What is the best form of exercise for people who have high estrogen levels? Is it strength training? Aerobics? Pilates? All nice choices but not the best form for what I typically call a pear shaped body. The best and effective methods for getting rid of the junk and cellulite are a form of lactate training. Let’s look at a typical sprinter…yes I now genetics does play a role but these athletes train and push them to the limit. Ever get that feeling of throwing up? If you don’t you are not creating enough lactate but if you are then you are in the right zone. By feeling this way one has increased lactate which leads to a dramatic increase in Growth Hormone resulting in significant burning of body fat. Consider that the amount of GH injected by professional body builders each day is actually a smaller amount than released by the body during lactate training (Poliquin, 2007). There are two very effective LEGAL methods of increasing Growth Hormone levels; Proper Exercise and Sleep! For this purpose we will only concentrate on increasing levels through exercise. There are many forms of exercise that are able to do this. The cheapest and effective method is Sprinting
Feel The Burn!!
That “burn” one feels in a muscle is caused by the splitting of ATP (the body’s energy molecule) by the muscle in order to maintain its contractile properties. The lactate produced is actually supposed to decrease the amount of burn by neutralizing the acidic nature of the contracting muscle. If the muscles fill up, (with what?) they have to be emptied. The body uses the lactate as metabolic fuel for the heart, liver and kidneys (Brooks 1985).
Keep a look out for the 2nd part of this blog series.