This urban myth is not true. There are solid scientific reasons to combat middle age spread. Waking up on Sunday morning after a football game can be more painful than you remember. One reason is that we produce less Growth Hormone as we get older.
Growth Hormone is vital in helping
- Repair injuries
- Protect against muscle wasting
- promoting fat loss
When we are in our 20’s, all of our growth is finished and our GH production has dropped rapidly. However, there are strategies that both exercise and nutrition can be used to encourage natural Growth hormone release.
You can boost your GH naturally by taking a short nap, as GH is released shortly after we fall asleep. Also, you can do sprint exercises that burn calories. These will increase your body’s natural production of GH.
As professional rugby players age, in their late 20’s or early 30’s, it becomes more important to support their hormonal systems and eat well. Everyone should keep their lean muscle mass. We all know someone who is slowly losing her strength. With the right nutrition, it is possible to slow down this process.
Anti-aging and weight management are all about protecting your lean muscle.
Lean Muscle is your metabolic engine. This does not mean that you need to lift weights or train like Schwarzenegger. There are many ways to improve your health and performance through nutrition and exercise.
Your metabolism will increase if you have more lean muscle. This helps to keep you lean. This is another reason rugby players need to eat so much. They have a lot muscle that needs fueling. Low-fat diets (some of which are the most popular) can be quite CATABOLIC. They use muscle to produce energy.
Some diets can help you lose more muscle than fat
The worst thing that could happen is to lose muscle. Your body’s shape doesn’t change, and your metabolism engine slows down.
Although you may appear lighter, the scales will tell you that you have your pot belly and a man boobs.
If you are looking to lose weight, it is important to keep and grow more muscle. Your body requires more calories to maintain the muscle mass you have. A lot of muscle means that your body is constantly burning calories. When you’re trying to lose weight or dieting, your muscles work for you. Your body requires more energy to function, so it burns fat to get that energy.
This is your METABOLIC RATE.
My Four Week Fat Loss Plan was built on years of experience with professional rugby players. They don’t want to lose any muscle. To ensure that it preserved lean muscle, I made sure it was great. I recommend to my clients who are interested in losing fat to exercise resistance training and drink protein drinks afterward to increase muscle mass, burn calories, and preserve what they have.
But no weight loss program can guarantee you won’t lose any muscle. My clients should take Growth Hormone supplements. There are many options, but they often have too much sugar which can make it difficult to lose weight. Contact me to find out the best option.
Don’t feel guilty if you take a nap after work. Think of the health benefits.