The Sprint 8 workout is an optimized intensity-based training program that allows your members to build muscle and burn fat quickly and effectively. Muscle mass naturally decreases and body fat increases as part of the aging process. Fortunately, you can slow down, stop or even reverse that trend when you use the same training tools that athletes employ.
When you train your clients like athletes, you will not only transform their bodies, but they will also grow much healthier in the process. Plus, they can accomplish this radical change in their body at any age, and they can do it in as little as 20 minutes a day, 3 days per week.
The Key to Longevity — Lengthen Your Telomeres with Sprint 8
The Sprint 8 Cardio Protocol can be used by anyone at any age. Just because older adults have quit using their fast-muscle fiber, those cells haven’t disappeared. They are just small and wimpy because they don’t get used. Begin recruiting all three muscle fiber types with Sprint 8, and you’ll do great things for your body, including looking and feeling younger.
Sprint 8 is great for your chromosomes — specifically, the ends of your chromosomes, which are called telomeres. Telomeres deter the degradation of your genes, protecting your cells from aging too quickly. They are somewhat like the caps on the end of shoelaces that protect them from fraying. In fact, research show telomeres appear to measure biological aging (as opposed to chronological aging). As telomere length becomes shorter, the structural integrity weakens, and the cells age and die more quickly. Shorter telomeres are associated with a broad range of aging-related diseases, including many forms of cancer, stroke, vascular dementia, cardiovascular disease, obesity, osteoporosis and diabetes.
The length of telomeres are important indicators of the body’s condition. Long telomeres are associated with health and longevity. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s study of centenarians concluded telomere length is associated with exceptional longevity. Conversely, short telomeres point to premature aging. They are in effect cellular timekeepers, and they are a more accurate gauge than your biological age. More importantly, we now know that telomere length is modulated by the insulin-like growth factor (IGF, or growth hormone) system, and telomere shortening and decline in IGF levels are features of aging.
So how do you ensure your telomeres are long? And what can you do to lengthen them?
Recent research on telomeres shows telomere length is preserved in healthy older adults who perform vigorous aerobic exercise. To be specific, telomere length is positively related to maximal aerobic exercise capacity. Researchers note that this may represent a novel molecular mechanism underlying the anti-aging effects of maintaining high aerobic fitness. So, vigorous, hard and fast cardio exercise releases growth hormone and in turn positively affects telomere length. In this way, Sprint 8 can be a valuable tool to improve health at the cellular level and a life-long weapon to fight the symptoms of aging at the cellular level.
Click below to watch a video by Jen Bolger on how gym owners can leverage the Sprint 8 workout program in their facility to boost retention, aquisition and revenue.
Matrix is the only commercial cardio equipment that features the science-based Sprint 8® sprint cardio program. It is available on 7xi, 7xe and 5x Treadmills, Ellipticals, Ascent Trainers, and Upright, Recumbent and Hybrid Bikes.
For more information about Matrix Fitness, visit matrixfitness.com.au.