Tuesday, November 20, 2012

GH - Our Natural Youth Elixir

Growth Hormone is our youth elixir. The pituitary gland secretes it naturally for us under the proper conditions. GH is highly anabolic to muscle tissue and catabolic to fat.

So how do we optimize the production and use of this wonderful anti-aging elixir?

Here are three ways to ensure maximum secretion of GH.

- Maintain low blood insulin levels through proper nutrition.

- GH is released during REM sleep. Try to ensure a good deep sleep each night. REM is generally experienced several times each night.

 - Short bursts of high intensity training such as hill sprints, intervals, or high intensity progressive resistance training with adequate recovery time between sessions work best.
Quality over quantity, longer workouts are counter productive in relation to GH release.