How Sprint 8 Helps Members Lose Weight

The report, “The Sprint 8 exercise protocol is a novel approach to fighting obesity efficiently among middle-aged females by substantially increasing GH serum levels naturally”, provides amazing results for clients who participated in the Sprint8 exercise program.  An abstract of this report is provided below:


Background: The Sprint 8 exercise protocol described in Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults [7] has shown to fight obesity economically and time-efficiently by naturally invoking significant growth hormone (GH) release. GH serum levels are known to increase substantially after exercise, where it initiates lipolysis, inhibits the uptake and storage of other lipids, and induces muscle hypertrophy.

Objectives: The goal of this novel approach to fighting obesity was to efficiently maximize natural GH release among middle-aged African-American and Caucasian females [mean age = 45.9 (±7.7 yrs)] to metabolize adipose tissue and reduce hyperlipidemia by utilizing the Sprint 8 protocol. By documenting pre- and post-trial GH and lipid serum values, body fat %, and BMI, the correlated health benefits produced by each subgroup were established for future studies.

Method: This 8-week, free-living, Sprint 8 trial required 8 total hours of exercise (20 min, 3 days/week x 8 weeks), without dieting. The protocol intermittently incorporates intermediate fast-twitch (type IIA) and fast-twitch (type IIB) muscle fibers with their associated aerobic and anaerobic metabolic processes, substantially increasing body temperature and lactic acid production, which lowers blood pH, affording significant GH release.

Results: Among 22 participants, GH serum values increased 603% following the initial bout and 426% final bout. Post-Sprint 8 trial afforded reductions in body fat (-27.4%), BMI (-3.9%), cholesterol (-9.6%), LDLs (-12.4%), triglycerides (-16.1%), and HDLs increased 2.0%.

Conclusions: The Sprint 8 shows to be a natural, economical, and efficacious obesity-reduction strategy among middle-aged females. These individuals benefit socially and physically, while healthcare systems benefit financially. 

At eFitClub we have selected Matrix cardio machines specifically for the availability of the Sprint8 program.  We are excited to bring this highly effective exercise program to the Bluffton area!

View the abstract and complete white paper here.