Builds cardiovascular endurance, lowers body fat, and maintains metabolic health while effectively increasing the production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH is a synergistic, foundational biochemical produced in the pituitary gland which plays an important role in promoting overall health and longevity of our vital organs, heart function, brain neurological health, and metabolic regulation.
TIME NEEDED: 20 MINUTES two-three time per week
HOW IT WORKS:
*Peaks your heart rate (HR) to the anaerobic zone (oxygen depleted – rapid breathing) for 20-30 seconds followed by bringing your HR down to the aerobic zone (oxygen transported – deeper breaths and you can speak between breaths) for 90 seconds. *Cycle through this pattern for 8 reps.
An example would be sprinting, cycling or rapid walking for 20-30 seconds followed by 90 seconds of jogging or slower cycling or walking repeated for 8 reps.
WHY IT WORKS:
Dr. Mercola’s Peak 8 training works to increase your overall health and engage your Body Current intelligence in the following way:
*Increases production of HGH with the high intensity bursts of cardiovascular training which engages the super-fast muscle fibers.
*Brings you into the present moment through heightened and engaged awareness of the body intelligence response to intervals of intensity and sensory perception.
*Allows the body/mind intelligence to entrain with the rhythmic pattern of the interval training and align with the cadence of your breath. This stimulates your 10th cranial nerve which is the master regulator of your nervous system.