Players Play Well into Middle-age
Phil Campbell - Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time Crunched
The quick answer - it's the anaerobic exercise
perform during practice that does the trick.
Anaerobic exercise - the
hard and fast, sprinting types of exercise - is shown by medical researchers to
make the body produce significant amounts of the most powerful anti-aging
substance known in science - growth hormone.
It's widely reported that
several well-known entertainers take injections of growth hormone for its
anti-aging, youth rejuvenating properties. And growth hormone has been banned
for athletes because of its ability to improve performance.
New research shows that
anaerobic workouts can make the body increase this hormone by 530%. And this
keeps older NFL players strong, lean, and performing like their younger
Middle-age NFL players may have more birthdays than the
rookies on their team, but their anaerobic workouts are keeping them
competitive because they're releasing the most powerful, body fat reducing,
muscle-toning, anti-aging hormone produced by the body.
So it shouldn't be a
surprise when a team - known for its old guys - performs magnificently during
the season, wins playoff games, and makes it to the Super Bowl.
there's a lesson here
Growth hormone injections
are given to children with clinical stature growth problems to help them grow
normally; however, these injections do not make adults grow taller.
Increasing growth hormone
levels in adults can improve several measurable clinical factors of the
middle-age spread, which has been recently named "the somatopause" by
The middle-age somatopause is signified by
energy decline, weight-gain (around the middle, and hips), loss of muscle, and
wrinkled skin after the age of 30.
There are two cures for
the middle-age somatopause, growth hormone injections, which have very serious
side-effect risks, and high-intensity anaerobic exercise.
exercise should be a part of every fitness routine. However, caution is
necessary when adding high-intensity training to a fitness routine. Even young
adults should take caution and have a slow, progressive buildup program.
The Take Home
Physician clearance and a
progressive buildup to high-intensity exercise is a must for middle-age and
Don't read this and head
to the nearest field to run some full-speed deep post patterns trying to
release growth hormone (as some of my X-jock friends have done and pulled
Implement a fitness plan
that will slowly and progressively add higher intensities to your fitness
training. And build to the point where the four HGH-release benchmarks can be
achieved during workouts.
Have a great day!
Phil Campbell, M.S.,
Author Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time Crunched
National Institutes of
Health research cited in newsletter,
USA Track & Field
Huntsman World Senior Games
USATF National Masters XC
& 5K Championships
NOTE: The purpose of this article is to expand thinking about
fitness as an informational source for readers, and is not medical advice.
Before attempting the Synergy Fitness program, the Sprint 8 Workout, or any
high-intensity exercise program, consult your physician. This is not just a
liability warning; it's wise to have a baseline medical exam before beginning a
fitness program. Make your physician a partner in your fitness improvement