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Anti-Aging Biohacks for Athletes of Any Age

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By: M.G. Thibault. Edited by Ryan McTeigue

Whether you are in your 20’s or whether you are in your 50’s it doesn’t matter. The following hacks below won’t just make you feel younger, they will help your body regenerate, recover and for the ladies there is even some beauty biohacking thrown in here. These trends in Age-reversal and body amplificationcome and go especially with new scientific discoveries and advancements in medicine.

However, the best way to find out which modality is right for you is through careful research and professional consultation so you can discuss your goals and customize a hormone and cellular enhancing program tailored to your lifestyle, genetics, needs, and budget.

Here are the most promising non-invasive anti-aging treatments and devices predicted to go big according to our Intel’s forecast.

Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna. Scientists at Stanford-Burnham Prebys Institute confirms that sauna use have beneficial effects on health and longevity. What happens is when you expose the body to high temperatures of about 120°-180° F, it creates heat shock proteins and stimulates the lymph system, which detoxifies the system and increases microcirculation. Far Infrared saunas (FIR) are waves of energy, entirely invisible to the naked eye, which infiltrate the surface of the skin where they slightly elevate the body’s surface temperature. FIR are shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative damage, and has the potential to alleviate health conditions that arise with aging.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215084050.htm

https://www.hightechhealth.com/longevity-benefits/

Stem Cell Facelift. This revolutionary treatment provides the regenerative benefits of stem cell therapy for anti-aging purposes, but entails no surgery and no downtime. A new study finds that after just a few weeks, stem cell treatment eliminates the skin’s sun-damaged elastin network, and replaced with normal, undamaged tissues.

Basically, stem cells migrate to sites of inflammation to dramatically calm down the inflammatory cascade and then lay down a new cellular framework. This treatment yields dramatic skin renewal and a natural lift that can last 3 years.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200528160510.htm

https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Abstract/2020/06000/Photoaged_Skin_Therapy_with_Adipose_Derived_Stem.12.aspx

Endermologie

Endermologie. Endermologie is a noninvasive mechanical body-contouring used in the treatment of cellulites. Here the cellulite-affected skin is sucked between the rollers and kneaded for approximately 34-45 min. Endermologie was initially developed in the late 1970s in France to soften scars and standardize physical therapy; however, other benefits were seen in patients treated with the LPG machinesuch as improvement in body contour and skin texture, reducing the appearance of cellulite and retaining the youthful suppleness of the body.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14764170510037761

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9502849/

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a popular modality when it comes to effectively treating hot flashes, mood swings, low libido, and a decline in energy- all of which are symptoms that accompany aging.

Our production of certain hormones begins to decrease as early as our mid 30’s. As one gets older, this decrease in certain hormones changes the way cells and tissues function leading to a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms. BHRT is also a reliable treatment for osteoporosis, thinning hair, poor memory, and other forms of chronic inflammation, that may be observed in both men and women.

BHRT helps correct hormonal deficiencies by providing the body with hormones that have the exact same chemical and molecular structure as those endogenously produced by the body. BHRT is a perfect example of how rejuvenation treatments can help clients age more gracefully and painlessly. BHRT has gotten a lot of attention in recent years as they promise a “natural” solution to hormone issues. One example is Biotropin® HGH synthesized via recombinant technology, which has the exact protein structure of your natural growth hormone, and is made up of 191-amino acids.

A Biotropin® HGH replenishment course boosts Somatropin levels and effectively stimulates tissue repair, cell renewal, and sustain brain and other organ functions thus alleviating the typical symptoms that come with ageing.

https://www.healthline.com/health/bioidentical-hormone-replacement-therapy

https://www.onlinebiologynotes.com/production-human-growth-hormone-hgh-recombinant-dna-technology/

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BioHacking Your Way To Your Best Physique 
- An Elite Sarms Future Supps Adventure –

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By: M.G. Thibault Edited by Ryan McTeigue

It is true that you can’t increase the time and effort required to create your greatest physique ever, however you can maximize your efforts and go above and beyond traditional training programs to achieve a lean, strong and greatly developed physique, in comparison to the average person. In this article, we will discuss advanced supplement protocols and advanced training techniques that work in synergy so you can improve your overall workout productivity and move toward your best body achievement.

The following are the latest biohacking techniques that will allow you to achieve fitness, fat loss, and clean gains in minimum time using new discoveries about human biology, physiology and access to modern technology.

Glucagon-Like Peptide 1

Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. GLP1 agonists have been demonstrated to recruit muscle microvasculature, increase muscle delivery of insulin, and enhance the muscles use of glucose. What this means for the fitness individual is that it increases both Insulin production and sensitivity which results in stronger anabolic action of the compound and better use of glucose for muscle tissue growth. If you are looking to increase insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate utilization by muscle, a GLP-1 agonist is a peptide which has to be administered subcutaneously (under the skin). Its ability to slow down gastric emptying makes you actually want to eat less, which will be ideal for a cutting cycle or a weight and fat loss program.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4113068/

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Training. Also known as occlusion training, is the action of simply applying an elastic band or rubber tubing around the muscle you want to target which acts like a tourniquet. Then proceed with your training. Theoretically, when you cut a small amount of blood flow to the tissue, more lactic acid accumulates faster because it doesn’t drain due to the restriction. This triggers your Growth Hormone secretion effecting more muscle building action.

A meta-analysis confirms that exercise and walking with vascular occlusion played a key role in improving strength muscle hypertrophy which is in the ball park equivalent to training high-intensity resistance training. This is compatible with those having joint pain, older fitness people and/or athletes who are recuperating from injury and just getting back into the gym.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6349784/

Oxygen Restricted Training

Oxygen Restricted Training. Advance your training by biohacking your breathing. This is done by restricting your access to oxygen thereby compelling your inspiratory and expiratory muscles to work harder to take oxygen in and push carbon dioxide out.

