October 29, 2019
👉🏽 STRENGTHENING THE BRAIN.
Neurotrophic factors (like BDNF) are molecules that protect neurons and help new neurons grow and mature (Ferris et al., 2007).
Worried about the BURN you experience when undergoing resistance exercise? Well, funnily enough, LACTATE is a known stimulator of BDNF production!
😍SUSTAINED ELEVATIONS IN MOOD:
Exercise is a known psychoactive drug. As with ALL drugs, dosing is extremely important to perfect. There are known elevations in serum β-endorphins and endocannabinoids following weight training (Galdino et al., 2014).
Extremely exhaustive, excessive exercise, can lead to depletion of dopamine, norepinephrine and adrenaline, leading to exhaustion, low motivation and low drive.
⚡️MAKES DOPAMINE MORE EFFICIENT:
There are many dopamine receptors found in the body and brain. A deficit in striatal D2/D3 dopamine receptor binding is a common feature across substance use disorders. Hypofunction of the striatal dopaminergic system occurs during abstinence from stimulant use and is associated with anhedonia, negative affect, and drug craving. Weight training has been shown to modulate these receptor sites (Robertson et al., 2016).
There is growing evidence that resistance training induces substantial brain changes which contribute to improved cognitive functions.
💡HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER WEIGHT TRAINING?
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