Can this Exercise Technique Help You "Age Younger"?

Hey it's Mike Geary from with an interesting study about aging reversal that my buddy Jon Benson sent to me recently.

I was really intrigued with this study so I had to pass it on to you. Basically, what intrigued me most was that researchers have actually found indications of age reversal with people using certain exercise techniques.

So, can you really grow younger as you "age"? Jon's article is below...Read on to see...

Has Science Proven that you Can "Age Backwards"?
by Jon Benson,

Of all the studies I have read this one seals the deal.

The study headline read...

Resistance Training Reverses The Aging In Human Muscle Tissue

Not "slows" or "repairs"...


I shocked me too.

I have been a champion of the anti-aging lifestyle I teach in Fit Over 40. It certainly "looks" like the 52 people in my book are aging backwards.

See for yourself --

I never thought their muscles were literallyturning back the genetic clock. But this new research proves this is exactly what is going on when you exercise with resistance.

Resistance exercise can be weight training or just using your bodyweight. This is exercise that is heavy enough to cause some strain but not so heavy that it is painful or dangerous.

Some of the biology aspects of the study arefrankly over my head. But I will try to give youthe highlights.

The Unreal Findings

The mitochondria is the energy factory of the human cell. As we age our muscles begin to show what researchers call "mitochondrial dysfunction". This is what causes all the bad stuff associated with "sarcopenia."

Sarcopenia is just the wasting away of muscle due to age and under-use. As we age most of us will experience a gradual loss of muscle.

The problem? Muscle is active tissue. It is responsible for most of the calories we use during the day.

The less muscle you have, the more body fat you will gain if you eat the same amount of food.
Muscle loss is also related to the onset of manybone diseases. The muscle that holds our spine in alignment can deteriorate as we age and cause major back problems. The same is true for the muscle and tendons around the knee and hip joints.

Can you see why muscle loss is a major deal? Is it any wonder researchers wanted to see if there was something we could do about it?

Resistance training obviously builds muscle. And it does so at any age. Just look at anyone in my book and you will be convinced of that.

But that is not the real find in this study. We have numerous studies that show you can gain lean muscle at any age.

This study revealed something extraordinary: after just six months of resistance training test subjects showed a "reversal of most of the genes affected by age" in muscle tissue.

With age and no resistance training, researchers found 596 genes expressing themselves with"aging", or decreased mitochondrial function.

But when subjects engaged in resistance training, in this case simple weight training, look whathappened --

-- Their strength increased by over 20%;--

And their genes literally "reverted back" to the same markers as "younger" genes after only six months of exercise.
This is staggering.

It is one thing to maintain muscle as we age. To gain muscle is even better.

But to know that we are literally reverting our genes to a "younger version" within the muscle?And after only six months?

That is downright amazing.

That's not all...

When the older folks in the study began, they were almost 60% weaker than the younger members of the study.

In just six months, they were only 38% weaker.

I can tell you from personal experience that in a few more months they would be even stronger. In some cases their strength would surpass the younger test subjects.

I am much stronger now than when I was 23, or 33. I am now 43.
I plan to be stronger at 53.

Strength is not a luxury as we age. It is absolutely necessary for longevity and health. And this all takes place at the genetic level.

Just imagine.

What You Need To Do

Everyone reading this letter needs to start today with resistance training. It is now a PROVEN way to make the aging process turn around at the genetic level within the cell.

And now you know why the role models in my book "Fit Over 40" look as if they are 15-20 years younger than they really are --

Genetically, they 'are' younger than their calendar age.
Isn't that incredible?

Are you ready to join them? Pick up my book today and you'll find your own roadmap to begin.

In a freee bonus, Craig Ballantyne gives you an 8-week in-home bodyweight resistance program that is perfect for beginner and intermediate trainees.

If you already have my book, you will find this in the Member's Downloads.

I also include dozens of ideal gym-based workouts for intermediate and advanced trainees.

Combined with the nutrition principles I cover, you can be on your way to "literally" turning back the genetic clock.

You'll look better and feel better than you everhave to boot.


Jon Benson
Creator, Fit Over 40

P.S. So many people turn to plastic surgery and drugs for this same effect. There is nothing wrong with that...but wouldn't you rather use a natural and safe alternative?
And one that helps you in a hundred other ways?

I have always called resistance training the onetrue Fountain of Youth. It certainly makes a bodylook and feel younger than any form of exerciseI have ever tried.

Give it a shot yourself. It is a gift that can add years to your life and take away years from yourlooks -- all at the same time.

Thanks Jon for contributing to this Ezine! That was a great article.
Check out the pictures of Jon on his website above...

I think that proves that you CAN age in reverse! The top pic is Jon today at 43 years old and in incredible shape. The bottom pic is Jon in his early 30's I believe. I certainly think he looks younger now!

