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Do you want to GROW muscles, or SHOW muscles?  It sounds like a trick question.  You want to GROW muscles so you can SHOW them to EVERYONE! What I mean, is, when you’re setting your fitness goals, do your phrases include: I want a bigger chest; I want big arms; I want more muscle; I want to build muscle; I want a juicy booty. FUCK YEAH! Those are great goals!  But there is a difference between working out and eating to GROW muscle, versus working out and eating to SHOW muscle (TWEET THAT SHIT!).

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Who doesn’t love an evening at a jazz club in the village?  Several years ago I visited Jules Bistro in the East Village to see a friend’s jazz combo swing the night away. At the end of the night, I decided to indulge my inner people watcher, and walk back to Penn. Hang a left at Broadway and I’d make it there eventually, right? I was in a people-watching trance until I reached the Federal Reserve and realized:

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Part 2 of a now 4-part series  (Due to the breadth of this topic, this has been made into a 4 part series instead of 3) In the first article of this series, we discussed some of the philosophical realities of why optimal breathing might be a “magic” potion when dealing with stressors. Today, I’m going to dig way deeper into the specifics of this philosophy by exploring the nervous system/brain-stress connection. First though, I’d like to make a comment or two on the idea of “optimality,” a qualification towards human anatomical commonalities and differences.