This creates a stronger diaphragm, tougher respiratory muscles, and a higher tolerance for carbon dioxide. The “intermittent hypoxic training mask” gives you the benefits of both resisted breathing and hypoxic training—yep, like working out in an environment with reduced oxygen, like a location at high-altitude. It’s like running a marathon at Mt. Kilimanjaro. When you exercise wearing oxygen restricting mask, this can push you to a whopping 95% of lactate threshold workload. And this is a sure-fire way to improve your aerobic capacity and endurance performance once you return to normal oxygen-level environments.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7243200/

YK-11 Alpha Helix. It is one of the most innovative and exciting Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators in the market right now. This unique compound stimulates Follistatin and Myogenin production- molecules that are significantly responsible for skeletal muscle development and repair.

It also inhibits Myostatin, which is a negative regulator of muscle growth and is significantly implicated in muscle-wasting disorders. What this means is that Myostatin mainly inhibits and limits muscle growth. Thanks to YK11 Alpha Helix, it blocks the action of Myostatin stopping its catabolic effects while up-regulating follistatin and myogenin activities to allow muscle tissues to grow beyond their limitations.

Like any other SARMs, YK-11 Alpha Helix can be as powerful as testosterone in terms of muscle tissue strengthening and volumisation, but without any heavy side effects as with testosterone.


https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/alpha-helix-yk11

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X21000668

Remember:

The above tools will help you achieve faster physique targets as you enhance your training protocol for superior benefits. Don’t ever think these tactics are just for professional bodybuilders and athletes, these methods are simple enough and can be adopted by anyone to working to achieve their best physique yet.

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The 411 on Decavar (MK2866) and Hyper Lean (SR9009) for Muscle Hypertrophy & Fat Loss

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In previous Elite Sarms articles, we discussed the different principles involved for muscular growth and development. Resistance training is the key for muscle growth and this component further consists of the following factors:

  • Training frequency
  • Training intensity
  • Training volume

There are different techniques to get maximum muscular growth. Whatever protocol you’re using, it has to satisfy the following requirements for muscle hypertrophy to take place: a combination of mechanical tension and metabolic stress. By finding the optimal balance between these two dynamics, you’ll have an effective hypertrophy-oriented training program and training sessions that will yield maximum results.

Do you wonder why some of the seasoned body builders prefer a high intensity routine, meaning they train almost to the point of muscular failure? According to Jerry Brainum, a noted expert on exercise and nutrition, there are times when the weight will fall out of his hands because of total muscular fatigue. Scientifically and biologically Jerry found he couldn’t do more than 4 to 6 sets per muscle group under such high intensity conditions. Doing so would lead to excess amounts of cortisol released in the body , which leads to muscular break down. He also stated that he made the best gains of his life with those initial high intensity sessions.

https://www.appliedmetabolics.com/4095/achtung-is-german-volume-training-a-better-way-to-build-muscle-by-jerry-brainum/

This factor of high volume, training to failure for increased muscular growth is also supported by a study from the Institute of Sport Sciences in Poland stating that a good foundation for individuals seeking to maximize muscle growth should be hypertrophy-oriented Resistance Training (RT) consisting of multiple sets (3−6) of 6-12 repetitions with varying weight intensities – obviously the higher the weight the lower the repetition range will be.

This 6 – 12 range of repetitions is enough to keep blood circulating around the body and raise blood lactate levels that will stimulate the release of growth hormone to aid in the body’s anabolic activities. While the high intensity level of each set will cause an increase in Nitric oxide levels that leads to vasodilation for better blood supply, over time. Achieving maximum vasodilation also allows your body to rapidly transport metabolized amino acids and nutrients in the tissues. This also means,

↑↑ Vasodilation = greater pumping power = Increase in muscle size

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6950543/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3794479/

Recomposition or cutting protocol

During a Recomposition or cutting protocol, Resistance Training (RT) volume and intensity is maintained despite a calorie deficit to guarantee that you burn fat while simultaneously building muscle. This is the scientific, physiological and nutritional foundations for body re-composition

In reality, it is hard to maintain your gains when you eat less calories and still maintain your training load. Then there’s the issue of muscle fatigue and injuries that come with attempting to maintain this work load while reducing calories. This is where SARMs supplementation can really help you the most.

The selective androgen receptor modulator, MK 2866, known as Decavar or Ostarine, activates muscle stem cells (satellite cells), which help remodel and regenerate muscles. The implications? This makes Decavar an important tool for efficient recovery post-workout thus preventing muscle fatigue and injuries – assisting in re-composition in times of reduced caloric intake combined with consistent resistant training.

Another cool feature of Decavar is that it increases the activity insulin-like growth factor 1 gene (IGF-1), which boosts muscle growth and strength. Because the half-life of MK-2866 is 24 hrs, taking 1ml a day for a cycle of 6-8 weeks is enough to ensure fat free muscle gains and increased athletic performance.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26393303/


SR9009, also known as Hyper Lean
is another compound that will work synergistically with your Recomposition program. SR9009 sets off a host of processes in the body through the activating and binding of Rev-Erb proteins. This stimulates an increase in the production of mitochondria and oxidative function with an increase in antioxidant activity in the body. This facilitates glucose metabolism for augmented carbohydrate uptake and ultimately lean muscle gains.

Mitochondria are powerhouses of the cells, which enhance metabolism to build your muscle. Even with lesser energy intake during a Recomp, SR9009 helps to synthesize more mitochondria in the muscle tissues leading to an increase in muscle size, and an upsurge in endurance and strength levels improving exercise capacity.

The recommended dose for Hyper Lean® (SR9009) is 1 ml per day either taking once before training or split into an am and pm dosage with around 6 hours between dosages. This 1ml daily dosage is equal to 20mg of active SR9009 in the Elite Sarms range. Hyper Lean has a short half life of roughly 4 to 6 hours. Therefore, to make the most of its fat-burning effects, optimal dosing is twice daily.


https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/hyper-lean-sr9009

https://www.natap.org/2013/HIV/100213_01.htm

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How Important Is Post Workout Recovery? (What Experts are Saying)

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It is common knowledge within fitness circles that some discomfort is part of athletic activities. Every successful training program includes some degree of pain since for muscle strength to improve, the muscle tissue must experience an increase in stress over what it is used to, which is what we call the “burn” during training. This mild burn is what we call good pain and also the root of the popular expression, “No pain, no gain.” Take note, this pain should be short-lived and should resolve within a day or two.

