Update: Strength Training and Camellia Sinensis
The last post I wrote on strength training and Camellia Sinensis was on Monday, May 23rd. Since then I've refined my weight training schedule a bit, and have been using kettle balls once a week. All in all I'm working out for approximately four hours a week. After about one week of incredible soreness, I--using CamelliaSinensis Pollen--have not experienced one day of soreness. I have not been using any other supplements, no vitamins, and have been eating a vegan diet.
Over the past three weeks (the last blog post until now), I've dropped my body fat content and have put on ten pounds. Going from 158lbs at 6' to 168lbs at 6'. I've never been able to put on weight/muscle this fast and I'm pretty excited about it.
As a side note, I'm still using heavy, heavy weights, lifting one set and maxing at between 4-10 reps (I'm increasing weights almost every trip to the gym). I'm focusing on heavy weights/low reps for several reasons. All of the research indicates that this method of strength training increases hormone production, including growth hormone, and boosts metabolism. I have not felt the increase in metabolism that I'm so accustomed to with long distance running and cycling, but I'm definitely not putting in the hours of cardio that I have in the past with those activities.
Over the next week or so I'm going to cut my workout way down, and expect even better results. I'll post my workout after it is edited.
For the Camellia Sinensis Pollen, I believe it it working on several levels for me. First and foremost, it is a nutritional powerhouse, extremely high in all essential--and many more--amino acids and enzymes and co-enzymes. From there, Camellia Sinensis Pollen has the unique ability to boosts the body incretion levels, meaning that it aids in hormone production.