+++ Bring your favorite Health, Nutrition, and Fitness Books (2 or 3) to the Friends and Family Day so that people can can check out what to read +++
Darren doing some tire flips while everyone watches from the shade.
4 rounds for time,
Rest 2 minutes
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Afterward, practice weighted ring dips 5, 5, 5, 5, 5
Last time, we started looking at the physiological effects of fasting. I first looked at it from the perspective of energy production. As we saw, fasting has several effects on hormones, such as glucagon, epinephrine, and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). These hormonal effects allow the body to tap into its stored energy reserves so you can keep on trucking. Today, I want to look at a few additional hormonal effects. Part of the problem we run into is that studies thus far have been done on long-term fasting of multiple days, whereas weâ€™re more interested in the short-term effects of Intermittent Fasting. So weâ€™re going to have to do some educated theorizing. . .
. . .If we look at growth hormone (hGH) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF), we also see increases during fasting. As Robb pointed out, these two hormones â€œare crucial in actions such as tissue repair, hypertrophy, DNA repair, lypolysis, and, to some degree, strength.â€ That seems to bode well for those of us engaged in intense activity and could explain why so many people report improved workout recovery while IFing. And while IGF has been linked to some forms of cancer, animals tested on IF protocols have shown increased IGF levels, but decreased levels of disease. . .
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