Do you know when your workout regimen is pushing the limits of your athletic capacity?

When you feel fatigued after a good, strenuous workout, you can tell you had a great session if it also leaves you feeling exhilarated. But when this fatigue stretches for days, this means you have excessively challenged your physical form, and the energy stores in your muscles are not being adequately replenished.

Chronic fatigue after extreme exercise indicates that you are overtraining yourself. If after appropriate rest the fatigue continues, it may be a symptom of a medical problem and you should consult a doctor for further work-up.

According to McFarland and Cosgarea, both Orthopedic Specialists from John Hopkins School of Medicine, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones of the body are living structures that react to the stress of exercise only gradually. If they are exposed to stress too fast, they cannot respond effectively and may begin to fail.

One research reports that the total amounts of exercise has the strongest and most consistent association to a higher risks of injury. When we say the total amount of exercise, we pertain to the product of the intensity, duration, and frequency of your workout sessions.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/orthopaedic-surgery/about-us/ask-the-experts/pain.html

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7809556/

This also points us to the necessity of an effective post-workout protocol. Our Intel further explains why exercise recovery is critical to your fitness and overall performance, and lets you in on recovery strategies that actually work.

Recovery Time Helps You to be Injury-Free

Sufficient rest in between workouts will help reenergize the body so you have the stamina to give it your all during your next workout, says Melissa Leber, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City If you want to push it to your maximum, you also have to give your body time to recoup in between.

“Overtraining can lead to overuse, which can lead to burnout and injury,” Dr. Leber explains. Common overuse injuries include runner’s knee, stress fractures, ligament tears, and muscle strains.

https://medium.com/capsule-cares/dear-doctor-melissa-leber-dfbe7501b5f3

Post Workout Supplements

After training, replenishing your body is critical for accelerated recovery and performance. While there are tons of products on the market that claim to support and optimize your post-workout strategy, choosing a safe and scientifically-proven recovery supplement is equally important.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids. “Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids, particularly the long chain variety EPA and DHA found in fish oils, can reduce inflammation, swelling and stiffness in the muscles and assist healing after intense workouts,” according to Anita Bean, a nutritionist and the author of The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition. Omega-3 fats are shown to increase blood flow to muscles during exercise, reduce post-exercise soreness and increase the muscle-building response of the body to a meal.

https://anitabean.co.uk/fuelling-for-older-athletes-how-to-adjust-your-diet-to-keep-up-with-your-age/

Boswellia and Curcumin. A study recently published in the Journal of American College of Sports Medicine shows that a combination of curcumin extract and boswellia extract, accelerates muscle recovery post-exercise. Results showed that the combined supplementation produced lower levels of creatine kinase, which is a marker for muscle damage. Muscle injury, perceived soreness, and loss of muscle strength were also reduced in the supplement group.

https://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2019-10-03/combination-of-curcumin-boswellia-shown-to-promote-exercise-recovery/

(MK-2866) or Decavar/Ostarine/Enobosarm. Widely documented for its reliable anabolic action, it quickly regenerates “microtears” in the muscle tissues during intense workouts, while promoting new growth of lean muscle fibres for a sharper, more solid physique. This mechanism also allows the body to bounce back rapidly while increasing mass gains, muscle strength and energy without any adverse effects thanks to its high tissue selectivity.

Decavar’s notable healing properties on muscle and bone tissues has also exhibited consistent results in enhancing functional performance and endurance. This is explained by experts who discovered an increase in the blood supply and enzyme activity of muscle tissues of test subjects, thereby facilitating the contractile force of their muscles.

Athletes, body builders and fitness buffs can benefit significantly from Decavar MK-2866 as it shortens recovery time in between workouts. By facilitating tissue regeneration and restoring their normal physiology, your bones and muscles can recover faster and grow stronger.

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/re-comp/products/decavar-mk2866?_pos=1&_sid=6bb980486&_ss=r

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4898053/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5896569/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528560/

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Is S4 The 2021 Version of Winstrol for Athletic Performance?

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In general, performance enhancing substances, otherwise known as ergogenic aids are utilized by sports people and professional athletes to boost their game. Athletes often seek out alternative nutrition to further improve their performance, and sports supplements are one way. As far as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is concerned, these supplements fall into 2 categories: the legal substances, and those that are banned. If you are a professional athlete who gets tested before competitions, check with your sports governing body to be sure what compounds are on their Prohibited list.

Let’s talk about one particular substance that has gained fame, or shall we say infamy since athletes were stripped off of their medals when proven to have used this compound.

Winstrol’s popularity hit the roof when Olympic Sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for it. If you look at Johnson, he was lean, and ripped. But what’s more prominent was his strength and speed. He had the athletic agility that earned him the title, “world’s fastest human being”.

Worlwide interest magnified when Russian race walker Olimpiada Ivanova and Australian National Rugby League footballer Rodney Howe also tested positive. And that’s what Stanozolol, the generic name of the anabolic steroid Winstrol, does for you. It will give you a massive surge in strength without putting in a lot of bulk to your frame. It also allows your body for a fast recovery, not only from gruelling training sessions but also from injuries.

Most people from the bodybuilding community call it ‘Winny’ and has become a big favourite among ‘physique’ oriented groups. Say for example, if someone is seeking to gain a decent amount of muscle without gaining a lot of water and fat, bodybuilding mavens effectively stack Test and Winny to achieve their target.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Johnson_(Canadian_sprinter)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olimpiada_Ivanova

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Howe

The problem with Winstrol

Because Stanozolol (Winstrol) is an anabolic hormone, side effects are expected. The following adverse results were reported:

– severe liver toxicity

– insomnia

– electrolyte imbalance

– acne

– ankle swelling

– testosterone suppression

– electrolyte imbalance

– gynecomastia for men

https://www.rxlist.com/winstrol-drug.htm


A Bettter and Safer Alternative

The advent of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs marks a turning point in the world of fitness and sports because it undoubtedly raised the bar as far as physique and sports enhancing supplements are concerned. Imagine Winstrol but without the side effects. Remarkable… right?

