Exercise is well established by medical science as one the main ways to stimulate HGH release. That’s what we all have been taught. But not only do you need to exercise, but you need to do it the right way as well. Not just any form of exercise will do.
If you want to get your HGH levels pumping higher, you need to get the weights out. Weight training or high intensity exercise seem to be the only effective ways to get the pituitary to respond; low intensity exercise like walking or jogging are less effective if you’re thinking in terms of HGH release. Of course, just remember that pushing yourself way past your limits is equally bad. The key is consistency.
This is the exercise routine that I’m doing right now that might be useful for some of you to know. I’ve been exercising (consistently) at least 4-5 times a week for the past 3 months now. Yeah, it takes lots of discipline to stick with it, and it’s not easy, but it has to be done.
I start off with jogging for about 35-45 minutes. This is mainly to warm up the muscles and get the blood flowing. Jogging probably acts like an endocrine tonifier but it’s not the best exercise to cause those HGH bursts. After jogging (which is the easy part), I do leg squats for 10 minutes, followed by 40-50 push-ups. Calisthenics like push-ups need to be done intensively; you can’t take breaks. Keep it up till the muscles burn.
I then do sit-ups for about 10 minutes. Sit-ups are good for toning up the abdominal muscles and building a six pack. Take note though, that you need to be regular with the sit-ups. I do 4-5 sets of sit-ups at 15-20 repetitions each.
I do not stick with this same routine every time that I exercise. Muscles groups need rest too, and shouldn’t be hit everyday. So I alternate with days when I do dumbbell lifting, which is mainly for the biceps and shoulder muscles. I do a few sets of 15-20 repetitions each. By the time I’m done, it is usually nearly 2 hours of my day allocated to exercise.
I should also mention that I am taking a strong dose of amino acids – an amino acid stack, in conjunction with many other nutrients. Glutamine and arginine figure prominently, as does nutrients rich in growth factors like colostrum. Several times a week I also take melatonin.
This has been my exercise routine for the last quarter of 2008, and now going into 2009, I’m still going strong. This is a year I hope to radically improve my health (after letting it slip for the past 3 years), and to keep it that way. I can be a very disciplined person – I’ve fasted for over 1 year of my life, back when I was 27 years old, for periods of 1-3 days per week. And the reason was? To stimulate growth hormone release. But more on that some other time.
I’m convinced HGH is one of the few main keys to continued good health as the body ages, not discounting all the other things. So can I say that I feel and look better now? To be honest, I do feel a positive difference (and I actually look better now), but I’m also fully aware that all this requires work. You can’t just sit on your bum and expect your body to remain in good condition every day. So far, I’m maintaining this regimen more or less consistently, and I’m expecting better results in the coming months and weeks for 2009.
If you really want your body to produce more HGH, remember the mantra, “No pain, no gain.”