Phil Campbell -
Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time
(sa-mot-a-pause) is the name medical researchers give to the metabolism
slowdown that typically begins in the mid-30s. This condition has been called
the middle-age spread, and the middle-age bulge. Whatever it's called, the
middle-age somatopause impacts 80 million baby-boomers in the U.S. and millions
more world wide. Clinical Signs of the Somatopause
of bone density
Increasing body fat
(especially around the waist)
What causes the Somatopause?
The somatopause is directly
related to the decline of growth hormone produced by the body during aging.
However, a specific form of exercise has been shown by researchers to increase
growth hormone by 530%! The following chart illustrates the
Growth Hormone Declines
Cures for the Somatopause
There are two main cures for the
middle-age somatopause; growth hormone injections (not recommended), or the
natural method, anaerobic exercise.
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It's widely reported that several well-known actors take growth
hormone injections for its anti-aging, youth rejuvenating properties. And GH
has been banned for athletes because of its ability to improve performance.
While research shows serious side-effects are possible with this
therapy, everyone knows instinctively -- when you inject something into your
bloodstream that costs $1,500 a month (that can put on muscle like steroids,
and pull 28 pounds of bodyfat off a 200 pound person), it doesn't take rocket
science to figure there's a price to pay in the long run.
Hold on! There's a better way to get the benefits of increasing growth
hormone! And it's 100% natural and it doesn't cost a dime - just a little of
The Natural Cure for the
Growth hormone can be increased 530% with anaerobic exercise - the
short-burst, get-you-out-of-breath quickly, sprinting types of exercise. You
don't have to spend all day in the gym, jog for hours, or starve yourself. But
it does require high-intensity exercise for short periods.
"Aging is often
associated with a progressive decrease in the volume and, especially, the
intensity of exercise. A growing body of evidence suggests that higher
intensity exercise is effective in eliciting beneficial health, well-being and
training outcomes. In a great many cases, the impact of
some of the deleterious effects of aging could
be reduced if exercise focused on promoting exercise produced growth
exercise-induced growth hormone response in athletes," Godfrey, Sports Med.
Now, before you go out and run, cycle, or swim a few 100 meter sprints
or power-walk some steep hills, it's important to note that anaerobic exercise
is the most productive form of exercise (from the GH anti-aging standpoint),
but it's also the most dangerous. Even young athletes need to warm-up, and
progressively build intensity levels or risk pulling hamstrings, calf muscles,
and Achilles tendons.
Middle-age adults need to slowly ease into high-intensity anaerobic
exercise. And for some reason, many of my X-jock friends believe that this
warning does not apply to them. Even well-conditioned athletes, who can jog for
miles, need a progressive, six to eight week buildup period.
Adults can successfully add anaerobic fitness training to their
fitness program, but there needs to be a slow, progressive buildup period. And
physician clearance should be obtained before beginning any type of
Have a great day!
Phil Campbell, M.S., M.A.,
Author Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness
National Institutes of Health research
cited in newsletter click
Research Summary 1
Research Summary 2
Chapter 1 Your Body's Ultimate Fat Burning, Muscle Toning
Anti-Aging, Anti-middle-aging, Synergistic Agent