June 18, 2012
Yes, I know the picture above looks extremely geeky and slightly intimidating, but what if you could replicate the effects of a 2 hour hard bike ride with about 20 minutes of training?
Using technology designed to help NASA astronauts get fitter faster upon their return from space missions, a company called Vasper Technologies has done just that.
I have absolutely no financial affiliation with this company, but just thought it was pretty dang cool how they've cracked the code on maximizing human growth hormone release via a concentrated 20 minute exercise session that combines cold thermogenesis, compression and a concept called “grounding” (which has been used by Tour de France cyclists for years).
Call me a nerd, but I got so excited about the potential of this thing that I got the developer of Vasper Technology on a podcast to explain exactly how it works (and the only reason I did this was that I think this thing will eventually become refined to the point where you can buy one for your home, rather then get hooked up at a lab like the photo above shows)…
So in today's audio interview with Vasper engineer Peter Z. Wasowski, you learn why you can actually benefit from increasing the concentration of lactic acid in your muscles by using a combination of cold and compression during exercise, and how this is different than something like compression socks.
My next step is to see if I can rig up a “poor man's version” of this thing by wearing my full length compression tights and shirts filled with ice sleeves for a single 20 minute intense bike ride.
I'll let you know how that goes…
In the second part of this audio, I include a brief interview with Erai Beckman, the mastermind behind Future Of Health Now, which you learned about in my article “The Secret Brain Bellyfat Connection“. I was given a sneak peek at all the videos in the Future Of Health Now series, and I'm releasing the cliff notes over at the BenGreenfieldFitness Google+ page.