Hey, I know this forum is not as busy as it was in the hay days, but it's the only place I thought info. like this might be appreciated. Over the years, I let myself go, got fat, didn't train, then last fall found out I was getting insulin resistant/glucose intolerant. For the last 10 months I did heavy research on just about everything related to glucose processing. I also dropped almost all the fat (just a bit to go, lost 30's some pounds in 6 months) and really improved my insulin sensitivity. In all the reading I did, I ran across some info. that I never paid attention to, or pursued in the past. When I started understanding how it all related, it made sense to me about how many pro bodybuilders have dabbled with insulin injections to gain more muscle (dumb dumb dumb!) I thought I'd share with you guys a few interesting things about it. We know insulin shuttle glucose into our cells, and it also shuttles in amino acids. But what I didn't know / or really think about, was that... * The more insulin resistant your muscles are, the less glucose and amino's they will take it, that means less or more growth * Increasing their sensitivity will help muscle growth * I'm sure it's no coincidence, but for 24 hours after a workout (about the same time course as hypertrophy) insulin sensitivity is much better in the muscles, they pull in way more glucose and proteins. * Also, during a workout, a contracting muscle pulls in glucose AND aminos independent of insulin, their receptors open and it just goes in. To me it made me realize something, programs with a higher frequency of training, have a huge advantage, the muscles are getting that 24 hour super insulin sensitive period a lot more often. In other words, they can suck in way more proteins if training and recovery are setup for a higher training frequency. If anyone is serious enough to get a rough idea of their status, you can grab a really cheap glucose meter at Walmart for under 10 bucks and a small box of glucose strips for it for another 10, and a box of those pokey lancets for like 3 bucks. So for <25 bucks, you can test your glucose on waking and an hour after first bite of a high carb meal, and just see roughly how your body's insulin processing is working.