal muscle hypertrophy in vitro.” Most studies were performed on rodents in high amounts. Thus it was hard to translate results to bodybuilders and athletes dieting and training hard.

People often forget that over the years generations believe that if a beautiful era (mostly in their youth) ended, and that the time thereafter will never be as beautiful as it once was.

People also have the tendency to break time in certain limited periods. Mostly they then refer to a certain period as a closed breaking-point. One of those breaking points was the second world war. You heard older people complain that it would never be the same again. And in a certain way and for some people that will certainly be true.

Bodybuilding during many years changed too. It knew many breaking points and maybe we could say it evolved, for some people for the better and others will certainly disagree.

Surfing the internet you find many people that are yearning for the time they mostly call “Old School.”

Vascularity in bodybuilding is controversial. The term refers to the extent of superficial prominence of blood vessels, or veins, that are just below the skin’s surface. Of course, you don’t have to be a bodybuilder to show prominent vascularity. You can readily see a lot of veins on many thin people.

Selegiline (chemical name: L-Deprenyl, Brandnames: Eldepryl , Jumex, Zelapar, or veterinairy Anipryl

I believe nootropics like by example Selegiline Cabergoline and Bromocriptine are very underrated bodybuilding drugs.

The enzyme monoamine oxidase has two main forms, type A and type B. They are coded by separate genes. MAO may be inhibited with agents that act reversibly or irreversibly; and selectively or unselectively. These categories are not absolute.

MAO type-A preferentially deaminates serotonin and noradrenaline, and also non-selectively dopamine. Type B metabolises dopamine, phenylethylamine (the chocolate amphetamine) and various trace amines.

Scientists and writers for health websites now have hundreds of common and exotic foods proclaimed 'superfood', but let's for a moment at the seven above. They make clear why we have difficulty with the superfood hype. Positively to the superfood trend or superfood hype, is that they make people aware again of the value of everyday, raw and unprocessed foods. That, and not all kinds of industrial products or supplements, are the foundation of a healthy diet that you as an athlete can make progress on.

What I want you to see is that no matter of all the information in books, magazines, the discussion boards and the internet, almost all newbie bodybuilders and lifters become victims of the supplement industry. Companies like the Weiders scam millions of people and make billions of dollars a year by making innocent people in believing that their heavily advertised products can produce quality muscle and make unwanted fat disappear.

Companies like Weider, Bodybuilding.com etc selling supplements, that in fact will make no difference to your appearance at all. I’m not talking about tainted food supplements or the pro-hormones. Just watch the documentary “BIGGER STRONGER FASTER”

Clenbuterol has been used for years for its ability to shed body fat and preserve lean muscle mass. Although this is highly debated, clenbuterol has been thought to have mild anabolic properties, which is believed to be the reason for the preservation of muscle mass when dieting. Bodybuilders have used clenbuterol as a diet drug for over three decades, and until the last 10 years or so, most of the clenbuterol came from Mexico and Europe.

Gluthatione TAD 600

I was in Greece for a few days and spoke with a trainer, he told me TAD was used by many pro's to protect their liver and kidneys, improve the immune system and improve skin texture (androgenic compounds are very harsh on the skin as most will know) It also helps 

protect the hair (androgenic compounds and hair loss same story). It was a nice discussion. Most bodybuilders want to discuss topics about muscle grow, training, steroids and anti-estrogens, but taking injectable vitamin B12, Silymarin, Ketotifen, TAD, Selegiline etc is a bit unusual.

But how much we hate it, we will get older... a Muay Thai fighter once told me in the sauna, it doesn't matter if you smoke a package of cigarettes and drink a crate of beer every day when your 18, you'll have to pay your dues after your 40st year, when you are getting older. The same is true for many things that can wreck your body. Your body is your temple, and you never can get a new one. Regrets are a useless emotion. You should protect your body now!!

While most people just stick by using traditional cycles and compounds, competing athletes are trying new products. Of course the compounds that are being used change from country to country and depend on which nutritionist is advising you.

In the past I have posted some blogposts on topicals and this time I would like to examine an old French product called : Percutacrine Thyroxinique it was made by Laboratoires BESINS INTERNATIONAL and contains 10 ampoules of 2 ml with a percutaneous solution.

It was indicated for the symptomatic treatment of subcutaneous adipose tissue. Composition of the cutaneous solution. Dextrothyroxine sodium: 4 MG / 2ML

  • BENZYL SALICYLATE
  • GLYCEROL
  • ETHANOL
  • EUCALYPTUS ESSENCE
  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL
  • CAMPHOR

This French laboratory also markets other products for percutaneous absorption Percutacrine Androgenique (Andro Gel) and Progestogel and many others.