It’s called S4. Alternatively known as Stanazine or Andarine, this substance has a high affinity for androgen receptors, and therefore mimics the effects of testosterone. Even better is the fact that its effects are much stronger in muscles and bones without involving the reproductive organs. This property of high selectivity is why S4 and other SARMs are believed to cause fewer side effects when compared to anabolic steroids. Bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts won’t have to deal with severe testosterone suppression and increased estrogens if they take SARMs instead of steroids.


Potential Uses of
Stanazine (S4)

This section focuses on the clinical and scientific research that have been done on S4.

Based on current data, the following are its effects:


1. Increase in Muscle Mass

This drug was developed to prevent muscle wasting, and animal studies do indeed show that S4 improves muscle growth and strength in animals. When given to castrated rats for 4 weeks, S4 increased muscle weight as markedly as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) but without prostate enlargement, which is a big concern when taking steroids.

2. Increase in Bone Strength and Combat Osteoporosis

Andarine increased bone mineral density and strength in both in castrated male rats and in female rats whose ovaries had been removed.In addition to improving bone density, it also improves muscle strength, reducing the risk of falls and fractures.

3. Fat Loss

In female rats whose ovaries have been removed, apart from improving bone strength, S4 also decreased body fat.

The above factors play a big role in athletic performance because bone and muscle strength determine stability, power, speed and endurance. Remember:

a) Slow-twitch muscles– move more slowly but help to keep you moving. Associated with stamina, and endurance, sustained for a longer amount of time.

b) Fast- twitch muscles– help you move faster, but for shorter periods. Related to speed, strength and sudden bursts of energy in a shorter period.

Research studies demonstrate that Stanazine S4 also promotes bone healing and accelerated recovery, which means faster repair of fractures and muscular micro-tears athletes oftentimes suffer during training sessions.


https://www.elitesarms.com/products/stanazine-s4?_pos=1&_sid=ecda2c313&_ss=r

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2039881/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17063395/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17063395

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4083371/

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Bliss CBD Oil for Athletes

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Bliss CBD Oils for Athletes

With the advent of the novel CBD oil in the world of cannabis and hemp related products, more and more research is emerging to provide scientific proof and establish the medical benefits of cannabis especially in particular extracts like Cannabidiol. CBD is a non-psychoactive property that is found in industrial hemp and is the vital ingredient for the medicinal properties of cannabis.

As an athlete or a fitness lover, your body is subjected to exhaustion, physical injuries, and the consequences of wear and tear. At the end of a long session of extensive training or a rigorous workout, you will feel these effects and it will definitely affect your performance. This article will explore the medical benefits associated with Bliss Formula CBD Oil and how it will facilitate your best game ever and support you to a speedy recovery!

Bliss Formula CBD oil tinctures do not contain any THC so they will not give you the psychoactive buzz and are completely legal. Our formulas are based from scientific research illustrated through the following:


Bliss CBD Oil on Inflammation

Athletic and physically active individuals face inflammation on a daily basis. Bliss CBD oil acts as an anti-inflammatory thus saving you from joint and muscle injury during workouts, as well as reducing the usual aches and pains. This is made possible through the Endocannabinoid System that we have in our body mediated by CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Bliss CBD Oil on Game-day Nerves and Anxiety

It is typical to feel anxious for a big game or event despite all that hard work and rigorous training. Bliss CBD Oil targets performance anxiety and nips it right in the bud. Renowned for its anti-depressant/anxiolytic properties, bodybuilders and athletes alike have switched to CBD from pharmaceuticals like Xanax and Zoloft. In addition to its mood-lifting and calming properties, Bliss CBD oil is completely safe, non-habit forming and all natural.

Bliss CBD Oil on Recovery

Sustaining an injury during a workout, a practice session or a game event is sometimes inescapable. A good alternative away from strong painkillers that give you liver and kidney damage, Bliss CBD Oil effectively combats pain while speeding up your recovery time. Lab Analysis reveals a direct interaction between CBD and S296 which consequently mediate glycinergic cannabinoid-induced suppression of pain.

Scientific research has multiple evidences of CBD’s healing effects on degenerative diseases like Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer, even traumatic brain injuries. Bliss CBD oil can absolutely bring your body to a state of homeostasis and well-being to help you get back into the game in no time.

CBD is taking the Sports and Fitness industry by storm with all its proven benefits and exceptional range of medicinal applications. If you are looking for a supplement that is all-natural, therapeutically safe and effective without the side-effects, try Bliss CBD Oil for peak athletic performance and fast recovery. It is an absolute gem to help you keep winning in this big game we call life!

References:

1.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22585736

2.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Cannabidiol+improves+lung+function+and+inflammation+in+mice+submitted+to+LPS-induced+acute+lung+injury

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20002102

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Recovery and Sports Performance – What Tools are the most Effective?

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Written by: Michelle G. Thibault
Edited by: Ryan McTeigue

The Recovery Principle


Scheduling recovery practices into any training and exercise program is essential to high-level performance across the board. For athletes and recreational fitness lovers alike, building in a recovery program into one’s weekly fitness routine allows the body to replenish energy stores, optimise muscle synthesis, and repair damaged tissues.

Below we will discuss some of the most effective Body Recovery methods the Elite Sarms team have found to be most effective along the way in their fitness and wellness journey’s. Let’s dive in;

Your Post-Workout Regimen – The most important recovery window


Stretching
. It is vital to include stretching as a gentle calming routine for the body to counterbalance high-intensity workouts. Full-body stretches helps ease tension and tightness which relieves pain and expedites recovery from any type of physical activity.

Stretching also increases blood flow and aids in the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to sore muscles, preventing injury during and after workouts, while increasing joint mobility and range of motion for better performance.


Foam rolling
. Foam rolling is a type of self-massage that allows you to alleviate tightness or trigger points —which are dense muscle knots in the fascia — by leaning into a foam roller and ‘rolling out’ tight muscles and joints.