I'm out for today. I'll be back soon. Til then...

Don't be lazy...Be lean.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - &

PS - if you found todays article interesting, feel free to forward this link to any family or friends that you think will like it.

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Unique Method to Slash Body Fat & Get a Beach-Ready Body

Hey, it's Mike Geary here with another Lean-Body Secrets Ezine.

Do you want to have a great body to show off at the beach or at a wedding this summer? Do you want to achieve your goals in less workout time than ever before? And do you want to exercise at home with as little equipment as possible?

If you are interested in losing fat quickly, using simple workouts that can easily be done first thing in the morning or at night in the comfort of your own home, without endless hours of cardio, fancy equipment or nasty, expensive supplements, then this will be the most important letter you have ever read. Here's why...

My friend Craig Ballantyne, fat-loss expert, and monthly contributor to the most popular fitness magazines such as Men's Health and Oxygen, is celebrating the 1-year "birthday" of his Turbulence Training system ( ) and he wants to help you get in shape for summer and "Save Your Swimsuit Season", because you deserve better results!
In it's first year, Craig's unique system has helped thousands of men and women escape the prison of long workouts, crowded gyms, and more importantly, the shackles of unwanted ugly body fat.

For years, Craig worked off-line with men and women at their wit's end, who had tried everything, including 90-minute workouts every day and in some cases up to 7 hours of cardio per week, only to be left in frustration and near tears because these high-rep, long cardio sessions just weren't working to remove body fat - despite the promises of the so-called "experts".

But Craig knew there was a better way. So he packaged his years of research and over a decade of hands-on training experience into his Turbulence Training system, a routine that you can do at home, in only 45 minutes per workout, 3 times per week, allowing you more time to live life and love your body.

So to celebrate the "birthday" of his system and to help you finally lose the fat once and for all this summer, Craig's put together 7 limited-time bonuses just for you. These bonuses will ONLY be offered for the next 3 days. After Wednesday June 6th at midnight Eastern time, you'll never again have a chance to get all 7 of these bonuses together again.

And you know what? After painstakingly reviewing the Turbulence Training workouts and fat loss philosophy, comparing them to the common long, slow cardio workouts that so many people are doing (unsuccessfully, I might add), I've found that Turbulence Training IS one of the most efficient and effective fat loss programs available.

With all of the "lose fat fast" programs and snake-oil supplements out there, I have a strict criteria that a program has to meet before I even consider recommending it to my friends.
But TT is the real deal - after all, if these workouts weren't, would the biggest fitness magazine in the world, Men's Health, feature Turbulence Training workouts?

Of course not, they have too much to lose. It's no surprise to me that Craig's workout advice was featured not once, but TWICE in the June 2007 issue of Men's Health magazine.

And he is on Oxygen magazine's Training Advisory Board, where he answers female fat loss using the Turbulence Training principles.

With Turbulence Training, you have nothing to lose (except for fat!) and everything to gain (including more time to live life, rather than spending hours upon hours of your time at a crowded, stinky, overpriced commercial gym).

Because not only are his workouts proven by both research and experience, but you also have a hundred percent satisfaction guarantee that you'll love his workouts. Or just return it for your money back.

Now let me tell you more about the Turbulence Training workouts.

First of all, they can all be done at home with dumbbells, a bench, and an exercise ball (a chin-up bar is also helpful for those that are strong enough).

Second, thousands of both men AND women (yes, women too!) have used these Turbulence Training workouts successfully to lose fat in a very short amount of time and without long, slow boring cardio. Craig's proven that you don't need to be at the gym everyday for an hour or more.

"After 3wks of that program, I could already see results and I liked how the workouts were fun, intense, and efficient. At 34, I'm leaner and stronger than I've ever been. Thanks Craig!"Christine Johnston, Little Rock, AK

In fact, the Turbulence Training workouts will only take 45 minutes, three days per week, and you can do everything at home. No need for fancy, expensive gym memberships, or long commutes to an annoying "mega-club" where you have to compete for equipment (or worse, wait for a machine covered in the nasty sweat of the hairy powerlifter that used it just before you).

Turbulence Training is as straight-forward as any fat loss program could be. You'll get the workouts done fast, avoiding useless exercises or any waiting around twiddling your thumbs. Craig has cut the fluff you find in so many other programs so that you are using ONLY the best exercises that give the most results in the least amount of time.

If you've ever struggled to figure out what to do for your fat loss program, then worry no more. Turbulence Training spells it out, workout by workout, exercise by exercise, set by set, and rep by rep, for a full 16-weeks of advanced fat loss workouts.

