Benefits of Fasted Exercise | The Secret To A Hollywood Physique

I’m about to uncover one simple trick that
will give you a Hollywood physique. Hi, I’m Dr. Zyrowski with If you’re new to the channel then, as always,
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to excel your health and your life and you’ll be well on your way. In this video, we are talking about the benefits
of fasted exercise. You know, when you look at these different
fitness gurus who stay lean and shredded all year round and you look at these different
Hollywood actors who have perfect physique and you look at the tricks that they use, one
of them that all of them are using is fasted exercise. Again and again, when I look at how they do
this, how do they stay so lean and ripped all year round, it’s through fasted exercise. So, I’m going to go ahead and teach you how
to do it and some of the science behind it, and why it even works. Let’s go ahead and jump right into this and
at the end of this video, I’ll go ahead and share with you some of my pro-tips. Now one of the things that’s really important
to mention here before we jump into the science is that when we look at fasting and exercise,
we’re talking about intermittent fasting. We’re not talking about a three-day fast. We’re talking about intermittent fasting where
you’re going to fast for 16 hours, and eat your meals within an eight-hour period. If you’re not familiar with this, check out
my powerful videos on intermittent fasting and it will give you all the details. Now the reason that this works so well in
that you’re able to actually cut fat while doing this fasted exercise is because the
sympathetic nervous system is activated. So, the sympathetic nervous system, what it
does simply is sets off a cascade of events that really forces your body to burn fat. Now, the sympathetic nervous system is activated
because you are in a fasted state, and you are putting your body into an exercise routine
which is putting a little extra stress on the body. So that sympathetic nervous system is activated
and it forces the body to burn fat, as I said. Now the next big thing that happens is there’s
an increase in acute oxidative stress. Now you’ve probably heard me talk before about
chronic oxidative stress being really bad for the body because it just breaks it down
and it tears down your cellular function and so much more, but acute oxidative stress can
be a good thing, and here’s why: because what it will do is it will really boost antioxidant
activation. Now one of the major antioxidants that it
boosts is one called glutathione. Once again, you might have heard me talk about
that one before. And glutathione is simply the most powerful
antioxidant in the body. I always refer to it as the armed guard that
takes the bullet when your body has a threat. Now this armed guard is protecting you from
oxidative stress, from free radicals, from chemical exposures, the list goes on. So, when we boost glutathione in our body,
it does some really great things for overall bodily function. Now the other thing that is activated is a
really powerful enzyme called superoxide dismutase. Now this enzyme, what it does is it actually
protects– or it actually repairs and helps recover our cells from free radicals such as
superoxides. So, when we are fasting and exercising, we’re
getting this boost of superoxide dismutase, but also a powerful antioxidant called glutathione. Now the next big thing that happens when we
do fasted exercise is cyclic AMP and AMP kinase are activated. Now these two cellular factors and catalysts
simply force the burning of fat. They force your body to use glucose so that
during the exercise you’re burning sugar, and then after the exercise you’re burning
fat, and that is what helps so much to actually burn that fat off the body. The next big thing that happens is brain-derived
neurotrophic factor is activated. And when we look at neurological well-being
and also the biological youthfulness when it comes to your nervous system, simply, brain-derived
neurotrophic factor is going to help with the production of new neurons and new communications
in the brain, and when we look at anti-aging, this is a really big deal. Now just like brain-derived neurotrophic factor
doing good things for your brain, the muscle regulatory factors are also activated and
that, just like you– just like what brain-derived neurotrophic factor does for the brain, this
does for the muscles. It helps with the stimulation of new muscle
growth and also helps keep your muscles young. And we can look at these two factors in the
body working as an anti-aging mechanism to help keep us youthful and also promote longevity. Now, here is a really important thing that
happens when we do fasted exercise and it has to do with your hormones. Because, when we look at the studies, what
we see is that when people were doing fasted exercise, they were able to boost growth hormone
by up to 1300% in women and 2000% in men. Now when we look at so many people who are
trying to stay young and promote youthfulness in their body, like these Hollywood actors
are trying to build muscle but also age gracefully, simply what, in many cases that they’re doing
is they’re getting growth hormone. They’re also getting testosterone, they’re
getting these different hormones because their levels are low in their body. But if we want to do this naturally, if we
want to boost these anti-aging hormones naturally, simply do it with fasted exercise. So, it really helps boost the growth hormone,
it also does great things for boosting testosterone. And now last thing I want to mention here
when it comes to the hormones is it helps increase insulin-sensitivity. Okay, when we look at major disease today,
diabetes and heart disease and so many of the other ones out there, one of the major
ways that these diseases start is with the insulin not being sensitive, the insulin not
being heard. If we want to promote healing in our body,
we also want to avoid these different disease out there. We want to make sure that our hormones are
staying very sensitive, and by doing fasted exercises, it increases insulin sensitivity
which is going to do many great things for shuttling sugar into the cell and keeping
our bodies functioning as they should. Now, at the end of this video I told you I
would mention some pro-tips, so let’s go ahead and jump into those. Now, the first thing I want to mention is
that when you’re doing intermittent fasting, you need to be following a good quality diet. This is so important. You should not be doing this when you’re eating
a greasy food diet, fast food, that kind of thing. You need to be eating a good whole-food diet
that supports the body nutritionally and make sure that you’re getting the proper nutrients
so that you can actually really benefit from this. Now the other thing that I want to mention
is that if you want to really amplify and magnify the results that you can get from
fasted and exercise, high-intensity interval training is your way to go. If you’re not familiar with what that is,
check out the video I did. I did a very powerful video on high-intensity
interval training that shows you all the ins and outs that you need to know in order to
start using it and the benefits from it. And so, first of all, make sure you’re following
a good-quality diet, utilize high-intensity interval training, and then, a lot of these
benefits, though they are really directed toward intermittent fasting and exercise,
one of the things that you can do is you can actually just exercise before breakfast. Okay, let’s say if you’re somebody, you’ve
got some different health concerns, and this whole thing sounds just a little bit too aggressive
for you, one of the ways that you can still see the benefits of this, it’s not going to
be as amplified, it’s not going to be– you’re not going to boost growth hormone as much,
you’re not going to get as good of results. If you still want to see some of the benefits
of this, then what you can do is simply exercise before your first meal of the day. So guys, I hope that this information was
super powerful for you. Like I said, this is just the one trick that
you didn’t know. The one thing that you really needed to uncover
in order to stay lean. I hope that you implement this information,
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