My most recent case study on total diabetic reversal - in about 16 months this client has consistently trended from A1C in diabetic ranges, down to prediabetic ranges, down to healthy, and soon to optimal. How do I know? Because we’ve been avidly tracking his glucose and consistently pulled readings recently in the 70s, not 100s+. His next test is going to be low 5s, maybe 4s.
I’ve coached dozens of diabetic reversals and witnessed hundreds at this point. This was probably the most straight-forward in over 15 years though. Why? Strength. He became strong as hell. It didn’t hurt to lose 80lbs. But that too is in part due to building out a lifestyle where he’s consistently training to be strong several days per week.
When you contract skeletal muscle against heavy weight you translocate glucose transporters independent of INSULIN. When you’re stronger, you work at higher METs (burn more calories per minute per pound of bodyweight). The oxygen debt (measure of how much continued calorie burn after the workout) is always higher with heavy weightlifting than anything except 90+% VO2 max sprints. This is the path, folks. It can be done.
I’ve mentioned this before:
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