Welcome to the weekly best resources for men over 40. I will be re-capping over…
Not too long ago, I wrote the most popular post I’ve ever written on increasing testosterone – the king of anabolism. Today, I’m going to talk about testosterone’s brother, Human Growth Hormone. This post will really help you to increase HGH levels very quickly.
Human Growth Hormone naturally declines in men as they age, particularly once they’re over 30 or so. Some of the benefits of increasing HGH include:
- Muscle mass retention as you age (losing muscle is one of the biggest causes of disease)
- Fat loss
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased strength
- Longer, healthier life
- Higher energy levels and feelings of well-being
- Better sexual performance
- Improved skin and looking MUCH younger
So there’s a whole host of reasons as to why you should increase HGH, especially if you’re over 40 and looking to max out your potential.
So without further ado, let’s get into some of the most powerful, yet unusual strategies for sky-rocketing your HGH levels…
#1) Extended Fasting
Extended Fasting is one of the most powerful methods to increase HGH, and tons of studies have been done on this, particularly in fasts that last three days or longer.
How it works with Intermittent Fasting and HGH is essentially this:
The less time spent digesting food, the higher your HGH levels are going to be.
Very important for Men Over 40.
Another reason that extended fasting works very well, is of course the fat loss that comes with it when done properly. Properly meaning you’re still training with intensity (yet low volume), you’re still sleeping well etc.
Check out the Ultimate Extended Fasting Manual for more information on this.
But fat loss lowers estrogen, and the very act of losing fat increases HGH levels as well. Lower body fat percentages are simply conducive to better hormonal health.
I’ve talked about OMAD before, and it follows the same pattern as above in terms of time away from food, but from more of a long-term standpoint.
This is a fantastic transition into your Intermittent Fasting journey coming out from an extended fast, and will allow you to keep burning the fat, keep the eating window narrow, and keep your HGH levels as high as humanly possible. In fact, the leaner you get, the higher they’ll get.
OMAD is where you will see the ‘real’ fat loss, meaning tissue loss which takes time.
Yes, supersetting your compound exercises, is a great way to increase your exercise intensity and HGH levels. You WILL experience a massive spike following these workouts.
Some great examples of this include weighted pull-ups/push press, OR incline bench/barbell rows, OR dumbbell front squats/dumbbell arnold press.
Supersetting these big, powerful movements will add muscle, increase HGH levels, and keep your cortisol levels nice and low, due to the time efficiency of not having rest time in between sets.
The ideal program for max HGH is the James Bond program.
Also on a training note:
Sprinting also provides you with that short, powerful burst of anabolic-type exercise, without raising cortisol levels too high. Provided you:
- Perform these on separate days to your lifting sessions
- Take some days off and keep an eye on your recovery/performance
- Keep the workouts to 20 minutes max
My new favourite:
#5) Blue Light Blockers
These glasses are a great way to calm your overactive brain down, by ensuring that your eyes KNOW that it’s no longer daytime, and it’s time to sleep.
Yes, scrolling on Instaglam, Fakebook or even Twitter, will absolutely reduce sleep quality and therefore your HGH levels.
Block the blue light in the evening, and you’ll block the number one HGH-killer.
#6) Swap Sugar For Fruit
The most common question I always get on Twitter is: “Does fruit count as sugar?”, and the answer is a resounding…
Sugar will seriously mess up your energy levels, body fat levels, and HGH. Fruit will not. In fact, if you eat plenty of vitamin C-dense fruits, you will boost your HGH levels by a significant margin.
If you want more muscle, better sleep, a lower body fat set-point and a better overall quality of life, then make sure you’re getting your HGH game on point.
Fasting is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal, but there’s also a couple of training and lifestyle hacks for you as well.
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