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How badly do you finally want to succeed this summer? Maybe you got off to a great start earlier this year, only to have your momentum fizzle out because you lacked the time to follow that 6 hour per week program you got from the magazines. Or maybe you just got tired of doing the same workout week-in, week-out, because your old program didn't have any variety.
All of those problems are fixed by the Turbulence Training program. And you owe it to yourself to get Turbulence Training because you deserve a program that gets you results fast, not a program that makes you spend an hour on the treadmill each day while summer passes you by...You don't need to live in the gym to look great!

With all of the beginner workouts, regular TT bonuses, 16-weeks of advanced fat loss workouts, AND these 7 limited-time bonuses, you will have all the info you need to finally get rid of stubborn fat fast. PLUS, you'll have step-by-step instructions for everything from how to measure your body fat, to what to eat at each meal, and exactly how many repetitions you should do for each exercise.

The body you've wanted for too long can be yours, and in less time than you've always thought necessary. Get ready to experience a new body thanks to all the inches you'll lose, the pounds you'll shed, and the energy you'll gain in the next few days, weeks, and months ahead with the Turbulence Training fat loss program you can do at home.

With Turbulence Training's use of time-saving, metabolism-boosting exercises, you'll get all of your workouts done in 45 minutes, three times per week. In less time than it takes to watch the nightly news, an episode of Oprah, or one of those horrible talk shows on CNN, you can make rapid improvements in your body each day.

So here's why I'm writing to you today:

Craig is quickly becoming an international fitness and fat loss expert. His on-line clients now span the entire globe, and he no longer has space for new clients. And those that are lucky enough to work with him one-on-one pay up to $300 per session for his guidance through their personal Turbulence Training workouts (he's Toronto's most expensive trainer!).

But now the good news. Craig's put together the ultimate Turbulence Training package that contains not only 16-weeks of advanced fat loss workouts and 10 weeks of beginner programs and tons of regular bonuses, but he's also added 7 NEW bonuses that are available only for the next three days, including:
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Have your #1 fat loss questions answered by Men's Health and Oxygen magazine expert, Craig Ballantyne. You'll also read Craig's interrogations of other fat loss experts, download Craig's teleseminars to listen to anytime and anywhere, learn insider secrets from other Turbulence Training success stories, and benefit from the #1 factor overlooked in fat loss programs today, "the power of Social Support" - it really is the secret to your success.

But this entire package is only available for the next 72 hours. On Wednesday, June 6th, at midnight, the 7 new bonuses will disappear from the offer, quite possibly never to be given away again.

If you don't pick-up this incredible collection of fat loss bonuses today, you might kick yourself for missing out. This is the kind of information that can take you from a fat loss plateau to a brand new body practically overnight.

"I lost 14 pounds this month and the weight is just falling off me. My wife says I now look like when we first met and I still have more to go. I can fit into my old jeans again which is a big deal for me. I just cut back on starches and bread and do your routine 2-3 times a week. I never thought in a million years that just 10-20 minutes of weight training followed by some intervals would get me such steady results. I even cheat a bit on the weekends."
Billy Williams

Success breeds success. If you start now, you'll be burning fat and changing your body almost immediately, and that will give you the complete motivation and inspiration you need to keep at it week after week. After all, you have no time to waste to get your body ready in time for swimsuit season.

If you are sick and tired of spending hours upon hours in the gym doing ineffective workouts and getting next to no results, then use Turbulence Training to cut back on your workout time, boost your metabolism (allowing you to burn calories and fat ALL day and night), and help you lose inches and fit back into your old summer clothes and swimsuits.

"I used to think you needed to spend hours in the gym everyday in order to see results. With the help of CB and Turbulence Training, I have reduced my workouts from 2 hours per day, everyday, to 50 minutes every other day. All the while I have trimmed over 60 lbs. of body fat off my now lean and muscular body.!"
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P.S. Hurry, you only have until Wednesday, June 6th, at 11:59pm eastern to claim your SEVEN limited-time bonuses. And remember, you get everything in the Turbulence Training package (including a 60-minute audio interview, 4-week Basic Bodyweight Workout, the Turbulence Training Nutrition Guidelines, the Turbulence Training Fusion Fat Loss Workout, and all the regular bonuses), PLUS the 7 additional bonus reports mentioned above.

P.P.S. Try Turbulence Training for 8 weeks. If you aren't thrilled with the decreased workout time, increased fat loss, and enhanced energy from the Turbulence Training system, just let Craig know. Turbulence Training has already been trusted by the biggest fitness magazines in the world (Men's Health & Shape), and I guarantee it will work for you too!

"Turbulence Training is a proven way to melt fat fast, while protecting your hard-earned muscle. I'm so confident in its effectiveness that, over the years, I've recommended it to literally millions of readers. And the fantastic feedback I've received from readers all over the world as a result ensures you'll be seeing a lot more of CB's programs in the magazine."Adam Campbell, Sports & Nutrition Editor, Men's Health