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HGH, HIIT, Sleep and Fasting

 


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WANT TO GET LEANER?

WANT TO HEAL FASTER?

WANT TO BUILD MUSCLE FASTER?

All of the above are things we truly, secretly want whether we have the guts to say it out loud or not.

Even those women wanting that waify look should take heed to the third statement “want to build muscle faster” – there is a direct relationship between amount of muscle mass a person has and mortality.

Below are a few good and super short reads on why your sport is not only fantastic at building unparalleled work capacity and fitness, and but also is one of the best at building lean muscle tissue and burning fat.

HGH (human growth hormone), among other hormones, is one we want to maximize and ensure our bodies get a proper dose of AT THE RIGHT TIMES. Super high focus on “at the right times”. From burning fat to tissue repair…to our general health (which should be our overall biggest priority before anything else) there are magnificent things about how our bodies work that allow to have optimal health and function well.

One of them is tailoring your activity to help your body produce HGH. High intensity interval training (CrossFit) and lifting heavy loads (CrossFit) are both well documented and proven ways to help your body elevate the level of HGH your body can and will produce.

Another way is allowing HGH to do it’s thing overnight. I recall at the Poliquin Biosignature Course I took years ago, that Poliquin was hot on the topic of not eating late at night, and keep fat levels in the diet low in the last meal of the day, and carbs a little higher to allow Serotonin to do it’s job in helping us sleep well.  Sleeping well and allowing our bodies to enter a fasted state is one of the reasons we caution in advising our athletes to follow the old “bodybuilding lifestyle” of doing casein protein before bed or eating so regularly into the evening that you’re never in a fasted state.  HGH is produced and functions well in the absence of insulin…so on low blood sugar or in a fasted state.   Overnight is the perfect opportunity and allows your body to perform this ancestral function naturally.  We can, and do, however, “eff” that naturally occurring trait up by strategizing to eat late at night to “preserve lean muscle mass”. We actually might be working against our bodies natural processes.   Humans didn’t eat on an every two hour schedule in our history, and we were less disease  ridden…is there a connection?

Laying off the late night eating and using the overnight period as a true fast that your body needs to clear damaged cells and produce the hormones it needs for health and longevity is a good idea.  And in addition to CrossFit, a smart way to build a rock solid body!

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Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160422080059.htm

https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2318-13-74 (study in older Americans)

 

 

 

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