Being a 64 yr. old lady trying to get out of the obese range, I stumbled upon this technique.
I read Dr. Mercola's articles-not always believing him--and he has been praising this technique especially for older people. Here is an excerpt:
"The other exciting benefit of Peak 8-style exercises is its ability to naturally increase your body's production of human growth hormone (HGH), which also plays a significant role in the aging process.
I recently ran an interview with fitness expert Phil Campbell, in which he further expounds on this important topic. Campbell is the author of the book Ready Set Go, which explains how exercises that engage your super-fast muscle fibers can increase your HGH levels, and I had the great pleasure of meeting him at a fitness camp in Cancun, Mexico, earlier this year.
He taught me how to apply this high-intensity exercise technique, which I termed Peak 8, and it has literally transformed my physique and physical health the way no other form of exercise ever has!
We call it Peak 8 because if you graph your heart rate, you will see that it peaks eight times during the workout. (A sample chart of my heart rate is below.)This technique is exponentially superior to regular cardio workouts and you're doing yourself a great disservice if you ignore it."
Has anyone tried this technique or at least heard about it? On his website there are videos of him doing this I think for a 10 minute segment- high intensity biking/rest and repeat till 10 min. are up.
It felt like I was not moving, but I guess I was. Even turtles eventually move from place to place. chris
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