Foam rolling helps injury prevention by retaining muscle length and alleviating tension and tightness before it can build into an overuse injury. This simple routine also increases blood flow and elasticity in the body’s connective tissues namely the muscles, joints, and fascia – which facilitates mobility, relaxation, and athletic output.


Cryotherapy.
Stands for cold-therapy. By incorporating cryotherapy into your post-workout routine, you can provide immediate and longer-term results that will help you feel less pain, have tighter skin, and reduce the inflammatory process – speeding up the recovery process.

The practice of using very cold temperatures to treat pain and feel energized can be traced back to ancient times with practices carried out like ice-pool plunging, which were part of a holistic treatment program to stimulate the immune system, build stamina and avoid disease.

This ancient technology has since been greatly rediscovered in todays society as to the powerful health benefits of exposing the body to extreme temperatures for short periods of time to active the CNS (central nervous system) and immune system as well as move stagnant energy throughout the entire body – including blood, minerals and nutrients.

As inflammation is a major issue for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, many will turn to ice baths and cryotherapy creams to diminish muscle soreness and accelerate tissue recovery as this is an effective recovery method proven since ancient times.

Beneficial Supplements and Sarms for Recovery


Whey Protein Isolates.
WPIs are concentrated, fast-absorbing proteins that supply the muscles after a workout with amino acids, particularly BCAAs needed to repair and grow muscles. Studies have proven, the sooner you can consume whey protein following your workout, the better, given its a clean WPI source.

Healthy Fats. Consuming Omega-3s – EPA and DHA, found in fish oil supplements or fatty fish like salmon, algae and krill can help offset free radical damage produced during strenuous training. They act as anti-inflammatory agents, while keeping the arteries clear and maintaining efficient blood flow to the muscles, and even the brain.

Curcumin and CBD. Cannabidiol works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system and regulating receptor activity, resulting in significant reduction of inflammation and pain. Curcumin, the active component of Turmeric, have many scientifically proven recovery and health benefits due to its potent ant-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

Blending the two may help the fitness person to reap numerous benefits from this synergistic pair including pain and stress relief and faster muscle recovery.


Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs.
These novel compounds are simply one of the greatest milestones in the Health and Fitness industry.

The key feature of SARMS is their high selectivity, allowing them to target muscles, bones and connective tissues specifically resulting in accelerated recovery and optimal muscle and fitness improvements. Below we take a closer look at Elite Sarms and their specific recovery qualities:

  • Decavar® (MK-2866) – Research studies on Decavar® have repeatedly proven its impressive rapid repair and recovery boosting abilities on connective tissues and skeletal muscle.Decavar® – works great in restoring sore muscles and even exceeds expectations in repairing torn rotator cuffs, stretched ligaments and even fractures!

    Decavar®’s – restorative properties repair damaged tissues and re-establish functionality at a much faster rate.

  • Physique 400® (LGD 4033) – Clinical trials show LGD 4033’s ability to increase strength levels, improve lean muscle mass, and enhance vascularity which improves the restoration of muscle after physical activity.Physique 400® (LGD 4033) had also shown to prevent muscle and bone wasting on test volunteers with functional limitations due to injury, illness or aging.

  • Stanazine® (S4) – A number of studies on SARMs, support Stanazine®’s restorative effects on lean muscle mass. Moreover, results suggest an increase in muscle strength, therefore ensuring its protection when cutting down calorie intake and/or intensive physical training.

  • Tight® (Rad 140) – More popularly known as the ‘nootropic’ among the SARMs range, Tight® (Rad 140) is a reliable post-workout supplement thanks to its muscle strengthening and bulking prowess. Tight® (Rad 140) immensely improves stamina and endurance during high-intensity training allowing for naturally faster recovery.


Intel Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4111291/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528560/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22459616/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4018048/

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Elite Sarms paired with TRAINING!

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What type of training will work best with the Elite Sarm Athletic Performance products? We get this question a lot from you guys! Therefore in this Blog we will investigate the Athletic Performance Sarms and dive into what type of training will best activate each Sarm to give you the best performance results.

To investigate this topic we are going to be reviewing the Elite Sarms Athletic Performance products range, which includes:

Cardio Shred®
Hyper Lean®
– Decavar®
Tight®
GH Pep®

Our athletic performance products work to promote two main areas:

1. Cardiovascular Improvement with sarms

– Cardio Shred® and;
– Hyper Lean®

and;

2. Muscle/Connective Tissue Repair and Strengthening with sarms

– Decavar®
– Tight® and;
– GH Pep®

Different training styles will work better than others in conjunction with the 5 athletic performance Sarms. For example Cardio Shred® activates receptor sites inside muscle that induces the formation of Type I muscle fibres – the type of muscle fibres that are normally developed only after countless hours of rigorous cardio-endurance training. Whereas, GH Pep® amplifies your bodies natural growth hormone pulsations, inducing rapid growth and repair of collagen – the main component in connective tissue. Athletic performance is dependant on performing during every training session and during live events and therefore injury prevention is key to every single athlete. Developing strong connective tissue is necessary for improved; strength, power, agility and speed, meanwhile building muscle mass takes a back seat when it comes to athletic performance.

Partaking in any of the training styles or sports listed below either in training or competition, will activate the Elite Sarm and allow one to experience the product working at is full potential – due to the sarms design and what specific effect is has on the body.

Let’s dive a little deeper into each Athletic Performance Sarm and the training styles or sports that are best suited to the product and why….

CARDIO SHRED® (GW0742)


Key Feature: O2 (Cardiovascular) Endurance. Cardio Shred’s active compound GW0742 is a PPARδ receptor agonist. By activating the PPARδ receptor, Cardio Shred® begins to elicit physical changes in the body as though one has been carrying out consistent cardiovascular training. Of course this effect is drastically amplified when one applies actual consistent cardio training into their workout regime.

