Harald, that is remarkable progress. Did you change your diet at all or is this a product of just the increased endurance work. I'm figuring the latter as I suppose your diet was already dialed in.Just my experience so far:
I am seriously into endurance training since mid August. With seriously I mean, to build an aerobic base, Maffetone talks frequently about.
To build an aerobic base, I have to get in tune to myself, to get to know, where I have to go to with my breathing and breath rate, cadence of strides while running or strokes when rowing, all around relaxed feeling while moving which result in a frame of heart rate that yields benefits that seem not to be attainable otherwise.
I remember @aciampa said somewhere the magic of the Maffetone formula lies in the adjustment. I totally agree with it.
In this four months I lost 10kg/22pounds of bodyweight, lots of fat around the waist. I move better and regained lots of mobility/flexibility. Good aerobic training seems to make me more modest.
This is just not true.I only brought this up as a question and wanted some knowledgable feedback.
I did not disbelieve that this was thought; I simply do not agree with the conclusions of most of the literature that states this. To be clear in my meaning, I don't believe the conclusions of many authors as being applicable to anyone other than the sample population that they used in the study, especially if it narrow.I am surprised that so many disbelieved that it has been thought that aerobic exercise lowers testosterone and GH levels.
But the research you are reading states something different:It was also my understanding that when these levels drop, cortisol levels rise.
The bottom line, Carl, and why I initially responded to your question how I did is this: this just does not play out in many clinical experiences. Plenty of athletes use LSD/aerobic training to get into shape for whatever, and obviously do not suffer from low T or GH.LSD is aerobics exercise therefore also lowers these levels.
I agree too; not only because the adjustments are smart, but because when you're talking about steady state aerobics (running, cycling, rowing, etc.) as we are, 5 or 10 BPM is a very large difference in what is happening physiologically, and how the body responds and adapts to the training.
Many of us that are doing the LSD training along with kettlebell training are seeing these changes. I got a Bod Pod measure today that shows a lean mass increase of 3.5 pounds along with a 4.5 pound weight decrease since 8/23/16. That's 8 pounds of fat melted away from all my hours of cycling that I've been doing these last 8 weeks! It is a wonderful thing, especially this time of year when things often tend to go the opposite direction.In this four months I lost 10kg/22pounds of bodyweight, lots of fat around the waist. I move better and regained lots of mobility/flexibility. Good aerobic training seems to make me more modest.
I did not change my diet, and it is anything but dialed in. Fat, carbs and protein, I have them all and am not overly obsessed with it. I am just a bit more cautios, about what westernized children like. My craving for caffeine is reduced.Harald, that is remarkable progress. Did you change your diet at all or is this a product of just the increased endurance work. I'm figuring the latter as I suppose your diet was already dialed in.
that is an EXCELLENT observation! I am not qualified to comment on the veracity of that statement, but it sounds intuitively right... blood is a transport mechanism, so whatever is NOT present in it tells a story too... so simple and intuitive it probably gets overlooked all the time. Science has to be complex or it doesn't countTwo thoughts here, one is that many people (even doctors) fail to realize that the blood level of a hormone, to some degree, indicates the amount that's NOT being used. The article points this out ("increased utilisation of the hormone by muscle tissue and increased hepatic degradation of the hormone, may be responsible for the decrease"). So a higher level may indicate poor utilization, a lower level indicate good utilization.
I would tend to think you're doing it exactly right!I seem not want to replenish, what I "burned" through my endurance activity
Can you elaborate a little? As I understood it what you are saying is, if one is eating sugar (and this includes carbs) and (dietary) fat together, body uses up the sugar intake first, and if that was enough for the body, it will store the dietary fat intake as body fat.When you eat both of them, body use sugar first. If it is enough to get energy it needs, it will store fat. If it is not enough, it will consume a little in its "fat storage".
If it is not enough meaning, if both sugar and fat together is not enough?If it is not enough, it will consume a little in its "fat storage".
We assume that one consumes both sugar and fat and then, has an activity:If it is not enough meaning, if both sugar and fat together is not enough?