Human Growth Hormone (HGH) might as well be called “The Fountain of Youth.” HGH
benefits are so highly sought after that billions of dollars are spent every
year in an attempt to replicate them.
We’re willing to bet that you’ve heard about HGH or have even purchased
supplements before. But here’s a huge secret that the pharmaceutical industry
doesn’t share: your body makes HGH and is fully capable of producing more under
the right circumstances.
Now the million-dollar question becomes, why spend money on something that the
body makes for free?
So if you’re tired of wasting money and time, get ready to learn how to increase
HGH naturally and why X3 does it so effectively.
What is Human Growth Hormone (HGH)? #
We’re not going to lie; HGH is pretty incredible.
It’s aptly named a “growth” hormone because it does just that, especially during
One of the most well-known benefits of HGH is the preservation of muscle mass
body fat is lost
The controversy surrounding HGH comes from the side effects of injecting
exogenous growth hormone and the illegal sale and use of this compound. But
anyone at any age can get more HGH naturally and avoid these issues altogether.
Background of HGH #
HGH is made by the pituitary gland and travels through the bloodstream to the
targeted areas. Certain events, like exercise, injury/trauma, and sleep, have
been known to trigger HGH production.
Over an average lifespan, HGH production is at its highest during childhood and
peaks during puberty.
It begins to decline during middle age, which is one of the reasons why people
consider supplementation. HGH is responsible for regenerating healthy cells in
adulthood, protecting your muscles and skin, and
promoting fat loss
After an injury or trauma, HGH is released in higher amounts to help the area
heal and recover, earning the claim as a regenerative hormone.
Sounds impressive, right?
The Dangers of Synthetic HGH #
Up until a few years ago, it was easy to get a prescription for HGH. In fact,
professional athletes have long used HGH to build lean muscle.
Sounds ideal, so what’s the catch? Well, there are
with exogenous HGH, and some of them are pretty scary. Injecting large amounts
of synthetic HGH can cause your internal organs to grow, making your stomach
look like a sea turtle shell. Not only is this unsightly, but it’s also
dangerous for your health.
Injecting synthetic HGH also alters your body’s natural production of HGH and
other hormonal-induced activities, including sleep and exercise.
The body appears to respond differently to exogenous HGH, causing side effects
not seen with internally produced HGH. Individuals often experience the
growth of body parts
shouldn’t be growing, namely internal organs. That’s coupled with a lack of
growth response to the areas that should be growing (e.g., muscles).
And don’t think that taking synthetic HGH in the form of a pill is any better.
There is no evidence to suggest that HGH in pill form is even effective.
The Relationship Between HGH, Stabilization, and Muscle Load #
Although your body can produce HGH on its own, it has to be triggered to do so.
Working out is a trigger for the release of HGH, but some forms of exercise do
this better than others, which we’ll discuss next.
The Importance of Stabilization #
Stabilization is your body’s way of keeping you upright against gravity through
reflexive muscle contractions
. This process requires varying
amounts of work, depending on the activity. While standing requires minimal
stabilization from the muscles, carrying a heavy load requires much more.
Surprisingly, the stabilization process triggers HGH release. Dr. Jaquish’s
expanded upon this and found that stabilization increases HGH production
200% to 2600%
. Incredible, right?
But that is only part of the equation.
The difference between 200% or 2600% has to do with the amount of muscle
loading, aka the amount of force your muscles produce. Rather, loading +
stability = HGH production.
We can all agree that standing on a balance board is more challenging than
standing on solid ground. The former will increase HGH production by
. And, believe it or not, this is a small effect compared
to other interventions.
Now think about the amount of stability needed for a heavy overhead lift. In
this scenario, you’re recruiting neck, shoulder, back, core, and lower body
muscles to maintain your stability. This tends to result in a 400–600%
increase in HGH production
Exercises that combine higher forces with an enhanced requirement for
stabilization, provided by an unstable oscillating platform, have been shown to
2000% increases in GH
And consider this: the two factors that together seem to drive increases in
growth hormone are higher forces applied to the muscles in conjunction with
greater requirements for stabilization.
If you were to use variable resistance to apply the force, as opposed to
weights, you could produce even greater amounts of muscle loading than have been
tested before, leading to even greater GH production for any given level of
The Sprint Effect #
Did you know that sprinters can generate power outputs that are over
4x their body weight?
Sprinters have high amounts of muscle mass, which allows them to produce the
power needed to sprint. Powerful sprinters also have insanely low amounts of
body fat. In many cases, sprinters are able to achieve this physique as a result
of intense but low-duration training.
Interestingly, much of this outcome is attributed to sprinters’ need for
stabilization. That’s because sprinters require high amounts of reflexive
stabilizing muscle activation to remain stable and sprint quickly.
And remember, HGH is naturally increased with high forces placed on muscles
along with challenging
. The positive
hormonal benefits of this kind of exercise are known as the Sprint Effect. X3 Can Naturally Increase HGH—Here’s How #
True or false: Little or no HGH is released when performing a leg press. TRUE,
and it all relates to stabilization.
Your body is balanced against the seat pad in the leg press and does not need to
exert a significant effort for stabilization. Regardless of the work that your
legs are doing, this exercise lacks the stability required to stimulate HGH
On the other hand, squats involving the same weight can trigger a 634% increase
in HGH because they require your body to stabilize itself and the load as you
through the lift
Other exercises, like the chest press and deadlift, can stimulate high amounts
of HGH production for similar reasons.
How X3 Naturally Increases HGH Through Stabilization #
There is a tremendous release of growth hormone and testosterone with the use of
In his book, Weightlifting Is A Waste of Time, Dr. Jaquish showed us how the
X3 Bar variable resistance system
allows you to lift to
accommodate your strongest range of motion. Because you’re no longer limited to
your weakest range of motion, the X3 presumably stimulates even greater amounts
of growth hormone than would be possible with weightlifting alone
Add in stabilization through the
you’re able to quickly lose body fat and build muscle all at the same time.
The GH accelerator is a vibration platform that compliments the X3 Elite system.
When you stand on it, it activates reflexive stabilization firing in muscles
throughout your body.
When this stimulus is combined with the high forces provided by an X3 workout,
ideal conditions are created to maximize your body’s production of HGH and
serotonin while potentially lowering cortisol, the hormone responsible for
feelings of stress and anxiety.
Vibrations are set at 30 Hz, which have been proven to support
natural HGH production
. Final Thoughts On How to Increase HGH Naturally #
We’ve just discussed how the body can naturally make more HGH under the right
circumstances. And our methods won’t place you at risk for dangerous side
effects and hormone dysregulation.
The key to increasing HGH naturally is to use a combination of high stability
requirement exercises and greater loads, like those seen with variable
resistance. We recommend using the X3 with the GH accelerator to replicate
conditions shown in research to maximize exercise-induced HGH production.