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The Bodybuilding Professor

Bryan Haycock MSc

Bryan haycock is an exercise physiologist, university instructor, writer, and consultant for the bodybuilding industry.

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How To Increase GH Output Naturally

How can I increase GH output naturally?

There are two basic ways of increasing GH output naturally:
by training a certain way and by using certain supplements. The key to increasing GH through training is by using short rest periods and large muscle groups. The effect seems to be connected with lactate production, so the larger the muscle mass generating lactate, the greater the stimulus to release GH. Basically, squats in a rep range of 10 to 12 with 60-second rest periods will boost GH output in response to each set. It’s not fun, but it works.

The other way is to use supplements. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Arginine! It’s arginine, right?” Yeah, no. I’m talking about nicotinic acid. Nicotinic acid suppresses fatty acid levels during training and, in return, boosts GH release severalfold higher than normal. Before you run out a start popping your first dose of nicotinic acid, you should be aware of one unfortunate side effect: Nicotinic acid causes flushing of the skin. It feels like an instant sunburn that lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, and yes, it’s just as uncomfortable.

But don’t let my methods discourage you. Instead, let the research showing that even large doses of GH won’t do you any good discourage you.1,2,3 Focusing on minuscule spikes of GH is a red herring. Focus instead on your diet, foundation supplements, and training.