training method for increased youthfulness, explosiveness and
energy by Erik Pålshammar*, MS. BS.
am a 31 old guy from Sweden who loves to run and to be healthy.
Periodically I was jogging up to twice a day at an average pace
in order to get better times at 10K races.
while ago I learned about the Sprint 8 protocol of Phil Campbell
from www.mercola.com - how it burned fat effectively, and how
one Sprint 8-session triggered an 771% increase in Human growth
I have been doing Sprint 8 for a while now and the results are
almost magical. I look younger, I have more energy and I am improving
my 10K-times while running fewer days per week than before. You
could say sprint 8 actually have made me biologically younger
as well as stronger and faster. - Erik Pålshammar, MS. BS.
**(Results may vary)
Absolutely Definitive Information - Authoritative Research
Reviewer, Raafe Rolland **(Results may vary)
a book comes out that everyone can trust absolutely as a guide
to achieving an optimum state of exhilarating health! This
is NOT a book telling you how to become so muscular you'll just
wow everybody. What the book clearly explains is how you and I
can stimulate our body to make more of the substances that cause
our ten systems to work as they're supposed to - not to continue
to diminish every year of our life. The author presents the results
of his thoroughly academic and experiential research in the very
clearest writing, with illustrations that make certain everyone
understands what he means to convey.
purchased several copies of this unusual book for gifts, the recipients
were so enthusiastic about it that I decided to take Mr. Campbell's
advice. The simple activity of using my ConceptII rowing machine
three times weekly for the time required to stimulate my own HGH
output caused me to enjoy two excellent results: I began losing
weight and I felt more energetic. (I'd used the machine for three
years, and I already knew the activity was very beneficial. I
had not, however, used it for precisely the time and in the way
specified by the author.)
months, I had an appointment with my endocrinologist, who'd tested
me several times for hormone levels - which were quite low. I'd
just thought I was getting on in years and thus slowing down.
The doctor prescribed a daily patch years earlier, which made
a very noticeable difference. After this blood test for hormone
levels, the doctor asked what I'd done to get my HGH and testerone
levels higher. Bioavailability and uptake had both improved sufficiently
that he decided to discontinue the patch for ninety days, when
I'll be tested again.
Go...is not the usual exercise book illustrating standard exercises
and warm-up recommendations. What sets this book apart from all
other health-exercise books is its explanation about revving up
the different divisions of a natural system. The endocrine system,
which is the body's manufacturer and monitor of extremely powerful
chemicals called hormones, is what Mr. Campbell has researched
and found to be the foundation, the beginning of robust good health.
The body can do nothing without them. We could not grow, endure
stress, work, reproduce, or even live. Mr. Campbell's research
has discovered and codified ways to optimize the endocrine system
- so we CAN work, endure stress, enjoy greater vitality (oh, yes!),
There is a
bonus to this optimization, beyond really heightened body functions.
The feeling of exhilaration and ebullience that always comes with
greater endocrine function really makes it possible for those
who want it to achieve a harder body - even if one is, lets say,
is like me - lazy and often not so motivated to work my body -
Mr. Campbell's advice is the most thoroughly researched and most
clearly presented I've encountered. I wish I could meet the man.
I just finished
reading Phil Campbells Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness program
and I have to say, Im totally blown away. Id be an
understatement to say that Ive read a few health and fitness
manuals in my time and have always struggled to put together pieces
to the fitness puzzle. Phil does just this for his readers.
In the beginning
chapters I found myself in awe and saying: Wow! That just
makes total sense! Yet, by the end of the book my dialogue
became more like: Hey! I wish Id written that!
In his 384 page, fully illustrated book, Phil gives everyone the
keys to the fitness club. You'll need only purchase, read and
Phil Campbell interviewed about Sprint 8 cardio
on Colorado & Company Denver Channel 9 here
(windows media player)
In my humble
opinion, one of the finest fitness pearls mined by Ready, Set,
Go! is Phil's answer to one question: "What do we do with
an athlete over 30?" His answer? Give them anaerobic exercise!
Yet, I don't want to give away too many secrets here.
here's just a couple more...
In this well
organized, lifetime fitness manual Phil will also show you:
-Research by research account of the bodys physiology and
how it ages
-How to prevent the bodys aging process by stimulating growth
-Guidelines for resistance training and competition performance
-As well as a straight forward fitness regimen backed by solid
Get your hands on Phils book to devour all the details.
