Do you do Peak 8 workouts? I searched the site but couldn't find an example of what this is. From the article it looks similar to HIIT, but it almost sounds like a weight training routine. I was kind of confused by the article - in one area it sounds like the advice to avoid sugar is for aerobic exercise and then Dr. Mercola later explains that this is just for Peak 8 workout:
Quote from the article:
"A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that eating a low-carbohydrate meal after aerobic exercise enhances your insulin sensitivity. This is highly beneficial, since impaired insulin sensitivity, or insulin resistance, is the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes and a significant risk factor for other chronic diseases, such as heart disease."
Comment from Dr. Mercola in the "comments" section:
"The recommendation to avoid sugar after a workout is primarily related to Peak 8 high intensity workouts. If you are not doing these then you are not increasing growth hormone. Remember ONLY Peak 8 type exercises increase growth hormone. If you are doing any other type of exercises then restricting sugars is not as important." ~Dr. Mercola
I also found the article was a bit disorganized for me. First they discuss foods to avoid, then veer off into eccetric resistance training (something rather difficult for a home exerciser), then off to how exercise effects the brain...
However, this article did spark my interest in HGH and its role in my exercise program. Off to do some research!
Thanks for the link