Hey, welcome to another instalment from your hot bod. Today I’m going to present you how intermittent fasting can really help you in the weight room, which can only be a win win situation.
First off, let’s look at different types of weight training, from a simple point of persuasion you have compound movements and you have isolation movements, theses two movements build the foundations of any weight training program. In my scientific opinion compound movements are superior as they grant you a bigger bang for your buck, compound movements dramatically increase your metabolism and keep it raised after the workout, they increase HGH & testosterone which results in getting you that Athletic physique.
So what takes place when you combine fasting with weight training you may ask. Well by now I’m sure you all recognize the benefits of intermittent fasting, I have given you a brief idea of why compound weight training is the great tool use, let your imagination run wild combine the 2 and reap the benefits. Try the workout below and let me know how you get on, I’m always here to help and love hearing from our devotees.
Compound weight training workout:
Sets 4 reps 4/8
Upper body: bench press, military press, bent over row, chin ups.
Lower body: deadlift, Romanian deadlift, power cleans, leg press.
Hey, then what if I told you that you could reverse the ageing process, wipe away the wrinkles and remove that stubborn cellulite. Sounds good already, right? Only now your probably thinking what’s the catch, what am I being lured into buying.
Considerably, I’m telling you right now there is no catch, you don’t have to spend a penny on miracle creams, super supplements all you have to do is change how you eat, yes that’s right you heard me, all it takes is a change in your lifestyle.
Yes, that’s right something as little as changing how we eat can really have an amazing effect on our hormones, and one of the most important hormones in our body, is HGH (human growth hormone) which is produced in the pituitary gland, but enough with the science I don’t like to bore our members with science I like to pose to the cold hard facts.
Growth hormone is amazing, here’s a list of the benefits:
• Builds and maintains muscle
• Burns fat
• Increases bone density
• Improves our mood and well being
• Anti-ageing properties
The list could go on forever HGH is an incredible hormone that could quite possibly turn you into a superhuman well not quite but you will feel peachy!.
Intermittent fasting is the key, 16:8 studies have shown that intermittent fasting cause HGH levels to increase 5 fold. Prepare the change now follow how our ancestors intended us to eat and not how billion dollar corporations want us to eat.
Welcome to another dose From your Hot bod’s blog, I’m sure you all know my name by now, but for those of you who don’t my name is Ste Ainsworth and I’m the founder of your Hot Bod.com.
Right, let’s get to it, II’m going to try and keep it as simple as possible for you and not blind you with science, so what exactly dose insulin does for us, insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas and allows us to use glucose (simple sugars) for energy or store as glycogen in our liver and muscles.
You’re probably thinking how dose insulin effect fat gain, well in a nut shell the common western worlds diets consist of too many sugars being ingested, resulting in a massive increase in obesity rates and diabetes type 2. Now what if I told you intermittent fasting can control your insulin levels. Your curious right, Intermittent fasting enables advanced fat clearing in our muscles and liver, increase insulin sensitivity, reduced after meal blood glucose apart from the exercise, intermittent fasting is the most powerful natural insulin sensitizer known to man.
Basically, this means lowering your insulin levels you are able to maintain a lean appearance, no more feeling tired throughout the day and live a healthy happy life 👍🏻
Turning your body into a fat burning machine, is simpler than you may think intermittent fasting switches on the fat burning furnace in a number of ways, such as, lowering our insulin levels, studies have shown that insulin levels are at their lowest as we wake.
HGH Levels have also been shown to increase dramatically over a 16 hour fasting period 12 – 16 hours being the sweet spot.
Testosterone levels have also been shown to rise due to intermittent fasting, eating this way allows our bodies to repair themselves on a cellular level, and has also been proven to have a positive impact on brain health, due to increases in a brain hormone (BDNF).
As you can see intermittent fasting is a unique tool we can use to look younger, slimmer and more muscular. See you guys next time when we go into a little more detail on the effects of insulin.