The Secrets of Estrogen and Bodybuilding!?

Dr. Tony Huge and Akaash discuss Estrogen in bodybuilding, how it fits in the ‘Anabolic Matrix’, what happens when its too high/low and the optimal range for fat loss vs muscle building.

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[00:00:00] The secrets of estrogen and body building. [00:00:02][2.1] [00:00:02] My friends of freedom are making this video specifically for you. Those of you there are seeing this are the first ones to see this video before anybody else. This is a very important topic about estrogen and where it fits into the anabolic matrix what happens when estrogen is too high. What happens when it's too low. The optimal estrogen range for fat loss versus the optimal estrogen range for body building and building muscle. Let me get you closer to the white board here guys and let's get closer here so I can show you some things first. [00:00:30][27.7] [00:00:31] We don't want to get rid of estrogen completely because there's some health benefits cardiovascular health bone health fertility and nitric oxide which is also bodybuilding health benefit and also impacts heart health for bodybuilding benefiting muscle building for estrogen. It helps with volume ization which is part of the anabolic matrix all these are different growth pathways are contributing factors to growth that work in a synergy volume ization by increasing astrovan causes strength gain. Nutrient delivery. And facial stretching. All of which help build muscle make us look and feel fuller and then also Estrogen helps in the development and activation of new muscle cells or upgrading recurrent current muscle cells so actually directly building muscle the estrogen also combined with HGH and insulin to make IGF which is possibly the most powerful muscle building hormone in estrogen also helps with glycogen retention. How much carbohydrates how much glycogen you can fit in the muscle which also massively increases your performance and therefore also your ability to gain muscle but you also cautioned coaches I've coached a lot of people and I've done a lot of experiments. [00:01:45][73.8] [00:01:46] We have a ton of experience with estrogen what happens of course when you have your athletes cut out their Astro general lower their estrogen completely. First of all how do you cause them before a body building competition dropped the restaurant. [00:01:59][12.8] [00:01:59] I'm really just let results the easiest way to go on especially three to that you know 70s out show but prior to that you know just exam the stain and a straws all things of that nature. But you know to piggyback off Toni's question when you're restrooms like that little a lot of people freak out. I want to emphasize that you can crash fresh in zero that out for like three to five days and you know it's not the healthiest thing in the world the pre contests the benefits of just you know getting super dry zero water retention. Yes you're not going to build any muscle but who cares. And that point is just to get as friends as possible so for three to five days the body can come back from that guys. It's these durations of length and you know frankly people unintentionally crashing the decision or leaving it too high that's actually the problem. [00:02:40][40.7] [00:02:41] Don't be afraid of crashing issues and to make sure you know if you're doing so crashing estrogen to zero is going to cause flat muscles which for a bodybuilding competition you know that there's some benefit and have some estrogen because it helps muscle fullness but at the same time the estrogen holds water you have to battle so many drugs in the mix to offset that. [00:02:59][18.6] [00:02:59] You've taken into consideration to pump up everything carbs inability gain muscle if there's too little estrogen. The benefits though is it's much easier to burn fat and you lose all the water you get that dry hard. There's a benefits of estrogen being too low but estrogen being too low also means probably a low sex drive low energy low motivation makes it really hard to train as it gets closer to competition. [00:03:23][23.3] [00:03:24] Of course one of the reasons why bodybuilders get weak for a competition besides losing the water from other drugs is because their estrogen is so low and then they're taking more antibiotics. And eugenics specifically to get that strength and motivation back in the gym. Now what happens when your clients are you have taken too much estrogen Akash. [00:03:45][21.7] [00:03:46] Well I don't I don't say it now like taken too much as it hasn't failed to you imply you've never you've never taken a you actually never take indirect estrogen until I had enough that an extra so the way that you're getting estrogen is from the conversion of testosterone. That's what's happening. So when when the testosterone conversion to oxygen is just too high guy no. All right. That's the main thing that's most people end up having three main system situations are gyno acne and hair loss. [00:04:16][29.7] [00:04:17] Oh no actually that's a good one I should put that. [00:04:19][1.9] [00:04:19] Yeah well whatever I now you guys know. So yeah I put on my list gyno gaining fat. When your estrogen as high as really being fat holding water in three different places subcutaneous is underneath the skin that rested up with muscle definition but it doesn't have any health implications. But there's other types of water retention people don't see. They feel hopefully and understand that it's not healthy it's putting pressure on the body and that's water retention of the heart and the organs. So if if you see a body but as big and Puffy and holding a lot of water and you know we're talking about what side effects they're experiencing in the face potential it's the most danger they're causing to their health is probably the pressure on their organs not any of the steroids. It's probably the estrogen that's causing too high of estrogen and too much water attention also from things like growth hormone and insulin that's causing the pressure on their organs which is the worst side effect they're having not from the steroids. Some people with too much estrogen get emotional or they have low libido and they have depression. [00:05:22][63.2] [00:05:23] I don't experience that from high estrogen. I seem to feel fine on high estrogen but I do feel like total crap if my estrogen is too low. And here's some of the experiments that I've done and then we're going to talk about different acids and levels. So I've done zero estrogen before so I've experienced all these side effects of zero estrogen. I've also had 44 times the normal amount of estrogen in my body the highest estrogen rating I've ever seen on bloodwork. I see a lot of bodybuilders blood work was my blood work when I was doing an experience of really high dosages of things without