Use hormones to your advantage! Training for warriors portland

 

Personal Trainers in Portland and every other city in America are getting smarter and smarter when it comes to fat-loss or exercise science in general.

There is so much good information making its way from research and professional clinicians that even the personal training department at 24 hour fitness has access to solid techniques for quickly trimming the waistline of anyone who wants to get results.

Want results? Try a few other approaches! TFW Portland

Want results? Try a few other approaches! TFW Portland

 

Hormones are the underlying "gravity" (as I refer to it) of health. If you continually up-regulate the repair hormones and down-regulate stress hormones, your body will continue to let go of its excess fat and in turn take care of your skin, hair, and vital organs that constantly need repair. For the record, repair hormones include: 

  • BDNF: good for your brain
  • Growth Hormone: fat burning, muscle tone, hair, skin elasticity and texture
  • Testosterone: fat burning

To continually up-regulate these hormones, do these things daily:

  • Get 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours of sleep per day

The single most destructive thing you can do to your fat loss efforts is miss out on quality sleep, because sleep deprivation drives away the fat burning growth hormone.

  • Do High Intensity Interval Training

Aside from the fact that research shows that 3 HIIT workouts are as effective as 5 long cardio sessions (which means you can save hours each week on the treadmill), HIIT also encourages the production of testosterone and Growth Hormone.

  • Eat right before bed

Controversial, crazy or crazy AWESOME?!? Studies have shown that eating before bed can increase GH levels by as much as 2,000 percent. Wild. Plus, I sleep very well on food, so I loved the idea of testing this one out.