Anabolic and catabolic hormones and energy balance of the male bodybuilders during the preparation for the competition.

@article{Mestu2010AnabolicAC,
  title={Anabolic and catabolic hormones and energy balance of the male bodybuilders during the preparation for the competition.},
  author={Jarek M{\"a}estu and Alon F Eliakim and Jaak J{\"u}rim{\"a}e and Ivo Valter and Toivo J{\"u}rim{\"a}e},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={1074-81}
}
The purpose of the study was to investigate simultaneous effects of energy balance, caloric intake, and the hormonal anabolic-catabolic balance in bodybuilders prior to competition. Fourteen male bodybuilders took part in an 11-week energy-restricted period to reduce body fat. The subjects were divided into the energy-restricted group (ERG) (n = 7), who were preparing for the competition, or the control group (CG) (n = 7) who continued to train regularly and did not change their dietary or… CONTINUE READING
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