I think youll find (as I have) the only limit to tapping
the fountain of youth - is your own ambition. - Review By Laura
M. Turner**(Results may vary)
Set Go Fitness" is a real breakthrough
in the health industry. His recommendations are sound
and exercise routines are extremely effective." -Chad
health & Fitness**(Results may vary)
an accurate book that is sure to improve
your health and performance!" - Chad Barnhart,**(Results
may vary) AFTA
of "Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness"
Kennedy*, Editor NutriCounter **(Results
you have reached a weight loss plateau,
Phil Campbell's new book may be exactly what you need
to pump up your fitness routine. Even if you don't
know the first thing about exercise, this book will
help you map out a fitness plan.
book is wonderfully geared to adults of ANY age. Phil
is 50; he has proven that you don't have to be 20
years old to get healthy and look fantastic.
highlights of the book include five different fitness
plans, the Sprint 8 Workout, and pictures of the recommended
exercises. He also gives specific advice on how to
keep your fitness routine working for you even after
you've stopped working out.
backs up everything he says with references to scientific
research. There isn't one bit of advice that he hasn't
backed up with a research reference. He has done his
homework and it shows.
using Phil's second level fitness plan and applying
much of the advice in his book. (I've applied his
plan to my home workout - I've never set foot in a
gym.) I have discovered that I actually do have muscles
in my abdomen! Write to me and tell me that his Sprint
8 Workout doesn't leave you totally exhilarated!
Set, GO! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults"
by Phil Campbell is available at Amazon, and Barnes
and Nobles. Visit Phil's site to learn more: readysetgofitness.com
is an excellent fitness workbook for anyone... Along with photos
of people performing the actual exercise, there are explicit
descriptions of how the exercise should be done correctly
and why!" - Lisa, managing editor - BOOK
REVIEW CAFE (results
Joanna Daneman* (results
Why, oh, why,
do we blimp out after 30? Even when I was active, lifting weights
and exercising regularly, I still found I gained weight steadily
after 35 years old? Is it just in our genes?
Campbell reveals some interesting scientific findings here, and
he provides practical 3 to 5 hour a week
work outs designed
to combat middle age spread.
The cover picture is of the author who looks rather
like a super-fit version of former President Clinton. It certainly
seems to work for himand he is fifty.
how growth hormone, banned from drug-free athletic competition,
is responsible for keeping that middle-age spread at bay. But
short of illegal injections in Mexico, what can a middle-aged
person do to boost their growth hormone naturally and reap the
discoveries show that you can significantly increase GH naturally.
Very specific forms of exercise, some nutritional supplements,
and adequate sleep, will increase levels of the hormone naturally,
even in older people.
findings are that eating properly before and after exercise can
either boost or inhibit growth hormone. For example, if you eat
a Big Mac, fries and then go work out, and two hours afterwards,
down the supersized coke or drink Gatorade, you can kiss results
good-bye. The combination of high fat before and high sugar after
exercise prevent the release of tiny amounts of growth hormone,
which puts on muscle and improves athletic performance.
The exercise programs here range from about 3.5 hours for beginners
up to 5 hours for enthusiasts. But at first blush, the workouts
seem excessively technical. They range from aerobics, to plyometrics
which are exercises that boost fast-twitch musclethe muscle
type that fades away with age. And then there are weights. The
book shows Mr. Campbell tossing javelins, doing karate kicks (another
of his areas of expertise), bounding and otherwise flying about.
This can be discouraging if you are a couch potato, but dream
of being fit (me, for example.)
Strategic Fitness Plans are five different fitness
levels- based on your age, your current fitness status, and training
experience. If you intend to follow this program, you
should visit your physician first if you are tremendously out
of shape. Some of the exercises here can get you hurt if you dont
go at them correctly (the bounding can whack your ankles.) And
a personal trainer, if available, would be a real asset. There
is a lot hereflexibility, fast movement (sprinting, fast
cycling), weights and more. It seems complicated at first, but
a complete exercise program should at least contain stretching,
aerobics and weights, so here you are adding the fast-twitch stimulating
exercises to combat that middle-age metabolic monster.
If you are
SERIOUS about wanting to beat aging and get or stay in the best
shape, and are noticing that age is beginning to take a toll,
this book could be very helpful.
I predict Campbell's book will become the next exercise bestseller!
