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The Best Movement for Insulin Resistance Is…

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

When it comes to insulin resistance, strength training is best. Your goal is to maintain or gain muscle mass compared to body fat.

As outlined in Dr. Richard Maurer's book, The Blood Code, four fitness and insulin resistance considerations exist:

1. He suggests not eating before exercise. If you don't eat before exercise, your insulin is lower, and if your insulin is kept low during workouts, you will burn fats more readily.

2. Routine needs to be more vigorous, not necessarily longer. Vigorous physical activity/movement/exercise improves insulin resistance.

3. Engage many muscle groups. Here we are talking about focusing on the big lifts such as deadlifts, squats, and getups instead of muscle isolation movements that include leg extensions and bicep curls. The squat, deadlift and getup are great movements to build a program with.

4. Vary your heart rate: Get that heart rate up during your training and see how quickly you recover.

As always, a bio-individual approach is necessary. A health history review, nutritional questionnaire and previous injuries will be considered when developing a program.

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