The epic war movie â€œ300â€ jacked up the occupancy rates of every gym across the country, impartially Crossfit gyms, as all of us guys dreamed of owning a set of washboard abs like the warriors from the film.
It’s hard to compete with ripped and shredded ancient soldiers!
But thereâ€™s some sort of irony that this movie about a Spartan king who leads his army of 300 soldiers into battle against the invading Persian army, shows the defenders as being so big and buff.
You see, the Spartans were Greek and the Greeks are credited with the origin of the word hormone, from their word â€œhormanâ€, meaning â€œto stir up or exciteâ€, the very thing that they worked so hard to master to become such great athletes and warriors.
So as my own tribute to this killer movie, this article is dedicated to these formidable warriors who have inspired men everywhere to chisel out a â€œSpartan-likeâ€ physique able to fend off attackers anywhere.
Naturally mastering your bodyâ€™s growth hormone, GH levels
- add more muscle
- burn more fat
In fact, if your goal is to lose fat and build muscle, itâ€™s absolutely critical to pay close attention to your efforts to maximize your production of this powerful chemical in your body.
Released from your pituitary gland, growth hormone production peaks around puberty, and then slowly fades away as we age and plays a key role in the maintenance of muscle, bone mass and the balance of body fat.
This chemical is so powerful that even WITHOUT following an exercise program and healthy diet, it can build muscle and burn fat!
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that a small group of elderly men, aged 61 to 81 who were given injected GH treatment showed an increase in both muscle and bone mass…
AND reduced body fat at the same time.
Now, injected GH therapy does have its down sides…
- joint and muscle pain can eventually occur from artificial stimulation
- once you stop taking it, all benefits go bye-bye
However, if done correctly…
research has shown that naturally stimulating growth hormone can pay off with big dividends in a short period of time.
University study from Denmark found:
9-week program designed to naturally stimulate GH release resulted in strength gains 300% over normal increases
Adding to that, men following the program increase arm strength by a whopping 37% compared with only 9% by the â€œcontrol groupâ€ who only followed a â€œnon-GH-stimulationâ€ program.
these GH increases were activated not by injected hormone…
completely natural means
Hormone-focused training WORKS!
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So to help you get started at mastering your own growth hormone factory, here are some of the key elements you need to apply to your workouts:
Natural Growth Hormone And YOUR Training Program
Exercise intensity is key when it comes to activating a GH response in your body. You want your workouts to be rather fast and furious, keeping total workout time no greater than 60 minutes. After that, you start to see a rapid decline in hormone response in the body.
You have a lot of work to do in just 60 minutes so in order to maximize your time in the gym, stick to â€œsupersetsâ€ for your exercises and keep your rest periods to a minimum (about 60-90 seconds between sets). A superset involves going straight from exercise 1 to exercise 2 without resting or with minimal rest in between. Once youâ€™ve completed both exercises, you will take a short break (remember…â€shortâ€ means just 60-90 seconds!) and go back to exercise 1 again to hit the next superset.
Keep your repetition count high (around 8-12 repetitions per set). This will help activate a lactic acid response in your muscles and lactic acid in turn activates the release of growth hormone. Youâ€™re going for the â€œburnâ€ in this program!
Be sure to pause and squeeze your targeted muscle at the peak contraction point (for bicep curls as an example, this would be in the â€œupâ€ position).
This will really activate the lactic acid response as well as make sure youâ€™re hitting deep into your muscle fibers.
Once youâ€™re done with your workout, save about 5 minutes at the end for â€œsprint trainingâ€…
Researchers from Loughborough University have shown that a group of athletes who conducted a short series of 30-second sprints reached growth hormone levels 25 TIMES their resting levels approximately 30 minutes after training.
So at the end of your workout, do three to six 30-second sprints on your gymâ€™s track or on the road to finish off the day and set yourself up for peak GH output.