Mandy Gibbons*, The Virtual Fitness Trainer
you've ever been just the slightest bit curious
about how human growth hormone can increase your
health and fitness then you've got to experience
this book for yourself.
Campbell's straight forward approach to educating
you on how you can naturally increase your human
growth hormone will undeniably shock you with just
how simple it is to achieve.
than being living proof himself at 50yrs, with a body
that looks like it's straight from the cover of a
muscle / fitness magazine, Phil instructs you step
by step through your time efficient fitness plan.
Set, GO!" caters for those of you who are just
starting out in your journey to get into shape through
to advanced routines that would challenge the most
experienced of athletes.
I read Phil's book not only was it a relief, it
was so refreshing to come across someone who is
making a stand and breaking away from the "old
school" type health and fitness programs. I
am a firm believer in the techniques that Phil uses
within his book all of which have been tried and
with offering you lots of variety and flexibility
with your routines "Ready, Set, GO!" is
jam-packed with exercises complete with written
instructions and photos, not to mention the careful
detail to training safely and effectively. And if
that isn't enough Phil even lets you in on on some
"no holds barred" advise on how you can
maximise your Human Growth Hormone release during
you're looking for a new approach to slashing body
fat, increasing lean muscle mass and taking your fitness
to a new level - then grab a copy of Phil Campbell's
"Ready, Set, GO!" today.
Review of Good Books
Rotunno*, Managing Editor (results
Lean and mean
workbook outlining Campbells Synergy Fitness plan for time-crunched
adults, a fluffless, step-by-step guide that promises four main
how-tos: Increasing the bodys anti-aging growth hormone
naturally; looking years younger while achieving optimum health
and fitness, developing a sprinters physique at any age;
and rediscovering the energy of youth.
A well-illustrated and explained in-your-face
rant that pushes the aerobics crowd to an all new level.
interesting argument in this attractive and thorough (and well-researched,
by the way) fitness training book is the idea that anaerobic exercise
will promote the release of the Human Growth Hormone in our bodies
and thereby lead to weight control and a reversal of the metabolic
slow down associated with aging beginning in our middle years.
exercise (as contrasted with aerobic exercise) is sprint training,
not endurance training. When we sprint we use muscle fibers that
Campbell identifies as "fast type IIx" as opposed to
"slow type I" used in long distance running. The use
of these "fast twitch" muscles leads to the increased
production and release of the growth hormone. Since it is all
the rage in some circles (e.g., Hollywood) to take injections
of the growth hormone at a cost of about $12,000 a year (it is
not effective taken orally), a program that allows us to produce
the growth hormone naturally would be a godsend. Our bodies as
we grow older produce less and less of the growth hormone and
this has been linked to what Campbell calls "somatopause,"
the well-known phenomenon leading to weight gain, middle-age spread
and a slower metabolism.
I have little
doubt that if my body would produce more growth hormone I would
be able to control my weight and perhaps look and feel better.
I feel pretty good as I am, but since I gave up playing basketball
five years ago, I have gained about 12 pounds. It's worse than
that, however, because I have lost probably about ten or 15 pounds
of muscle mass, so in fact I am now carrying around 25 to 30 more
pounds of pure fat! I was able to control my weight with the sort
of ease that Campbell describes in this book when I was playing
basketball (which is sprinting and more) three times a week. I
could (as Campbell claims he can) eat whatever I wanted whenever
I wanted, and never had to worry about my weight. I realized in
a flash while reading this book that indeed what I had been doing
playing basketball was anaerobic exercise.
of Campbell's program--or at least the part that interests me--calls
for no high fat foods one hour before anaerobic training and no
sugar foods for two hours afterward. This will stimulate fat-burning.
I know from personal experience that this is true. When you're
doing some serious anaerobics three or four times a week, you
just naturally eat less, and less often. I always thought this
was because my system made me less hungry because it didn't want
to divert its energies to the digestion of any more food than
was necessary. But perhaps it is the release of the growth hormone
that leads to the desire to eat less.
of how this works, it does work. But the problem for someone older
than Campbell (he's fifty) is that it is very, very difficult
to engage in a training program that involves sprinting because
it too easy to pull, tear or strain muscles which take a relatively
long time to heal. This is the "catch-22" of growing
older. It's hard to exercise enough to get into and stay in shape
because you're always coming up lame. However, Campbell presents
a carefully balanced and well-thought out program that just may
allow those over fifty to get into shape and exercise anaerobically
on a regular basis. (This program will definitely work for those
younger who are in good health.)
