Lactate Threshold Training

Written by Deborah Caruana RN, MES, CPT

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What is it? Why do we do it? It's not just because it'srepparttar toughest workout you have ever done in your life. And it's not just because you can feel your metabolism going throughrepparttar 135887 roof, burningrepparttar 135888 fat almost instantaneously. It's also not due torepparttar 135889 fact that after a few workouts you start to see muscle tone and then get really inspired to get more results. It's certainly not that, even though its so painful and you can't wait to do it again because you know in your heartÖThis is how exercise is supposed to feel. These are notrepparttar 135890 reasons we do Lactate Threshold Training. What is it? When muscles contract vigorously for long periods,repparttar 135891 circulatory system begins to lose ground in delivery of oxygen (necessary for energy production). In these conditionsrepparttar 135892 breakdown of glucose is converted to lactic acid. Asrepparttar 135893 lactate is produced inrepparttar 135894 muscles, it leaks out intorepparttar 135895 blood and is carried aroundrepparttar 135896 body. If this condition continues,repparttar 135897 functioning ofrepparttar 135898 body will become impaired andrepparttar 135899 muscles fatigue very quickly. This point is often measured asrepparttar 135900 lactate threshold. Why Do We Do It? The aim ofrepparttar 135901 training system is to saturaterepparttar 135902 muscles in lactic acid, which will educaterepparttar 135903 body's buffering mechanism to deal with lactic acid more effectively. Thus raisingrepparttar 135904 anaerobic (lactate) threshold. It's notrepparttar 135905 lactic acid that causesrepparttar 135906 burn inrepparttar 135907 muscles as you exercise, butrepparttar 135908 hydrogen ions released asrepparttar 135909 lactic acid leaks out. An elevation in blood lactic acid levels is a major trigger of growth hormone (HGH) release. Increasing HGH, is beneficial for gaining muscle / lean tissue and reducing fat.

How it Affects Aging: Many ofrepparttar 135910 physical and personal changes that are associated withrepparttar 135911 aging process are directly related torepparttar 135912 age related decline in Human Growth Hormone, HGH. The 'acknowledged symptoms' associated with 'maturing' are directly related to hormonal demise. In 1996repparttar 135913 US FDA approved HGH for treating symptoms associated with adult hormonal demise. The FDA approved that medical signs and symptoms of HGH demise are parallel withrepparttar 135914 conditions associated withrepparttar 135915 progression of aging: Fat gain, muscle loss, loss of energy, poor sleep, skin changes, bone density loss, libido issues .. all HGH related. Increasing HGH has an effect on our skin, body composition, muscle tone, mood, energy, sleep quality, and bone density. How it Affects Metabolism: Fat utilization requires HGH! Low blood sugar triggersrepparttar 135916 secretion of HGH to utilize fat for energy. The best time for HGH stimulating exercise is inrepparttar 135917 morning afterrepparttar 135918 all night fast. If you cannot exercise first thing inrepparttar 135919 morning, time meals so that you have several hours ( 2 - 3 ) to burn offrepparttar 135920 blood glucose fromrepparttar 135921 meal, before you workout. A relatively hard, planned and synergistic workout will result in up to a 250% increase in HGH secretion. How it Affects Posture and Alignment: The constant total body movement (infinite & constant movement variations ) results in a constantly changing center of gravity. You instinctively assume a personally optimum posture and naturally fine tunerepparttar 135922 muscles for grace, balance, alignment and posture.

Taking a week off from training every 8 to 10 weeks is very important for overall recuperation. Many people have a psychological barrier to taking time off from training. They feel like they are going to shrink. Not so. In fact after your week off for complete recovery you will usually come back stronger and energized. This program is based onrepparttar 135923 research published byrepparttar 135924 recognized leaders of HGH and AntiAging Research: Dr. Donald Rudman, Dr. Ronald Klatz, Dr. Mario DiPasquali, Sandy Shaw and Dirk Pearson. Renowned doctors, authors and scientists with findings published worldwide. New England Journal of Medicine, several best selling scientific / technical medical books and a multitude of magazine articles.

Exercise Nutrition: How To Keep That Energy Up!

Written by Kathryn O'Neill

How many times has this happened to you?

>> You psych yourself up mentally (you are GOING to do it!)

>> You donrepparttar outfit (you can practically feelrepparttar 135886 energy flowing through your veins!)

>> You lace uprepparttar 135887 running shoes (Nike: Just Do It - thatís you.)

>> You grab your towel (because ANYONE SERIOUS needs a towel).

Then itís time.

Itís time to sweat. Itís time to burnrepparttar 135888 evil fat from your body. You facerepparttar 135889 treadmill (or stair climber, or rowing machine, or exercise video withrepparttar 135890 perky aerobics instructor on it).

And you start.

You warm up, and start moving faster and faster. The sweat starts to pour. The blood is pumping. Man, you are burning! That size 2 exercise instructor is going to look like a whale compared to you when you get through!

The adrenaline hits your blood and you feel GREAT! You could exercise forever! In fact maybe you will exercise forever!

Your time winds down. Ok, maybe youíd better slow down, no sense in going TOO crazy here. The cool down sure feels good. You turn offrepparttar 135891 treadmill, orrepparttar 135892 exercise video and head torepparttar 135893 shower.

Then it hits you.


You feel like you want to die, or at least sleep for about 12 hours. You go throughrepparttar 135894 day craving anything you can easily grab: anything edible or, depending on how good it looks, anything at all. Nutritional value? Who cares!

But nothing seems to satisfy you and you could swear that youíve just eaten allrepparttar 135895 calories you burned during exercise PLUS more!

What wasrepparttar 135896 point in exercising at all if you go through your day tired and eating everything in sight? It was just a waste of your time and a stress on your body for nothing right?

Well, not necessarily, not if you can learn from it. Here's how to avoidrepparttar 135897 above experience when exercising:

1) Check Your Hydration Levels

(I know not really excitingóbut it will do wonders!!)

The average adult loses 10-12 cups of water a day (thatís not including water we lose from exercise, caffeine, etc).

Itís estimated that approx 75% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated. And even MILD dehydration will slow down oneís metabolism as much as 3%.

And hereísrepparttar 135898 key, all you exercisers: Lack of water isrepparttar 135899 #1 trigger of daytime fatigue!!!! Unfortunately this fatigue often gets mistaken for hunger and we eat more than we need in a desperate effort to get that water back into our bodies.

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