Research revealed that GW0742 combined with cardiovascular exercise created a synergistic increase in oxidative myofibers and running endurance. Oxidative myofibers are muscle fibres that are slow-twitch fibers, which are characterised as muscles with long contraction duration, associated with endurance. It is through this improvement in the bodies muscle fibre makeup by enhancing the growth and number of endurance fibres, one is able to perform aerobic activities at greater intensities and for a longer duration!

– Marathon/Long distance running

– Triathalon
– Cycling
– Iron man
– Rowing (long distances)
– MMA (cardio endurance)
– Boxing (cardio endurance)
– Football (soccer)
– AFL

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18674809/ (increased oxidative myofibers)
Source: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-fitness/chapter/types-of-skeletal-muscle-fibers/(aerobic respiration to fuel muscle contractions)

HYPER LEAN® (SR9000)


Key Feature: Metabolic Conditioning. Hyper Lean®s active compound SR9009 has the incredible feature of increasing skeletal muscle mitochondria cells while at the same time repairing damaged mitochondria cells and detoxing dead ones. This results in the bodies ability to move high intensity work (exercise) through the body at a faster rate. In sports physiology terms this is referred to as; metabolic conditioning and is the core ingredient behind programs such as Crossfit, which combines Olympic lifting and Power Lifts with high intensity cardiovascular activities.

By improving the amount of energy producing cells (mitochondria) in muscles, Hyper Lean® is able to allow one to perform at higher intensities while at the same time requiring shorter rest due to the overall increase in the bodies metabolic activity. This makes the SR9009 compound perfect for those partaking in sports that have high intensity intervals of work followed by short rest periods such as: Boxing, MMA, Rugby League/Union or Crossfit.

– All Styles of HIIT (high intensity interval training)
– Crossfit
– Sprinting
– Rowing (shorter distances)
– MMA (metabolic conditioning)
– Boxing (metabolic conditioning)
– Rugby League/Union
– NFL
– Netball
– Basketball
– Indoor Cricket

DECAVAR® (MK2866)


Key Feature: Active Muscular Recovery. Decavar® has amazing repairing capabilities. The active compound MK2866 has Androgen Receptor (AR) activity that results in a drastic increase in blood and nutrients being transported to the working muscles. This results in fast active recovery and increased muscular endurance, making it perfect for sports like Rock Climbing or Ninja Warrior style training, where the body and muscles need to be actively recovering fast in order to perform better in the sport.


– Rock Climbing
– Ninja Warrior
– Crossfit
– MMA

TIGHT® (RAD140)


Key Feature: Testosterone-like Environment. The use of testosterone in sports has long been documented. But why would having high levels of testosterone be an advantage to an athlete in a sport where having big muscles doesn’t benefit them? The answer, is in the modulation of the Androgen Receptor (AR). Testosterone works by synthetically increasing testosterone levels in the body – which then leads to activation of the bodies AR sites increasing the rate of muscle, bone and connective tissue repair.

Sarms are special compounds that bypass the hormonal system altogether and instead work directly on modulating the Androgen Receptor sites. In the case of RAD140, the AR modulation caused by this compound is virtually identical to the modulation on the AR caused by testosterone mg for mg with RAD140. This means that one can receive the exact same physiological athletic benefits of a normal-range dosage of testosterone by supplementing RAD140 while carrying out strength and power based activities.

– Bodybuilding
– Power Lifting
– Olympic Lifting
– MMA
– Boxing
– NFL
– Shot Put, Discus, Javelin


GH PEP® (MK677)


Key Feature: Increased Growth Hormone levels. MK677 is a growth hormone secretagogue. This means the compound increases the amount of natural growth hormone that pulses into the blood – leading to higher levels of the hormone throughout the body.

Growth hormone regulates the rate of repair of muscle and connective tissue including; cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments and skin. These connective tissues are responsible for athletic strength, power, speed and agility. As MK677 works directly on these sites, athletes involved in sports that require high levels of strength, power, speed and agility will greatly benefit from the connective tissue fortifying effects of MK677.

– Bodybuilding
– Powerlifting
– Olympic Lifting
– MMA (power)
– Boxing (power)
– NFL
– Shot Put, Discus, Javelin
– Ninja Warrior

Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2657499/#:~:text=Athletes%20and%20bodybuilders%20claim%20that,part%20in%20major%20sports%20events. (athletes and HGH)


THE WRAP

As you can see from the information above, Elite Sarms can be of huge benefit to the beginner up to the advanced athlete. Getting better at any sport requires the ability to be able to perform at your best in each training session, remain injury free and to repair effectively after each training session or live competition. Thankfully, there are 5 Elite Sarm Athletic Performance SuperStars that exist for athletes like you out there, to take your cardio endurance, speed, power, strength and agility to new levels. We exist to help you push the limits of your own potential to manifest your best athletic version to come!

Other INTEL Sources:

https://nectac.org/cardarine-gw501516/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collagen#:~:text=As%20the%20main%20component%20of,known%20as%20a%20collagen%20helix. (Collagen)

https://www.livescience.com/32601-does-human-growth-hormone-really-help-athletes.html#:~:text=Now%2C%20a%20new%20study%20has,reproduction%20and%20promotes%20physical%20growth.(HGH and improved athletic performance)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2657499/#:~:text=Athletes%20and%20bodybuilders%20claim%20that,part%20in%20major%20sports%20events.

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How Sarms effect Athletic Performance

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In this ES INTEL Blog we are exploring how Sarms effect Athletic Performance and their role in helping the body reach higher levels of athleticism – in speed, strength, explosive power, aerobic and anaerobic endurance.

In Elite Sarms we break down Athletic Performance into 3 main categories. They include:

1. Strength & Power

2. Muscular Endurance

3. Cardio Endurance

We believe that when an athlete reaches a high level of all 3 categories listed above, they become a fully rounded athlete. Fortunately the athletic performance Sarms in our range target and activate the areas of the body responsible for muscular strength and power, muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance.

STRENGTH AND POWER – ELITE SARMS

The Elite Sarms products that activate the androgen receptor sites in the body responsible for the amplification of strength and power are:

Decavar® (MK2866) is one of our best products for both males and females increasing total strength. This is due to the powerful action of Decavar® on muscle, bone and supporting tissues including the myofascial sheath Androgen Receptor (AR) sites.

