๐Ÿ’ช How Anxiety Causes Muscle Loss & Fat Gain – Hard Gainers Must SEE


Hi, it’s Dr Sam Robbins, I get a lot of guys asking how they can gain
muscle and/or lose fat. They’ll say they’re “hard gainers”
and thus, have a very hard time gaining any muscle. Then they tell me they’ve tried everything
and nothing works. For example, they’ll eat more food and they
do gain weight, but it ends up being mostly fat. Or they are exercising too much and they cut
back, to allow more recovery and let the muscle grow, but the end up again, getting fatter
with very little muscle growth. They’ll try heavy weights, light weights,
low or high reps and all sorts of different workouts trying to gain muscle, but nothing
seems to ever work. Or if it does, it’s temporary and something
stressful happens in their life and they quickly lose all the newly gained muscle. And thus, they feel very frustrated and hopeless. They feel like giving up. Of course, there are correct ways to do all
of this and I’ll show you how in future videos, so make sure you’re subscribed to
this channel if you aren’t already. However, I totally understand and relate to
“hard gainers” because I was the same way. When I first started working out, I was 6’1”
and only weighed 145 lbs. Obviously, very light. After a year of working out, instead of gaining
weight, I actually lost 15 lbs. I only weighed 130 lbs. I was basically anorexic. I did all the wrong things and I’ll tell
you about them all in future videos, so you don’t make the same mistakes. So, I totally get it and I feel your pain. However, the good news is that after years
of trying different diets, workouts, supplements and so forth, I very slowly gained a little
bit muscle each year, to my current weight of about 205 lbs at 6’3”. Of course, that’s still not very big. I wish I had another 10 lbs of muscle. But, it’s big enough for my genetics and
the fact that I’m natural and almost 50 years old. Now, I’ll get deeper into this topic and
all that I’ve learned, in future videos. Including my workouts, diets and supplements. However, today I want to talk about a topic
that is rarely spoken about when it comes to gaining muscle and/or losing fat and that’s
– controlling stress, worry and anxiety. I’ve noticed over the years that “hard
gainers” and people who have difficulty gaining muscle and keeping it, tend to have
a lot of nervous energy. They worry more, feel more stressed, have
anxiety and aren’t very good sleepers. They’re not typically, “easy going”
people. They tend to be more Type A personalities. And, this is my own problem as well, something
I still deal with to this day. And the problem is when you have worry, anxiety
and stress, your body’s cortisol and stress hormones goes up. This eats away at your muscle and increases
body fat. At the same time, high stress hormones such
as cortisol, decrease anabolic hormones such as testosterone. So the imbalance in these two hormones alone,
causes muscle loss and fat gain at the same time. This is why some people are called, “skinny-fat”. Also, the ratio of testosterone to estrogen
changes and you become more estrogen dominant. And higher estrogen levels, cause more anxiety
and worry. Additionally, anxiety, worry and stress cause
other hormonal and chemical imbalances, such as high insulin levels and decrease neurotransmitters
such as dopamine and serotonin. When dopamine and serotonin drop, so does
your happiness, drive and emotional well-being. Ironically, there is also in increase in anxiety
because of this. So my point with all of this is that hard-gainers,
generally have more anxiety and worry more. This causes negative hormonal and chemical
changes, which causes more anxiety and worry. And all of this makes gaining muscle and losing
fat very difficult – regardless of how perfect your diet or exercise program is. So the solution here is you need to learn
to relax more. Don’t think the worst all the time. Don’t fly off the handle and freak out. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about the
future. Try to live in the moment. Have more gratitude and appreciation in your
life, instead of expectations. Try to meditate if you can or just put aside
15 minutes daily to go for a nice walk or close your eyes and clear your mind. And make sure you get better and deeper sleep. This is big game changer and will allow you
to gain more muscle and lose fat easier. And yes, this is all easier said than done. It does take time, practice and making new
habits. But it’s well worth it. You’ll look and feel better. Of course, we all need help – especially at
the beginning. Below this video in the description area,
you’ll discover a special formula I use about an hour before bed, that helps me relax. It dramatically decreases my tension, worry
and any feelings of stress and anxiety. It improves my hormones, cortisol, serotonin
and dopamine levels. And best of all, it helps me get a deeper
and better sleep. All of this translates to better recovery,
improved hormones and thus, more muscle and lower body fat. And you can use this formula any time you’re
under extra stress of have anxiety. Take a look right now while it’s fresh on
your mind, copy the same formula and let me know how it works for you. Thanks for listening and have a happy and
healthy day!