There’s a guy who runs around my neighborhood.
He doesn’t run actually. It’s more like a slow walk
that sorta looks like a run.
I’m sure you’ve seen this type of thing before.
Anyway, the funny thing is, despite all this exercise
he gets heavier and heavier every year…
Even though he’s out there 4 or 5 days a week for
an hour or more.
Because of this relentless wear and tear, I’ve
watched his body literally fall apart at the seams.
He’s to the point now where he runs with big
braces on both knees.
He also has a pronounced limp which favors the
left side of his body.
I don’t have any scientific proof for this, but I
believe he’s aging at an unusually fast rate.
He’s younger than me but he’s already gone totally
gray. He has wrinkled skin. And looks old, tired and
I wrote about this guy on my website a while
back. At the time, I mentioned that the body
always manipulates hormones in response to exercise.
And testing of distance runners has confirmed that a long
run can easily double cortisol production in your body.
It can also slash testosterone levels by as much as 50
But that’s not all…
This cortisol goes after your human growth and thyroid
stimulating hormones as well.
And remember. These are essential anabolic agents you
need more of as you age. Not less.
Research recently published in a prestigious medical journal
shed some light on this matter.
In this study, the researchers concluded that the ideal fitness program
for humans is one that mimics the movements of our distant ancestors.
Not the long, slow, boring cardio exercises that are so popular today.
(ever see an Eskimo run real slow for 26 miles for no apparent reason?)
The prefect exercise according to these researchers are:
Brief – Dynamic – Intense – Explosive.
Specific exercises that fire up metabolism. Fuel muscle growth.
Spike anabolic hormones.