Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Simple Secret - 2 Powerful Hormones

Growth Hormone (GH) and, I am not talking the ILLEGAL kind! NATURAL - the kind we all have in our bodies! Both of these hormones are critical to both building muscle AND fat loss for both males AND females. YES women you have testosterone!!!

Growth Hormone (GH) not only helps build muscle but it also strengthens bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It also helps regulate blood sugars that are critical to reducing body fat.

Testosterone is another key hormone for muscle tone/volume/strength. It has a critical role to increase metabolism. It also improves “mood." These are just a few of the incredible roles that these two hormones play in our body.

Both of these hormones are elevated in our younger years and then taper off in our middle age and later. Therefore, it is even more critical for us to stimulate these hormones as much as possible as we age.

In order to stimulate the production of these two hormones naturally, we must use large muscle group exercises (see the earlier posting on compound moves) and heavy resistance. It is very rare to see this practiced consistently by most weight trainers. It is a hard and exhausting approach but again it has big payoffs. Leg extensions and bicep curls have their place, but nothing will stimulate and shock the whole body like squats and deadlifts (Remember that "heavy" is different for each individual.) The payoff for heavy and challenging training is an unparalleled release in anabolic hormones.

Stay tuned…………

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