Fat Burning Hormones Can Double Fat loss:
One thing that you probably hear all the time is that you should try to eat or have a protein shake as fast as possible after exercise to feed your muscles.
And if your goal is to gain muscle this is probably the best choice.
…If your goal is to burn fat and the intensity is high enough during exercise (which 90% of the time it should be), using this approach can actually block fat burning hormones.
Let me quickly explain so you can maximize the hormonal effect and increase fat burning hormones after your workouts.
The Post Workout Hormonal Trick that Double Fat-Loss
This is a trick that definitely goes against the grain and would probably get an old-school bodybuilder all riled up.
But I recommend you keep your body in a fasted state after high intensity exercise for at least 30 to 60 minutes.
This is great trick that I’ve personally used for years to get (and stay) lean despite what every other fitness expert or guru may tell you. And I never lose muscle using the trick.
Here’s the simple science.
Hopefully you know by now that high intensity exercise will force your body to release all kinds of fat burning hormones by ramping up your sympathetic nervous system.
This is what helps create a fat burning hormonal environment inside your body.
However, the minute you consume calories, you’ll spike your body’s primary storage hormone – insulin.
And although insulin helps shuttle nutrients to muscles quickly, it could potentially blunt or block your growth hormone and other fat burning hormones from working their magic after workouts.
Simply put, insulin is the “antagonist” of growth hormone and possibly other hormones. And every time you eat or consume calories, you raise insulin.
In theory, the absence of insulin along with the presence of these “fight or flight” hormones will also spare muscle and help you burn a lot more stubborn fat.
That’s why I recommend you ride the fat burning wave during this 30 to 60 minute post workout window.
Ultimately, when it comes to aggressive fat loss, the solution is to get the best of both worlds.
You can do this by fasting for about 30 to 45 minutes after your workout and then consuming a post workout shake or meal.
Fat burning hormones are activated if
you’ll wait to eat or drink your protein
30-60 minutes after your workout!
This way your body can still take advantage of the post workout “metabolic hormonal window” to burn fat, while still getting nutrients soon enough to absorb nutrients at a much faster rate.
A word of caution: Do NOT try this approach if you’re not healthy or have sugar issues. Get cleared by your doctor and build a foundation of basic conditioning first.
But if you’re experienced and you’re belly flab won’t budge, this hormonal metabolic trick might just to the trick.
And if your goal is to gain muscle, having a protein or nutrition shake immediately after exercise is the logical choice.
You’ll help facilitate faster recovery and burn up and store nutrients at a much faster rate because of increased fat burning hormones, enhanced insulin sensitivity and increased metabolic rate.
But if your goal is to burn fat, the minute you put calories in your system you’ve just instructed your body to stop burning fat and start burning calories instead.
If you’d like to gain muscle and burn fat at the SAME time, it gets a little trickier. You have to customize.
And that’s where my buddy Rusty Moore’s Visual Impact Blueprint can provide the perfect solution. I’ve went through this entire course and was personally impressed with the setup.
Rusty is an expert on the two types of muscle growth that affect the “look” of a muscle.
Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy: This is growth caused by the increase in fluid (sarcoplasm) within a muscle cell. This is a fast way to increase the size of a muscle, but since sarcoplasm is a fluid and can’t contract…it won’t make the muscle significantly stronger.
Myofibrillar Hypertrophy: This is actual muscle fiber growth. This adds a lot less to the “size” of a muscle than sarcoplasmic growth, but since muscle fiber can contract…it will make the muscles significantly stronger.
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Have an awesome Thursday,