Myostatin, identified as (GDF-8) is a growth-factor protein but can thwart muscle development and deteriorate physical aspects of some people. Most people don’t have this problem since they have balanced myostatin, however for those with deficiency, (which is also an atypical case) this condition enlarges muscle but lacks the potency it should entail. Here is a helpful guide for people under this condition:
Observe a healthy strength-training and calisthenics routine. Exercises like crunches, push- ups, weight- lifting, Pilates and swimming will do wonders. Underline “consistency” in performing your own scheme of work-out. The core is to develop and strengthen your muscles to their potential. Integrate your resistance training with calisthenics. The combined styles help tone down myostatin levels. If you don’t have a clue about fitness exercises, enlist yourself in a fitness club or gym.
Have a healthy diet. Protein helps produce lean muscle mass; hence, consuming large quantities of protein together with your work-out scheme increases physical power. Moreover, eating lean meat, fish, beans, nuts and lentils promote—al l of which are iron and vitamin B packed—promotes healthy muscle tissue and metabolism. Go back to the basics: eat lots of fruits and vegetables which aren’t only bountiful in vitamins C and E but are also anti-oxidants.
Visit your physician and ask for advice. Before taking any supplement for your condition, ask your doctor first. Discuss with him or her about those tablets you read about over the net. Remember, they know more about these trivial matters.
Avoid stress. Stress helps the increase cortisol and elevates myostatin activity. Help yourself when you feel stressed out. Remember that you may work- out when you are stressed out.
Sleep for more than 8 hours. Actually, sleeping for at least 10 hours benefits stress reduction and promote repair of muscle tissue. Thus, sleeping helps in balancing your myostatin level.