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Christopher1
Thursday, August 25, 2011, 10:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I'm starting to learn more about the BTD and think it's great.

I know O's need vigorous exercise to rid themselves of stress, catecholamines in particular.

What is the best way to do this? Regular cardio?

Some other health gurus have been claiming that long-term cardio increases cortisol (probably more true for A's, but still), preferring sprinting at high intensity to raise growth hormone.

I have been doing these sprints but don't feel the same relaxing effect after a 25 min. run at a slightly lower intensity (aerobic). My guess is that the sprints, although good at raising growth hormone, do not open up the metabolic pathways long enough for the catecholamines to melt away.

Also, I read a post somewhere that hunters need this type of cardio to open up certain detoxification pathways. Is this true? The books don't talk about this.

This is all new to me, and I would really like people - O's or not - to add their own unique thoughts on this topic. I would like someone to challenge my point of view. I think it is important for us to get the best form of exercise, so that we can feel good.
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I'm not a good subject because I prefer all my exercise at home except hillwalking. I do NOT like being out in today's modern world with all the hype about exercise because everyone's trying to sell it and everyone's trying to be an expert, brains or not and talent or not. Why don't you do what's good for you first, then add to the body of knowledge here?


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I am an explorer who thrives on physical exhertion.  I also love qigong exercises.  I have been learning how to combine awareness and using breathing with intense physical activity and using mental imagery.  

When i played basketball in middle and high school, i would picture Michael Jordan's movements when i had the ball.  When i ran long distance running in high school, i would imagine my legs were really long and like i had a cushion of air underneath me.  I would run for miles!!
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I have been doing these sprints but don't feel the same relaxing effect after a 25 min. run at a slightly lower intensity (aerobic). My guess is that the sprints, although good at raising growth hormone, do not open up the metabolic pathways long enough for the catecholamines to melt away.


Sounds like the body is speaking to you! There are so many choices with cardio. What do you enjoy? I favor jogging and Zumba. I used to love Forza (samurai sword workout) but it is no longer offered in my area. If I miss a few days of cardio I start to feel like I am "jumping out of my skin" and need to get moving. Weight training is important for us too. As a Hunter, I try to exercise every day, or 6 days a week.

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Christopher1
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Thank you for all the replies.

Does anyone know about the catecholamines? Detoxification pathways? I am interested in this. Are these benefited through lengthy cardio?
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  Try shorter, more intense cardio resistance workouts.  Lean Muscle Hybrid, Controlled MuscleFatigue, Turbulence Training.  This is my strategy combined with more relaxing walks.  As much as I love  steady state cardio its never done a darn thing for me.  A little is ok but it won't get you lean and healthy.
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Have found Nia Dance Therapy wonderful.  I think there are practioners all over the world.  Website is http://www.nianow.com.
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this is a great video ... on movements.. thanks..


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Quoted from Christopher1
Thank you for all the replies.

Does anyone know about the catecholamines? Detoxification pathways? I am interested in this. Are these benefited through lengthy cardio?


Sorry, I don't know about the catecholamines or detox pathways.  It was recommended to me on this forum that I look into The Maffetone Method by Dr. Philip Maffetone, as it is good for Hunters.  Maybe you could check that out.  Hope someone can answer your questions.  I'd be interested too  


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