The Lab: Behind-the-Scenes - Dr. Zach Bush's 4-Minute Workout for Nitric Oxide Release

Oct 16, 2021
 

As Zach says, "This is an efficient anaerobic workout that can be done multiple times per day. The more frequently you do it, the better your results.

Nitric Oxide is a molecule made by the human body that feeds your muscles. When you start to exercise and run out of oxygen (you feel your muscles ache), Nitric Oxide is released. As it moves downstream, blood vessels dilate allowing more oxygen and nutrient delivery for muscle growth. 

Our blood vessels actually only store about 90 seconds worth of Nitric Oxide before they need to manufacture more, so working each major muscle group out for 90 seconds gives you the most efficient workout to tone and build muscles. 

The body has the ability to regenerate Nitric Oxide every couple of hours, giving you the opportunity to release it multiple times a day. What that means is the most effective way to increase your muscle function is to work out very briefly every few hours. 

The Four Minute Workout can be completed multiple times per day no matter where you are, who you’re with, or what you’re wearing. In just four minutes you exercise the 16 largest muscle groups in your body. It is easy, effective, and the best way to start toning your body systems."

Over the years we've filmed functional medicine courses with many doctors, but this was the first one where a doctor put on gym shorts, went outside and broke a sweat.

Try it and let us know what you think in the comments!


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