Physique 400® (LGD4033) is the next contender in the Strength and Power category. This comes from its rapid muscle building properties. Combining this product along with the major lifts; deadlift, squat, bench press and shoulder press will result in fast muscle growth and connective tissue adaption, leading to great strength and power gains.

Finally, our product Tight® (RAD140) is a Sarm that completes both tasks of increasing strength and building muscle, having a major effect on power and strength

Of course, these Elite Sarms will amplify your strength and power – when the correct stimulus of weight, repetition and repetition tempo (time of eccentric and concentric portions of a movement) and rest are applied to the body via quality training and recovery – both of which Elite Sarms assist.

MUSCULAR ENDURANCE – ELITE SARMS

If Muscular Endurance is your main focus the following Elite Sarms products that are best suited for this Athletic Performance task include:


Stanazine® (S4)
has been compared to the compound Winstrol in its athletic enhancement abilities. Due to its powerful activation of muscle and bone Androgen Receptor (AR). This product provides blood flow and nutrients to the muscles to assist in increasing muscular endurance.


Decavar® (MK2866)
is best known for is rapid muscle repairing properties. It is this factor that makes Decavar® a powerful muscular endurance enhancer.

Finally, Hyper Lean® (SR9009) has proven in studies to increase the mitochondria in skeletal muscle. This means more energy and waste products caused by fatiguing muscles can be shuttled through the body quicker resulting in greater muscular endurance over time.

CARDIO ENDURANCE – ELITE SARMS

If Cardio Endurance is your main Athletic Performance focus the best Elite Sarms products for this include:

Cardio Shred® (Cardarine) is dubbed exercise in a bottle because it mimics the effects of cardiovascular exercise creating the environment inside the body compared to someone training cardio at high intensities. When Cardio training is combined with this product, then cardio endurance is even greater enhanced.

Hyper Lean® (SR9009) works by increasing mitochondria counts in skeletal muscle. Mitochondria are termed the powerhouse of the cell and provide most of the cells energy. They are directly linked to our metabolism and therefore in exercise, this increase in mitochondria leads to an increase in metabolism meaning recovery times between intense exercise sets drastically reduces and cardio endurance increases.

ELITE SARMS & ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE PHYSIOLOGY

When you get down to the core foundations of what athletic performance is – I mean, all the way down, it basically occurs through 2 core events:

1. Physical stimulus is applied to the body

2. Adaption to physical stimulus occurs

As we all know, athletes aren’t just born athletes. Athletes may be born with a passion for a specific sport and may also possess faster adaption to certain physical stimulus which makes them ‘more talented’ in a certain sport. However as we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives, as we train for something, we get better at it. We have to apply new physical stimulus to our body and then our body adapts to that stimulus and then we repeat this process over and over.

Now enter Elite Sarms. Elite Sarms make the COMMUNICATION between the androgen receptor (AR) and the tissues of the body ‘clearer’, ‘louder’ and ‘faster’. What this means is when we apply physical stimulus to the body in the form of cardiovascular training, muscular endurance, agility, strength, power and/or explosive power then the body is able to adapt drastically faster as well as repair drastically faster because the Signals from the AR to the tissues being stimulated is faster, stronger and clearer.

Sarms allow one to progress in any chosen athletic endeavour at a faster pace with a significantly lower chance of injury or overtraining – which leads to even faster athletic progress. As you can see Elite Sarms don’t do the work for you, however they create the perfect environment for the work you do to be expressed at its full potential inside and outside your body.

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Growth Hormone – Is your training program optimised for HGH?

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There are specific ways that we can train that signal the body to release high doses of Growth Hormone. This specific training can come in the form of movements, patterns and intensities that can be included into training each week to ensure we are priming our bodies to yield higher Growth Hormone output each week leading to greater health, physique, performance, mood and recovery.

Before we dive into the science of GH Positive training, let’s back up a second, as in case you missed out on the last ES INTEL Blog, you may be wondering, what is the advantage of training in ways that release the most amount of Growth Hormone over other training methods that don’t take hormonal output into account?

The answer is, Growth Hormone, otherwise known as Human Growth Hormone or by its peptide name; somatropin, is one of, if not the most important hormone inside our body. Its main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

– Cellular repair of all the body
– Metabolism management
– Body fat management
– Insulin management
– Signals the body to use stored fat for energy
– Drives glycogen (sugar) into skeletal muscle
– Muscle, protein and collagen growth and regeneration
– Bone mineral fortifying

As you can see from this list, Growth Hormone produced inside our bodies is responsible for the growth, repair and metabolism of the cells inside the body. The higher ones output of Growth Hormone the better that body is at regenerating and the younger the bio-age of that person – with Growth Hormone levels being the major marker when calculating the biological age.

Now let’s get back to The Training that will produce the greatest natural GH output.

3 training styles that have been proven in studies to produce High Growth Hormone output include:

1. HIIT Training

2. 1-3 Reps Compound Lift in the barbell squat, deadlift, barbell bench press and barbell shoulder press

3. Sub 1 minute rest between sets of circuit training (30-35 mins of intense work maximum duration)

So what is the science behind these training technique’s and what causes the physiological response of larger Growth Hormone secretions compare to other styles of training?

1. HIIT – This stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This is where an absolute all-out effort is carried out for a certain movement followed by a rest period – to fully recover – then the all-out effort is repeated again, for sets.

Studies have revealed there is a linear response to growth hormone (GH) secretion and exercise intensity. HIIT training is perfect for high Growth Hormone secretions as it is the Intensity of output that the body is undergoing during an all-out effort that triggers the pineal gland to release GH into the blood. By taking the body into a high intensity and then letting the body fully recover before repeating again creates the trigger to amplify growth hormone output. The higher the intensity we reach within each HIIT interval, the higher the GH secretion we create inside our body and the more the positive effects are felt and seen in the body post exercise.


