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Flood Your Body With This "Fitness Hormone" in Just 20 Minutes!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I've made another adjustment to my exercise routine. After studying Dr. Mercola's Peak 8 Exercise Video on his site and listening to Phil Campbell, who wrote Ready Set Go, explain the reasons behind it, I decided to just do Peak 8 on the erg two times a week for a total of 20 minutes on Monday and Thursday and do alternating strength training exercises on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for 20-30 minutes depending upon the length of the A or B routine. Apparently, long distance aerobic exercise causes the super fast twitch muscles to atrophy and short interval, super intense (30 seconds) causes the super fast twitch to grow and for your body to produce the "Fitness Hormone", Human Growth Hormone (HGH). So the results of this should be a loss of body fat, an increase in muscle strength and endurance, and faster times in the 2000 meter sprints. I look forward to seeing if this change works for me and the results should be showing up on my weight graph soon. Yesterday was my first day of just doing Peak 8 erging only for 20 minutes (3 minute warm-up, 30 seconds of as fast as I can row, 90 seconds of slow rowing repeated for a total of 8 intense periods of 30 seconds, and ending with a 2 1/2 minutes cool down row and followed by stretching.)

http://fitness.mercola.com/s
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JUNEPA 4/26/2011 1:07AM

    I like this. Dr Mirkin also says you must exercise as hard as you can to muscle soreness, then repeat in 2-3 days when the soreness is gone if you want to get faster. I devised my own speed training when I was getting ready for my erg competition in February. I had to work up to be getting faster and be able to last the whole 2k. I like the structure of these workouts, they are shorter intervals, but if I do them steadily in these months, I can improve my speed for next year's competition at a very manageable rate now. I have been erging in patches lately but do want to get more consistent in my workouts. Love your treasure trove of information

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