taking enough aromatase inhibitors. [00:05:56][32.6] [00:05:57] And I've also done some cycles where I let my estrogen drop really low to see how much muscle liking game. And what's most notable and what made me realize how important estrogen was is when I was on a psalm cycle I was doing pretty good I was looking lean and shredded. People would have thought I was on wind strong and ever my strength was pretty good. But I thought you know let my estrogen is low and I feel like I'm plateauing a little bit. What happens if I take birth control pills. So I take birth took birth control pills and I filled out and I started gaining muscle quickly again. Then I also tried on the psalm cycle when I had crashed my estrogen to obey on Psalm cycle very long. Then I also took a deep ball and some other gear that that converted into estrogen and I noticed instantly muscle gains picked up big time like the songs by themselves were great but the Psalms plus the estrogen was magical which is why I'm not recommending you guys do this but which is why. Like running a TRT testosterone along with Psalms to me is the ultimate combination of balancing health performance fullness. Looking good all year round and that's what I do. I usually run a testosterone base of Psalms on top. [00:07:06][69.9] [00:07:07] I like that as US approach. So let's look at the estrogen range. So the average estrogen we had to look up online what average was was 27 depends on the age also. So I made here something a little bit lower than the average and something a little higher than the average because if we're bodybuilding sure being at the average level of estrogen is OK that's fine but if we're trying to get shredded that estrogen is going to make us whole a little bit of water. And it's also gonna make it a little bit harder to burn fat even at the average level. So dropping it a little bit below average should and everybody is different every every so someone might need more or less than this but dropping it below average but still. Not too low not zero should still give us a lot of these health benefits but still allow us to have some of the benefits of having lower estrogen like less water retention and making it a lot easier to burn fat. Now on the other extreme we go higher in estrogen than we might be able to build more muscle more might have more hormones to be able to combine with insulin and growth hormone to create more muscle building IGF. We might be able to Volume I as the muscles more. We might get become stronger. And what I've noticed is when I'm looking at professional body builders blood works Tony huge labs. [00:08:33][86.2] [00:08:35] I'm noticing some of these pro bodybuilders when they're bulking their estrogen levels are extremely high and I think that's one of the factors in how successful a body builders bulk is or how big these guys can get. I think the estrogen level has to go really high. It's just my experience and also when I the a few cycles that I've done had absolute magical muscle gains and one of them was when I let my estrogen go 44 times above normal and I was gaining a pound of lean body mass every single day. Water also counts as a body. [00:09:06][31.0] [00:09:06] Yeah I didn't even know that about the high estrogen. That is news to me. Doctor you've said that you know it's having an abundance of estrogen holding a puffy look while it might be unhealthy you can gain substantial amounts of muscle. [00:09:18][12.6] [00:09:19] I don't know if I'll give that a shot just because the health reasons but hey so for the so for the enhanced athlete it's always a balancing act because we're taking things that convert to estrogen like testosterone the animal or the other gear that converts estrogen. And so we want we want to balance it. If we're taking less than just normally speaking if we're taking less than 300 milligrams per week of testosterone we're not normally using an aromatase inhibitors and that will allow our estrogen to go up in the bulking range. If we were to use an aromatase inhibitor on three and a milligrams of testosterone then we'd be and right here in this range and other another critical thing about estrogen actually is. [00:10:03][44.3] [00:10:05] We run into the problems like acne or like muscle loss or terrible fat gain or weakness when the estrogen and testosterone are out of balance. So if we want to gain maximal muscle or burn maximal fat our testosterone always has to be much higher than our estrogen. [00:10:25][19.9] [00:10:26] So the higher our testosterone goes the more we can afford for our estrogen to go higher. So if we have if we have just normal testosterone but we start getting our estrogen up in here we're gonna destroy our physique. The key is if we're going really high on the estrogen we also have to be really high on the male. [00:10:44][18.9] [00:10:45] Andrew Johns and Anna bollocks so that we have to keep that ratio in mind. And that's a whole we could talk for hours about keeping that ratio and what happens I'll just give you one last example is when people do a PCV after their cycle. All right what happens what happens if someone does a steroid steroid cycle and crashes their testosterone and they don't do PCR to see what happened the crash what happens to your clients if they do that if they don't do any PCC they will develop gyno depression low testosterone a whole. [00:11:16][30.4] [00:11:17] Myriad of side effects not no bueno pretty much destroyed their whole life as a boy or a little acne everywhere. And it's it's not because their testosterone is low so much as their estrogen is too high in relation to their testosterone. [00:11:32][15.2] [00:11:33] So you have to keep him in relation to each other and I don't know how to I don't know how to explain all the different possible circumstances and ways to approach it and spending hours to do it so maybe in the future we'll just do another video where we take specific examples or specific questions or I'll post on the Instagram story where people can ask questions about estrogen and bodybuilding and get more specific on it. [00:11:54][20.9] [00:11:54] So what you're saying there's a ratio of estrogen let's call it right here and testosterone and say it's like you're always as male testosterone is going to be higher and let's not put a number to this but what you're saying is when one has an estrogen the let's say comes up here best make sure that's the testosterone equally still maintains that ratio of testosterone to him at all times and then as long as his ratio is maintained then getting the estrogen up to higher amounts results in rabid muscle. [00:12:23][28.1] [00:12:23] Exactly. There it is. There's the secret to bodybuilding and astrovan be swollen swell friends of freedom pioneers human evolution. [00:12:23][0.0] [725.3]

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