Growth Hormone Secretions are TIME DEPENDENT

Anabolic hormones are key for building tissue of the body. As we age our anabolic hormones decline. However, depending on your activity level and acquired aging habits we can reduce the decline. If you know how to train correctly you can maximize the release of growth hormone. Growth hormone is one of the powerful anabolic hormones that helps with the production of testosterone and other key hormones to help build muscle. To metabolize off excess fat anabolic hormones must remain high in the bloodstream. When muscle cells are activated they become heated systems that burn off fat and sugar. This process is initiated by the release of growth hormone. When anabolic hormone levels drop too much, fat and sugar metabolism turn off.

Growth hormone levels are time dependent. What this means is that our body has a certain amount of time that the body releases growth hormone once we begin to exercise. If the body goes beyond a normal range of intensity and duration growth hormone levels deplete. When growth hormone depletes to low levels then the release of cortisol is increased. Cortisol is an inhibitory hormone that shuts off cellular metabolism. This is not favorable when we are trying to build muscle tissue.

As we age we want to keep growth hormone levels as high as we can keep them. This is the key to staying young. This is why you have heard about athletes and actors taking growth hormone. It is known as the “fountain of youth.” Though it may seem like the cure for aging it isn’t that simple. Growth hormone must be accompanied by other influencing factors and if a person were to take growth hormone injections without taking in all the other co-factors then serious side effects can develop. So taking injectable growth hormone is not the answer. Learning how to maintain and manufacture growth hormone within your own body naturally is the safest way to go.

Growth hormone is released in different ways. 1. Warm-up, 2, Endurance, 3. Heavy Resistance, 4. Fear.    Knowing how many sets, reps, etc.. is important for taking advantage of your own natural growth hormone levels. I see too many people exercising for too long, or doing too many exercises for each body, overtraining, running on a treadmill for an hour followed by weight training for an hour (ridiculous), doing way too many ab exercises, doing leg raises to train abs.

What I do with each of my clients is teach them the appropriate amount of sets, reps and exercises to maximize their own hromone levels. I don’t promote anyone working out for more than 30-40 minutes. Anything more than that I consider a waste of time and a cause for anabolic hormone depletion. I work out for 20-30 minutes five days a week and make substantial gains all the time. The difference between me and a steroid user is that the steroid user can train hard in the morning and then again in the afternoon. They can workout for 1-3 hours a day because they are injecting hormones into their body that would normally be depleted naturally from high intense exercise. I need more rest than the steroid user, however, I have the same muscle definition as a steroid user. We both have the same result but my way is much safer and natural without any side effects. Steroid users just don’t know how to correctly to get the results they desire so they have to cheat to get it done.

So, the bottom line is train intense but keep it short. 30 minutes is all you really need. If you don’t think that you can get a complete workout in 30 minutes then I challenge anyone of you to come see me and I will make sure that you won’t leave my gym dissatisfied. Matter of fact I will give you your money back if you don’t think you got a good enough workout in 30 minutes. It’s all about knowing how to control the inner physiology of the cells to produce the greatest result. That is what I do for people. I give them what they want–RESULTS!!!!

Here is a list of other benefits of growth hormone:

• Increases calcium retention, and strengthens and increases the mineralization of bone

• Increases muscle mass through sarcomere hyperplasia

• Promotes lipolysis

• Increases protein synthesis

• Stimulates the growth of all internal organs excluding the brain

• Plays a role in fuel homeostasis

• Reduces liver uptake of glucose

• Promotes gluconeogenesis in the liver

• Contributes to the maintenance and function of pancreatic islets

• Stimulates the immune system

Daryl Conant, M.Ed

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