HGH & FMS Experiment

Where Human Growth Hormone Meets Fibromyalgia

4/12/2003

Posted by Thumper on February 3, 2007

My ISP decided to take a nice 24 hour vacation, followed by intermittent naps, leaving me with time to only write a comment in the last entry, but little else. During the ISP downtime I found myself overly irritated by lack of internet access–I mean really irritated–but I don’t attribute that to anything having to do with the HGH. I blame it all on hormones, something I haven’t had to deal with the last 15 months, but suddenly am. And it sucks. I feel like one giant, raging, PMS, get-the-crap-out-of-my-way, give me allthe chocolate, don’t BLINK at me the wrong way, hormone.

Aside from that, everything is all hunky dory 😉

Workouts have consisted of a lot of walking the last couple of days; I picked up this book I heard mentioned on TV, The Power Of 10, which is basically another fitness how-to book. I found it intriguing, because it’s similar (and the author gives props to) another weight lifting technique known as the Super Slow method. The idea behind both is to do single sets of weights, but do each rep very slowly–on both the positive and negative resistance ends–and take the muscles to fatigue. Workouts should take only 20 minutes or so, once or twice a week, but with more gains in lean muscle mass than doing weight training 3-4 times a week at the regular speeds and numbers of sets and reps.

It clicked with me because I remembered hearing about the Super Slow method a few years ago; it was developed as a way for women with osteoporosis to exercise, gain some lean muscle, and protect the bones. The women made so much progress in so short a time that some body builders gave it a try, and realized they were making huge leaps in muscle gained.

I’m only a little way into the book, but it looks interesting and I may give it a shot. I like the idea of only hitting the weights once or twice a week, but more importantly, I like the idea of making quicker progress in gaining lean muscle mass. Less time in the weight room leaves me with more time in the pool, which I’m discovering I really enjoy. I hate having to parade around in a swimsuit, but I love working out in the water.

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