The Method
(How to apply HIIT to your weekly training schedule): We are going to choose Sprinting as our movement of choice for this HIIT Session because it is an activity that includes the activation of all the muscles in the entire body when done at full intensity and also Sprinting it is a great movement to reach an all-out effort with practice, over time.

The Training
1. Warm up sufficiently ensuring the entire lower and upper body is warm and mobile.
2. Create a starting line. Begin about 10m behind your starting line
3. Begin running, then when you hit the starting line go into an all-out sprint for about 7 seconds or 100m. If you have a partner with you, have them time your 7 seconds then mark the distance you reached in the 7 seconds, otherwise carry a marker and drop it around the 7 second mark.
Note: this is an all-out effort and therefore unless we are an Olympic sprinter, majority of humans can only sprint for an all-out effort of around 7 seconds. Beyond this time we will have to slow down and this then defeats the entire purpose of HIIT training
4. After the sprint you time your rest. Rest until you are ready to hit the same intensity for the next sprint. This is usually between 2-3.5 minutes. This is repeated for 4-5 rounds at first. Slowly each week increase your sprint repetitions to up to 8 sprints over a period of around 3-4 weeks. In my experience, no more than 8 all-out sprints need to be carried out to obtain the greatest benefit from HIIT training for the sprint and for the greatest GH release post training it. This will take around 20 minutes and can even be placed before or after a training session.
***Note: This is completely opposite to long-distance running where you preserve your energy to last the distance. When completing an all-out sprint the fast twitch muscle fibres become highly engaged and over time these athletic fibres will develop and strengthen adding more high quality Type II muscle fibres to your lean-muscular physique.

Reference: https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jappl.2000.89.3.937

2. 1-3 Reps All-Out Effort in the barbell squat, deadlift, barbell bench press or barbell shoulder press

Studies have revealed that it is not only all-out cardio sprints that create high GH output but also all out compound weighted movements performed at maximum effort. Studies concluded that compound weighted movements such as the squat, deadlift, bench press and barbell shoulder press at 90 – 100% of our 1 rep maximum lift in the 1 – 3 repetition range favours the greatest output of Growth Hormone, compared to higher repetition ranges. Basically, as the weight of the lift increases and the effort on the central nervous system, muscles, bones and connective tissue also increases the body responds to this intensity by secreting large amounts of Growth Hormone. You could say it’s the bodies way of rewarding you for making a great effort 🙂

The Method


For this exercise pattern, we are going to choose the Barbell Back Squat. The barbell back squat is a compound movement that activates the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, ankles and feet (if completed without shoes). It is an excellent movement for growth hormone activation because we are applying a strong load to the glutes, hamstrings and quads and these are the largest muscle groups in the body. The more muscle fibres that are activated within the movement the higher the stress on the nervous system, the greater the GH output. In this exercise pattern we will complete a pyramid set where we begin at a light weight and high repetition range and then increase the weight each set and decrease the repetitions until we reach a 1 rep maximum lift (with a lil surprise at the end).

The Training


1.
Warm up completing 30 body weighted squats. Then, starting with the barbell only complete another 20 repetitions in full range of motion with full control.
2. Complete the Barbell Back Squat with a light weight and do 15 repetitions rest as required. Next increase the weight and move to 12 reps. Rest, then increase the weight and go to 10 repetitions carry this out all the way through, 8, 6, 4 repetitions. Resting as long as required to complete the next set but not exceeding 3 minutes.
***Note: Once you are at 3 repetitions we are going to add another movement as a super set just for the final 3 sets. Its is this extra intensity and activation of the muscle fibres that will ensure a strong GH release once the sets are completed.
4. Complete 3 reps of Barbell Back Squat then super set straight into 20 x Kettle Bell Weighted Squat Jumps (holding a kettlebell squat all the way down past 90 degrees then explode into a jump as high as possible before landing and going straight into the jump again. Repeat for 20 repetitions).
5. Rest for 3 minutes. Then complete the same super set for 2 and then 1 repetitions
6. Try not to spew 😉

Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4562558/

3. Short Rest PeriodSub 1 minute rest between sets of circuit training (30-35 mins of intense work maximum duration)

You may be picking up a theme here with GH focused training. It is the short periods of really high intensity that yield the greatest GH output in the body and allow for more muscle growth and better fat metabolism. It is no surprise then that having rest periods that are just short of your body fully recovering is another training tool that creates high GH output. Again it is this period of intensity, not of initial effort, but of sustained effort while the body has to continue work while not being fully rested that pulls the trigger on high Growth Hormone output during and after the session is completed. In contrast to the mechanical stress created in the 1 – 3 rep compound lift, this training pattern creates metabolic stress which is a high GH output activator.

The Method and Training
1. Carry out a 30 – 35 minute training session where you combine weighted and body weighted movements focusing on 2 muscle groups throughout the entire training session
2. Work in the 60-80% weight range of your 1 rep maximum for each exercise. Carry out 8-10 repetitions for each movement and set. Ensure you are reaching maximum effort by rep 10
3. Conduct intervals where you work for 2 minutes then using a stopwatch rest for just under 1 minute before completing the next work interval
4. Complete 15 – 20 intervals in total or when 35 minutes is completed

Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4562558/

This medium-high intensity circuit training with sub 1 minute rest can be completed up to 3 x per week. Just ensure only 2 or 3 muscle groups maximum are worked during the entire circuit and each muscle group stress only 1 or 2 in one week to ensure cortisol levels remain low and all positive hormones remain elevated and the body is able to regenerate and strengthen effectively.

Whatever your training regime is right now, if you are overlooking any of these high GH Output training staples in your weekly program, then now is the time to add them back in and with consistency. You do not want to miss out the full activation of the most important hormone inside your body on a weekly basis! Growth Hormone is our literal, fountain of youth with its rise and fall determining our bio-age on a daily basis.

Including some or all of these GH Training Elements outlined above into your weekly program, adapted to your current fitness levels with the intention of improvement every week, will have a major positive effect on your overall health, fitness, strength, muscle mass, body fat levels, mood and recovery.

author: Ryan McTeigue
References:
https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jappl.2000.89.3.937
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4562558/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4562558/