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Exercising during leptin reset...

Discussion in 'The Leptin Rx' started by Jenny Young, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Cuffy

    Cuffy Gold

    One tip I've seen repeated about exercise (at least for those of us working toward optimal) is to exercise between 4-6pm. Getting the heart racing in the morning, when cortisol is naturally high, may not be ideal for some of us. Of course, if your afternoon cortisol is high, then you might need to rethink fitness choices then, too.
     
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  2. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    In case you haven't see it, you might find the answer to the question Why should I avoid aerobic exercise during the reset? on the leptin reset FAQ page useful. https://jackkruse.com/the-leptin-rx-faqs/ :)
     
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  3. Jenny Young

    Jenny Young New Member

    Thank you. I did read that. That was the article that triggered my question. He said that if you're leptin resistant, then you're a "sugar burner" and that isn't the case with me because my way of eating already has my glycogen stores depleted and my body has already adapted to exercising in that state.
     
  4. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Seriously? Wow!
     
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  5. Jenny Young

    Jenny Young New Member

    What do you all think about, instead of face dunks, hanging out in my pool (63 degrees today) for 10-20 min or daily? My pool temp is dropping a little bit every day and with highs in the 50's next week, I'm hoping it'll get to 55 soon. I was wondering if this would be a good way to adapt?
     
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  6. drezy

    drezy Gold

    It'll be hard to beat being submerged in cooler water. Any natural body of water may be preferable, but a cold pool is a nice option.
     
  7. Jenny Young

    Jenny Young New Member

    Would you say it’s better to cold adapt by face dunking then? I’m just starting CT (today).
     
  8. drezy

    drezy Gold

    The CT protocol is out there. I'd stick to that and gauge where you stand unless you are one of the few haplotypes that don't respond to CT. In the end we're all our own experiments.
     
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  9. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold


    I think the key for anyone is to decide whether or not they are leptin resistant, and if they decide they are, then it isn't likely that they are the exception to the exercise rule. The leptin reset is about improving mitochondrial function without depleting stem cells, so the exercise bit is important to get right. If someone is leptin resistant then their body can adapt to exercising in that state, but from my understanding of the blog, it will be at the risk of depleting their stem cells. If the chosen exercise causes excessive apoptosis under the hood, stem cells won't be yelling oy we are being used up too fast …. that just happens ……… That could be bad, or catastrophic, depending on someone's previous dieting history. It is far safer to comply with the exercise recommendations until leptin sensitive again. :)
     
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  10. Carol Palmer

    Carol Palmer New Member

    Hi Jenny,
    I am a new member so not as knowledgable as those who responded but I am wondering if you exercise because you really like it and it adds quality to your life OR you are exercising to lose weight (punishing yourself). If it is first then how about walks in nature that increase your heart rate a little. If it is the latter then I would say do the CT, it will give you the largest amount of weight loss. It will also only burn fat and not decrease your muscle mass as you lose weight, increase your metabolism and help turn white fat to a beige fat that is metabolically active.

    What that means to me is that the weight that comes off with CT will not rebound back like it tends to do in more conventional diet/exercise weight loss scenarios.
     
  11. Jenny Young

    Jenny Young New Member

    Thanks for your input. I would say I'm a little bit of both. I don't particularly enjoy it, but I'm not doing it to punish myself either. I would say I do it because I want to be healthy and I feel better when (after) I exercise. I haven't done any real exercise since starting the leptin reset this week. Today, I went out for a brisk walk to the gym. I didn't work out there because I choose not to work out under the lights there knowing what I know now, but I just used the red light therapy machine and the massage and walked back home. I've started the CT. I did 20 min in my 63 degree pool over the weekend, just to see how I could handle it. I know the temp isn't low enough and I'm not cold adapted yet, but I would much rather sit in there than run for 30 minutes. I'm working on face dunks. The temps are dropping here in AZ and my pool is now down to just under 60... I'm really looking forward to seeing what the CT does for me!
     
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  12. Carol Palmer

    Carol Palmer New Member

    Hi Jenny,
    Great Job! From what I have learned any CT that is is below your normal body temperature is a win. 20 minutes in 63 degrees is absolutely enough to be able to tell a difference quickly. Lucky you to have a pool!!
     
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  13. Jenny Young

    Jenny Young New Member

    It like 58.5 now... so close! I live in AZ, so it won't be this cold for long. In the summer it get to like 96...hah. I'm still doing the face dunks, so looking forward to jumping in soon! Once I get through the two weeks of face dunking, I'll be in there!
     
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  14. Carol Palmer

    Carol Palmer New Member

    Today I read why Oprah is still obese and found more information regarding not exercising during the Leptin Reset. I think it is explained well.
     
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  15. Jenny Young

    Jenny Young New Member


    Thanks! I remember seeing that, but I have not read it. I'll check it out.
     

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