I read the post about a spanish guy, he said he had some acne on his back. When he started to do strenght workout, his acne was gone. After that, he started hypertrophy workouts again, and surprisely acne came back. During strenght workout, the muscle doesnt grow, because low repetitions are specifically for this type of trainning, 5 repetitions aprox. When gaining muscle is the objective, high repetitions is better, around 10 aprox. Lets see this graphics, sorry about the language, its in spanish:
The first images shows the growth hormone during strenght workouts. The second hypertrophy workouts. Can you see the difference?
The third image shows testosterone in strenght workouts, the fourth in hypertrophy workouts. Its higher right?
The last one is about lactic acid, i wouldnt pay to much attention to it...
About food and gainers
As this thread http://www.acne.org/...-you-have-acne/ made by moonbase, shows a new perspective about acne, everything starts in the gut as he says, inflammation in the gut means inflammation in all the body too. Obviously, acne is an inflammatory disease. Also, so much food speacially rice, oats, corn and oither grains damage the gut.
Gainers (whey protein, isolate ,etc) of different brands such as ON, Ultimate nutrition, etc are easy to digest. However, we dont know what they really put in it, different hormones maybe with glutamine, creatine and many more. This supplements might raise the insuling, which means overproduction of sebum and then acne.
If you look closely, many people in the gym has acne, it might be the high caloric diet they eat, the raised insulin, or the increase of testosterone as i explain in this topic. In my own case, I began suffering from acne when i bought my gainer, ate more carbs and did a especific hypertrophy training. Maybe the combination of all this factors lead acne and not just sweat and bacteria, more research is needed.
Thanks for reading
Edited by Chestercool, 29 November 2011 - 10:01 AM.