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Tim vs Aging – Day 59 – Weight Training, plus What Is HIIT and What Does It Do?

If you recall, two weeks ago, I was unceremoniously booted from Youfit for not having a mask. Today it was no problem, and only about half of the people were wearing masks (the emergency has been declared over in Florida, so now people are just propagating the terror of Covid for no reason…). I did a rather quick three circuits on the Cybex machines, did my stretching in between and included some short planks.

I’m not sure when yet, but I need to develop a free weight workout. The Cybex machines are fast and complete but they are stabilized and they isolate particular muscles. Free weights make you stabilize yourself, and require those supporting muscles contribute to the lift. To me (and I could be full of stink…) that means that you are stronger and more coordinated in the real world where you have to use these muscles.

Former MMA Champ Andre Arlosvky. My nemesis…

After all, my nemesis MMA Champ Arlovsky will not be defeated by pretty muscles, those muscles have to be strong, coordinated and properly reflexed!

HIE is high intensity, MOD is moderate intensity, CON is the control group. You can see a substantial improvement in the HIE group.

The exercise portion of the project consists of Weight Training and MMA Training with Trisha. Trisha’s program falls into the category of High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. Not that she advertises it that way, HIIT is definitely a step down from MMA training when you are impressing friends and strangers. But HIIT just means that you push all out for a period of time and then you slow down a bit, then rinse and repeat. The key is that high intensity should be HIGH INTENSITY!


This kicks in hormesis and autophagy very nicely giving you a number of great benefits described in previous articles. Your body gets better because it is responding to stress. But this research paper illustrates another very key factor. HIIT increases your output of Growth Hormone (GH) by a factor of 12! Growth Hormone is key in immunity and the regeneration of your body’s repair services, a primary anti-aging factor. We lose GH as we get older, so getting some back is certainly a bonus!

High intensity is a relative thing. You may not be able to kick a heavy bag or sprint a quarter mile, but whatever gets you sweating and breathing hard will be sufficient. But always try your best, cheating will not keep you young.


Tim vs. Aging – T minus 9 days – The Framework

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 8 days – Choosing the Epigenetic Test

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 7 days – The Supplements

Launch in 1 Day – What I am NOT doing (And would like to!)

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 6 days – High Intensity Workouts

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 5 days – The Hyberbaric Chamber

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 4 days – Stretching and Weightlifting

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 3 days – The Diet

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 2 days – Fasting

Tim vs Aging – Day 1 – The Project Begins

Tim vs Aging – Day 2 – First Weight Training Day

Tim vs Aging – Day 3 – Day After Weights, Soreness Kicks In

Tim vs Aging – Day 4 – Torture by Trisha

Tim vs Aging – Day 5 – A Strange Tangent

Tim vs Aging – Day 6 – Fasting

Tim vs Aging – Day 7 – Some Results!

Tim vs Aging – Day 8 – Anyone want to knock 20 years off of their biological age?

Tim vs Aging – Day 9 – The Weights – Plus Gut Bacteria?

Tim vs Aging – Day 10 – Off to the Doctor’s for a Checkup

Tim vs Aging – Day 11 – Some Baseline Data, and Maintaining Consistency

Tim vs Aging – Day 12 – Over the First Hump, plus Do Bodybuilders Die Sooner?

Tim vs Aging – Day 13 – Fasting Day, Ketosis Explained, plus What the Heck is a Niacin Flush?

Tim vs Aging – Day 14 – Recovery and Acceleration

Tim vs Aging – Day 15 – R&R, plus What is TRIIM?

Tim vs Aging – Day 16 – Weights, Wine — and a Foot Massage!

Tim vs Aging – Day 17 – No Weight Soreness, Gotta Have Pudding! – Develop Your Support System

Tim vs Aging – Day 18 – Torture by Trisha, Support Systems (cont.)

Tim vs Aging – Day 19 – Fasting Day, and Bacteria to Lose Weight

Tim vs Aging – Day 20 – Torture, but not too bad – plus a Cult progeny that is Good For You!

Tim vs Aging – Day 21 – Travel Day Screws the Schedule. And I am Officially Young Again!!!

Tim vs Aging – Day 22 – Still Traveling. Let’s talk about ‘Caloric Restriction’

Tim vs Aging – Day 23 – Travel Second Day – Plus Transhumans and Cutting Edge Biotech

Tim vs Aging – Day 24 -Travel Third Day – plus Potential for Brain Cell Repair

Tim vs Aging – Day 25 – Homebound – Makeup for lost time – lost weight – Oysters!!

Tim vs Aging – Day 26 – MMA workout – plus Hair Color Restoration?

Tim vs Aging – Day 27 – A Bit Sore – plus Criticism of the Hyberbaric Chamber Strategy

Tim vs Aging – Day 28 – Fasting – plus Will Immortality Lead to Overpopulation?

Tim vs Aging – Day 29 – Fasting is easy – plus Why Don’t People Exercise???

Tim vs Aging – Day 30 – Half Way There! Some Subjective Results

Tim vs Aging – Day 31 – Minor Schedule Break – plus Extending Life with Stem Cells

Tim vs Aging – Day 32 – All is Normal – plus Fish Oil, good or not?

Tim vs Aging – Day 33 – Feeling my Oats! Relief from Muscle Pain, Disappointed in Tae Kwon Do

Tim vs Aging – Day 34 – On Track – Plus my Theory on Foot Massages

Tim vs Aging – Day 35 – Fasting, a Shot in the Arm, Plus Creatine

Tim vs Aging – Day 36 – Trisha Rained Out – Plus Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

Tim vs Aging – Day 37 – Saturday Downtime, Plus Do Eating Right and Exercise Help? Maybe Not…

Tim vs Aging – Day 38 – Back to Weights! – Plus Very Expensive Skin Cream

Tim vs Aging – Day 39 – Monday Sucks – Plus Should You Eat “Processed” Foods?

Tim vs Aging – Day 40 – MMA All the Way – Plus The Ultimate in Stem Cells for Anti-aging

Tim vs Aging – Day 41 – In Between – Plus More about Fisetin – Myths?

Tim vs Aging – Day 42 – Fasting Day – Plus Five Fitness Factor for Longer Life

Tim vs Aging – Day 43 – No Trish today- Success on Poundage

Tim vs Aging – Day 44 – Sore calves, suffering greatly! plus something 800 time stronger than Resveratrol

Tim vs Aging – Day 45 – Weights? Kicked out of Youfit – Plus some Anti-Aging Vocabulary!

Tim vs Aging – Day 46 – In between day – Results from the Telomere Test

Tim vs Aging – Day 47 – Minor Project Breakdown – What Can I Do About It?

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