Metabolic/Endocrine: Decreased glucose tolerance (see PRECAUTIONS ), increased serum levels of low-density lipoproteins and decreased levels of high-density lipoproteins (see PRECAUTIONS , Laboratory Tests ), increased creatine and creatinine excretion, increased serum levels of creatinine phosphokinase (CPK). Reversible changes in liver function tests also occur, including increased Bromsulphalein (BSP) retention and increases in serum bilirubin , glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase ( SGOT ), and alkaline phosphatase .
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The Value of Patience
They say that patience is a virtue, and nowhere is that more true than in bodybuilding. A great physique is not built overnight. You can put on a great deal of weight in a short amount of time, but most of it will be in the form of useless, unappealing body fat. When it comes to gaining solid muscle mass, it takes time.
Many great workouts and many great meals, together with a lot of quality sleep, add up gradually into amounts of muscle that can transform an average person into a veritable Hercules. Along the way, it’s important to set small-term goals to keep you constantly moving forward. You may want to add a half-inch to your arms, three pounds of bodyweight, or 20 pounds to your squat. Each one of these becomes a few more steps forward in your long journey.
Finally, I highly recommend that you keep a written record of your workouts and meals so that you can chart your progress, as well as note trends and see what’s most effective for you. If you work hard, observe the above principles, and you’re in this for the long haul, you will one day have an exceptional physique that’s well worth the effort.