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.
How about doing a 5 Minute Workout?
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