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Benefits of SABER

WARNING....Side effects may include:

Looser waistbands
Decreased cholesterol
Lower blood pressure #s
Increased stamina
High self-confidence
Better sleep
Increased metabolism
Decreased body fat
Increased muscle mass
High five-related injuries
Increased testosterone
Higher hGH
Longer lifespan
Decreased cancer risk
Improved cardiovascular health

There is a growing body of work that supports the muscle building, cardio strengthening, and fat burning benefits of a Supramaximal Athlete Building Exercise Regimen (SABER). Supramaximal training is the single most effective way to increase VO2 Max, which is the maximum capacity of an individual's body to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise, and this reflects the physical fitness of the individual. SABER also increases HGH levels. You will switch to burning fat as your body's preferred fuel. Oh, you may live longer, too. If you stick with this, it will change your body. There are too many benefits to cover on a single page.

It is super-hard to properly pace yourself to squeeze out this sort of performance. That's why most people benefit from coaching.

Improve your strength and endurance:

His (Dr. Izume Tabata) research followed extensive monitoring of Japan's speed skating team in the early 1990s when he – along with the team's coach Irisawa Koichi – noticed that short bursts of brutally hard exercise seemed to be at least as effective as hours of moderate training.

Tabata set out to show this with a simple experiment. One group of moderately trained students performed an hour of steady cardiovascular exercise on a stationary bike five times a week. The other group did a 10-minute warmup on the bike, followed by four minutes of Tabata (Supramaximal) intervals, four times a week – plus one 30-minute session of steady exercise with two minutes of intervals.

The results were startling. After six weeks of testing, the group following Tabata's plan – exercising for just 88 minutes a week – had increased their anaerobic capacity by 28% and their VO2 max, a key indicator of cardiovascular health and maximal aerobic power, by 15%. The control group, who trained for five hours every week, also improved their VO2 max, but by 10% – and their training had no effect on anaerobic capacity.

"We have also measured increases in heart size after three weeks of doing the protocol," says Tabata. "And there is also forthcoming research that shows that it lowers the risk of diabetes in humans, something we have already shown in rats."

Another soon-to-be-published finding, which Tabata describes as "rather significant", shows that the Tabata protocol burns an extra 150 calories in the 12 hours after exercise, even at rest, due to the effect of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. So while it is used by most people to get fit – or by fit people to get even fitter – it also burns fat.

Burn more calories:

“The magnitude of EPOC increases with increased exercise intensity for both submaximal and supramaximal exercises…As such, it has been speculated that the increased metabolic rate associated with EPOC is one of the primary contributing factors to the success of high intensity interval training (HIIT) programs for weight loss.”

This increase can be up to an additional 15% of the calories burned during the initial exercise session. It may not seem like a lot, but four 1,000 calories sessions in a week, can yield an EPOC boost of 600 calories in one week.  After three months, that’s 48,000 calories burned directly and 7,200 calories burned via the metabolic boost.  Two additional pounds of fat burned with zero additional effort is no joke. Since you burn off about 100 calories/mile from walking, you’d need to walk an additional 72 miles just to burn off the bonus (EPOC) calories. Pure cardio burns fat very effectively, but once you stop moving, you cease burning the fat. Pure cardio takes A LOT longer. Pure cardio can wear down joints and lead to repetitive motion injuries.

Live longer and healthier:

"The results of the present study provide evidence that leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is related to regular vigorous aerobic exercise and maximal aerobic exercise capacity with aging in healthy humans.

LTL is not influenced by aerobic exercise status among young subjects, presumably because TL is intact (i.e., already normal) in sedentary healthy young adults.

However, as LTL shortens with aging it appears that maintenance of aerobic fitness, produced by chronic strenuous exercise and reflected by higher VO2max, acts to preserve LTL.

… Our results indicate that leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is preserved in healthy older adults who perform vigorous aerobic exercise and is positively related to maximal aerobic exercise capacity. This may represent a novel molecular mechanism underlying the "anti-aging" effects of maintaining high aerobic fitness."[i]

High-intensity interval-type (HIIT) training also can NATUALLY boosts human growth hormone (HGH) production. A 2003 study published in the journal Sports Medicine found that "exercise intensity above lactate threshold and for a minimum of 10 minutes appears to elicit the greatest stimulus to the secretion of HGH."[i]

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