The Human Growth Hormone plays a major role in tissue repair, muscle growth, metabolism, brain function, energy, and decreasing fat stores. Once you turn 30 years old, your Human Growth Hormone levels drop dramatically. High intensity interval training helps increase this hormone naturally. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep, because this is when your body produces your human growth hormone!

With high intensity interval training twice a week, you may benefit from:

  • Lower body fat
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Firmer skin and reduced wrinkles
  • Boost in energy and sexual desire
  • Improved athletic speed and performance

We call it HGH Cardio! It’s 30 seconds of high intensity exercises mixed with 90 seconds of recovery for 8 intervals. Add in a 3 minute warm-up and a 2 minute cool down and you have a 20 minute highly effective cardio workout making you a fat burning machine all day long! If you are new to exercise, make sure you start off slowly. Walk fast during the 30 second intervals, then walk slow  to recover 100%. you only need to do a couple intervals when you first start out. Give your body time to adjust and strengthen your connective tissues. If you are more advanced, try to get to 8 intervals and make sure you push yourself to the point where you can’t go for 2 or 3 more seconds on the high intensity exercise. Make sure you recover 100% between intervals. Take as long as you need to recover. It usually takes between 90 and 120 seconds to recover 100%. There are many ways to do high intensity interval training. You can try high intensity interval training on an elliptical, recumbent bike, treadmill, or doing plyometrics and other dynamic movements that work your fast twitch muscles such as pushups or mountain climbers.

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Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor and have it cleared before beginning any new exercise or diet program.  I am not a doctor or registered dietician, my blog is opinion based and I do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any cause, condition or disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not medical advice and has not been approved by the FTC or FDA. Please always communicate with your doctor to make any decisions or changes regarding your health, as your doctor is the only one who knows what is right for you.

About The Author

Working as a personal trainer and group fitness/ Pilates instructor in Los Angeles has been a dream come true. With 20 years of dance background, and graduating from college as captain of my dance team ranked #1 in the country, I was inspired to get into Fitness as a career and moved on my own from Maryland to California. I now have more than a decade of experience in fitness and a strong list of qualifications and certifications. I’m an NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Primal/ Paleo/ Ancestral Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Fitness Expert) and Certified in Classical-Progressive Pilates Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Mat from Pilates Sports Center. I’m also certified in several barre workouts, pre and postnatal fitness, and a specialist in Heart Rate Performance. I’ve helped people of all ages and levels, including Hollywood celebrities, pre and post-natal mommies, and pro athletes reach their health and fitness goals. I love to teach a challenging, fun, intense workout while I focus a lot on form and mind/ body connection. I’m confident that you and I will make a great team!

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