There is no doubt that you have learned about the wonderful hormone which is responsible for growth and muscle size, human growth hormone. Without sufficient amounts of this hormone you won’t grow no matter how regular you may be training.
The easiest way people try and get more of this hormone is by taking steroids or injections. Yes sometimes this is medically necessary when you have a deficit and your health is at risk, however this should be your last resort. Experimenting with medication and steroids could be risky if you do not know what you are getting yourself into.
Never fear! There are many natural ways to increase hgh giving you more muscle growth, muscle repair and overall better health benefits.
Get into the habit of sleeping smarter
Lack of sleep is the number one culprit that robs us from a good steady supply of human growth hormone. Hgh is released by the pituitary gland located in our brain and is released when we sleep. When your sleep schedule is irrational your body struggles to know when to release this hormone and decides to withhold some of it due to poor sleep. Make it a habit to go to bed at a specific time and get up at the same time every morning – yes that even means on weekends. It will take about 7-10 days for you to get used to your new sleep schedule, but the results will amaze you. You will produce more hgh, feel energized all day and be more stable emotionally and physically.
Train with intensity for maximum results
When you train with great intensity your body has no other choice than to release more hgh to repair your torn muscles. Your body goes into what is called the anabolic mode, where your metabolism increases and hormones like hgh and testosterone is released to build your body back up. Intense exercise means training and lifting heavy. You should only train for about 45- 60 minutes per day taking minimum rest in-between sets, only about 1.5 minutes.
Control your stress factors
When we place stress on our body or mind, we release cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that helps us deal with stress by calming us down. However too much cortisol has the reversed effect of breaking down our bodies and works against hgh. To raise your levels of hgh you will need to get rid of the extra cortisol that is produced, by finding ways to deal with stress in your life such as relationships, career and finance and taking enough rest.
Cortisol is also released when we do too much cardio exercise. Cardio has the effect of putting our bodies into a catabolic mode (breakdown of body). This is not always a bad thing as the catabolic mode helps break down fats. However we are far better off to minimize cardio to avoid extra cortisol. We can get even better fat loss results by boosting our metabolism with weight training.
Get proper nutrition
We can raise our hgh naturally by eating more protein and cutting down on high GI carbohydrates such as white bread, sugary and fatty foods. When we eat foods such as these our insulin levels rise and this works against hgh production. Make sure to eat enough protein especially after an intense workout for even better hgh production.
Don’t go to bed with a full stomach
After eating a meal our body pumps vast amounts of blood to our stomach to help breakdown and digest the food. However the problem with hgh is that your brain releases most of this in the first 2 hours you fall asleep, and when your body has to work so hard on digesting food in your stomach, hgh production is minimized. So to maximize your hgh, eat a light meal about 2 hours before you go to bed, this will ensure that your body is ready to make some hgh.