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Testicular cancer survivor having trouble making gains

Chris Brommund 2 years ago in Other updated by andy 2 years ago 2

I'm a 14yr stage 4 testicular cancer survivor having problems making gains. My diet is clean and I make sure I get enough protein, carbs, and healthy fats(try to anyway). I have low T and cortisol issues that I have a Dr  appt for on June 16. I had half my right lung removed because the cancer had spread and my Dr wants me doing cardio for 30 mins 5 days a week. Is it at all possible to put on lean muscle while stil pushing myself as hard as I possibly can and having to do this much cardio? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks Marc.

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andy 2 years ago

It is possible, and you can gain lean mass with hours of cardio a day IF you eat enough to compensate for the cardio caloric burn.

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How Much Sleep?

zboxer76 2 years ago in Other updated by Marc Lobliner 2 years ago 1

How much sleep do you believe is adequate for muscle recovery and what is your opinion on sleep supplements such as ZMA and Melatonin? Are you working on any upcoming products?

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Close Family Member Gaining Weight - How To Approach

Anthony 2 years ago in Other updated by andy 2 years ago 3

I have a younger sister who is getting to the point with her weight gain, that loose skin will be an issue if she decides to ever loose the weight. I've kept it to myself but don't want to see her go past this point of no return if that makes sense. How would you recommend approaching close family members who are headed down an unhealthy path. Or do you?

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Marc Lobliner 2 years ago

You can approach it by offering to help and train with her BUT she needs to want to do it. If she is irresponsive, don't nag her

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andy 2 years ago

Do your best but you might need TRT. Make sure diet is on point and you're training as hard as medically possible

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Adequate Sleep

Randi 2 years ago in Other updated by andy 2 years ago 2

How many hours of sleep do you believe is optimal per night for muscle recovery? Also do you believe in taking supplements to help with sleep such as ZMA or Melatonin? 

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andy 2 years ago

Sleep is essential for everything, mental and physical performance! 


ZMA in my opinion is a waste if you have a good diet and take a multi and melatonin can help. Keep an eye open for the new MTS Nutrition Machine Sleep Aid coming soon!


Amount of sleep needed is individual, but generally 6-9 hours.

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Calves!??

Josee 2 years ago in Other updated by Marc Lobliner 2 years ago 1

As a teen i skated miles every day going from city to city .. always pushing with my left leg now i have  two significantly different calve sizes my right leg is way behind. Should i train only my right calve or both ?

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Massage Therapy

Rick 2 years ago in Other updated by andy 2 years ago 2

Marc,

     What are your thoughts on Sports Massage Therapy during contest prep and in general?  Is it worth the investment?  Would you personally recommend anything in its place?

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andy 2 years ago

I love it--improves blood flow, works out fascia since it is malleable, and is relaxing. I highly recommend it 1-2x a month as often as you can afford

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Hip flexibility

nowicki2005 2 years ago in Other updated by andy 2 years ago 2

Giving that you have an athletic background and that your kids are in athletics, and then seeing as how many people have jobs where they sit all day, I've found that my hips are always incredibly tight. I believe it has a lot of reason for my decline in my althetic ability specifically my top end speed and vertical. What are some of the best stretches for your hips or that you have your have your kids do to increase their flexibility range? 

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andy 2 years ago

SQUATS are number 1 but try these movements!

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College Major

Mike 2 years ago in Other updated by andy 2 years ago 2

How much does a specific college major matter for founding / owning your own business. What did you major in and did it help you in your entrepreneurship path you took today?

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andy 2 years ago

There are none, you just need to KNOW your business. Experience over all. University is pretty useless