Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Deadlift to Increase your Testosterone Naturally

Deadlifting 70% (140kgs) of 1RM (200kgs)  for 8 reps

The deadlift allows you to build muscle and power, strengthen your skeleton and improve your physique. The effect heavy training has on your hormonal system plays a key role in your progress. Hormone levels such as testosterone and growth hormone increase following a heavy deadlift session.

How does powerlifting help your gym progress?

Power lifting style weights training, which means regularly practising the deadlift, the bench press and the squat, leads to improvements in the testosterone response to weights training and to reductions in the rise in cortisol that occurs after training. 

This body adaptation takes place after only a few weeks of training and helps to explain why people who regularly perform compound weights exercises almost always have large, muscular and powerful physiques.

 It is important to remember that heavy training must be balanced with rest and recovery, or other hormones may limit your progress. 

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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Exercise Your Body To Strengthen Your Brain

Physical activity was a natural part of daily life life for our ancestors.

They walked wherever they had to go, tended their gardens, built their own homes and hunted animals for food.

Now in the modern world, we drive to work, sit at a desk, drive home and sit on the couch. We've almost completely eliminated movement out of our lives.

This is bad news for our bellies, our butts, our backs and most important OUR BRAINS! 

How Physical Exercise Pumps up your Brain Power

Physical activity improves the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body, which increases blood flow to the brain. This supplies the brain with more oxygen, glucose and nutrients which enhances the overall brain function.

Ways Physical Activity Benefits the Brain

  • Encourages new growth of brain cells
  • Enhances your mood
  • Enhances cognitive ability
  • Calms worry and anxiety
  • Helps alleviate depression
  • Helps woman cope with hormonal changes
  • Sparks better behavior in adolescents 

Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to enhance your brain function and keep your body looking good.