He uses the
trendy word "synergy" in the title because he believes
it is the synergistic effect of the total program, including weight
training, proper diet and the combination of anaerobic and aerobic
exercise that leads to fitness and an increase in the production
of the growth hormone.
question: Will this work? Quick answer: I don't know. Campbell
himself is the very picture of health with the well-muscled, but
lean body of a decathlon champion. When I was fifty I too was
in great shape (although I was not as strong as Campbell), and
looking back I can say that it was playing basketball on a regular
basis that did it. I can no longer play basketball but perhaps
I can sprint and weight train. I'm going to give it a try.
Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness
by Dwayne Hines*, II, CPT, national fitness writer
**(Results may vary)
book is a total departure from the traditional approach
to fat loss? Phil Campbells blockbuster
new book, Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness takes an effective
stab at the prevailing wisdom in the fitness world.
Set, Go! Synergy Fitness is a revolutionary
concept for fat loss and lean muscularity.
Campbell focuses on the key area of growth hormone
release through two familiar channels - diet and exercise,
but via unconventional means.
acknowledges the effectiveness of growth hormone intake
via chemical means, but also points out the dangerous
side effects and offers a
better alternative - using specific dietary and exercise
practices to manipulate growth hormone release in
a natural manner. It is anaerobic exercise
that will promote the release of the Human Growth
Hormone in a manner that works with, not against,
the health of the body.
Set, Go! Synergy Fitness is a
radical new approach to shaping the ultimate
physique. It contains the program for drastically
changing your body for the better.
book is also full of various weight training exercises,
plyometric training routines, sprinting and stretching
exercises to provide the body with a total package.
The book contains over 350 pages and sells for $19.95
in most major stores.
average Amazon book review customer ranked the book
as a five star rating (highest possible). If you are
looking for an effective way to burn off fat and boost
muscularity, grab a copy of Ready, Set, Go! Synergy
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in the world is "Synergy Fitness?" "Synergy
Fitness is a set of ten strategies based on current medical research
(with no gimmicks, no fluff) to lead you to the highest level
of fitness possible - in the shortest amount of time."
So what does
this all really mean to all of us runners, anyway? Haven't we
found the "fountain of youth?" Don't we all know the
secret of getting the most from our training as we age? Oh! That's
right. We will never get old as long as we run, will we?
So who are
we all kidding? First off not all of us are long time "experienced"
runners. There are thousands of budding middle age athletes out
there on the roads and trails trying to recapture a breath of
that youthful feeling we all once had. Just take a look at the
About Running Forums if you don't believe me. There are numerous
posts from men and women, alike, who are wondering why they just
can't seem to lose the weight as quickly as they once did.
no further. Ready, Set, GO! is just the reference and guide you
are looking for. Phil Campbell takes us on a guided tour (every
step an important one) to prepare us for "Synergy Fitness."
"Growth Hormone" and "Rediscovering the Energy
of Our Youth" to "Building Our Own 'Strategic Fitness
Plan,'" "Energizing Endurance" and "Accelerating
GH Release with Anaerobics" (Psst! The Fountain of Running
we are led
into a world of strength, vigor and power in our daily lives.
The Ten Steps are topped off with "Strategic Fitness Plans"
and "Training Logs" culminating with an "Eight
I don't care
if you are a professional runner, the local running hero or simply
another one of us "back of the packers" looking to "turn
the corner" I absolutely guarantee you will NOT be able to
put this book down - nor will you want to!
Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults
is the fitness book for us middle-aged baby boomers. It
focuses on the natural re-energizing of our bodies growth
hormone production, which is critical for anti-aging.
The instructions take into account all levels of fitness
and non-fitness. It is sensibly written and has an immense
amount of research data to back up everything it advises.
Where this book is different from many is in its focus on
the intensity of exercise which is required to see results
and in the importance of planning and timing. This guide
takes a whole-body and a varied type-exercise approach to
The author is a highly qualified expert who gives out trustworthy,
knowledgeable guidance. This is like having your own personal
Bob Spear*, Chief Reviewer and Publisher Heartland Reviews
NOTE: Bob Spear is a nationally recognized self-defense
expert. He is a 7th degree black belt in Hapkido, and has
presented at the Olympic Scientific Congress.**(Results
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