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“Reserve Training”                                               
- A System for Extending Your Life-span
Train your reserves and you may even live for 200 years.
On average people nowadays life for 60-80 years. It seems as if your life has just begun and then it is time to rest forever. That is a shame as even the ancient Greeks thought that if one dies at the age of 70, one dies as a child.
Nobody disputes the fact that a healthy way of life is good, but for a lot of people it is quite boring and in their insipidness or laziness, they prefer getting ill, old or even dying  to making even the smallest effort. But what if this “boring” activity would be spiced up with such an incentive as sports enthusiasm? Think of how all the different types of sports with their specific types of training achieve EXCELLENT RESULTS!
So imagine that the process of knowingly extending your life-span is also a SPORT and you will be competing in life’s longevity.
You have achieved 80 years - you can congratulate yourself on your first personal record. The years of specialized training have not been wasted if you feel young, fresh, and full of energy and strength.
These are followed by years of simple everyday exercises, which have long become an inseparable part of your everyday life and which provide incomparable joy and delight.
You have achieved 90 years - people of this age are considered elderly. But you still have keen memory, vision and hearing, your skin is elastic, your body limber, your muscles strong and you have a slim figure. You will finally understand the old joke that it is only difficult to live for the first 100 years. However, for you this is no longer a joke but REALITY!
Sport is mainly about training, but what should we train in this case? We have to remember that during the aging process the
reserves of all our organs and systems decrease annually. Here lies the answer: IF you do not wish to age, train your reserves.
Training means regular use, and reserves are mainly used, when something is missing from somewhere. A person might not always have enough food, water, oxygen or even knowledge - choosing to limit these stimulates the use of reserves, i.e. trains them.

         Here we look at some of the basic "starvation" exercises:
Exercise 1 - oxygen starvation
You are acquainted with this exercise from previous breathing exercises, especially therapeutic breathing.
The body cannot allow a COMPLETE lack of oxygen, because this causes irreversible changes and also death. Due to this extremely strong dependency, the body has a rigorous antihypoxic system, which reacts to short and long-term oxygen deprivation.
Short-term hypoxia makes the heart beat faster and increases blood flow; a small blood reserve kept in “storage” in the spleen enters the blood circulation. The blood vessels of the most vital organs, such as the brain, the heart and the lungs dilate, because these are affected most by oxygen deprivation.
In case of long- term hypoxia, e.g. living high up in the mountains, the mass of lung tissue increases, new capillaries are formed in all muscles and tissues, the amount of erythrocytes increases, the concentration of myoglobin (oxygen reserve in the muscles) increases, an oxygen free exchange of energy is triggered, hormone production is intensified; this in turn increases the amount of active mitochondrion per cell mass unit, i.e. the overall level of energy increases. The aging process is exactly the opposite: energy levels and hormone production decrease, blood supply deteriorates, etc. - YOU can decide for yourself, how important it is to train the antihypoxic system.
Hypoxia can be induced using several methods. The most acceptable way is using breathing exercises, which decrease the ventilation in the lungs. A large variety of different breathing systems can be found in literature.
To make it easier for you, I have previously provided you with my system of simple, but extremely effective breathing exercises.
Exercise 2 - limited fasting
By limiting the amount of food we consume, we are using an age old method for restoring the body - fasting/starving. This is a temporary, voluntary and a complete abstention from food. The purpose of starving like this is switching to “internal” consumption, i.e. using reserves. This is possible only if eating is stopped momentarily. Only pure water can be consumed. For example, drinking a glass of juice during fasting can completely hold back switching to internal reserves, blocking the mechanism of balanced reserve usage.
This is why a number of modern dieters/starvers wonder why it DOES NOT WORK!
According to research, a complete short-term starvation diet fulfills all of the body’s needs from its reserves and is even more useful than a regular diet because all the necessary nutriments have been previously processed and “stored on according shelves”. These can now be used without a noticeable loss of energy or time. To learn to eat or starve the right way, try reading the material provided by real experts or specialists in human physiology, not the popular mass distributed advertisements.
Exercise 3 - “dry” starving
Now we will take a look at the effects of “dry” starving - when you not only stop eating, but also drinking. Water, which we acquire from eating and drinking, comprises approximately 70% of the body’s mass. In addition to that, approx. 400 ml of water a day are produced internally as a result of lipid oxidization. During “dry” fasting the amount of water produced through this type of metabolism increases significantly and can thus fulfill the needs of the body for some time. According to several studies, a person in a peaceful state and at a comfortable temperature can go for 10 days without drinking.
“Dry” fasting makes our body similar to nature’s masterpiece, the camel, who can move through the desert without food or water as long as it does not use up its reserves - the inside of its hump. A lot of people mistakenly think that the hump contains water. Actually a camel’s hump is made up of fatty tissue.
We also have our “hump” - the extra fat; and the modern environment “produces” increasingly more people with large “humps”. But we also have lipoma, lipodermatosclerosis and other “garbage” that the body is not able to remove in normal situations. According to some data, the regenerating and cleansing effect of dry starving is close to 2-3 times higher than starving but continuing to drink water.
To “dry” starve, you should announce a 36 hour “dry” hunger strike against aging ONCE a week. As this might be slightly difficult without practice, you can start with a few 24 hour “hunger strikes” with drinking water.
If you manage to go on these strikes, you will undoubtedly feel good afterwards: the incoming flow of energy has increased, as has your strength; your memory is better and your vision, hearing, taste and sense of smell have sharpened.
You can call this exercise “Hump - 36”. Do the math, 36 hours 4 times a month - this makes 6 days of “dry” starving, but considering its effectiveness, it equals to around 15 days of fasting with water. Thus, for half of every month the body is as if in a state of cleansing and regeneration. The aging process slows down.
For further explanation, see here.
Exercise 4 - information starvation
Nature has already provided us with a periodic lack of incoming information during sleep. Outside information is limited to the maximum extent: we can’t see, hear, smell or feel light touches on our skin, even the taste buds are resting. We are not talking about light sleep, but deep, refreshing sleep. This kind of sleep requires certain conditions - a darkened room with good ventilation and sound isolation, comfortable temperature and humidity, and a comfortable bed. It is characteristic of good sleep that you wake up feeling good, in a pleasant mood and alert
You might ask, what has this to do with reserves? The catch is that the brain is not completely idle during sleep. Two phases of sleep are distinguished - slow and fast. It has been proven that during fast sleep brain activity is almost the same as while awake. The responsibility of the brain is processing, storing and forwarding information. During the periods, when outside information is limited, this activity is concentrated on reprocessing the information stored in the memory. You are asleep but the brain continues solving your problems, incorporating ALL previous experience in the process. There is the reason why people say that the morning is wiser than the evening - a lot of great discoveries have been made during sleep.
For some reason modern society tends to forget that people have another need that concerns outside information - we NEED to be alone from time to time. Seclusion is a form of “starving”. Each person is a powerful irritant for others and needs constant attention and suspense. A lack of possibilities to be alone can cause severe mental disorders. Think about two words used extremely frequently these days - STRESS and depression.
It should be mentioned in connection to this exercise that it is high time people changed their attitudes to BEING ALONE. Sadly, life shows that this is changing in the WRONG DIRECTION - increasingly more people are now joining different social networks, and doing so more frequently and at increasingly younger ages. Because of this we are quickly approaching a situation, where people are going to die at the age of 50-60, but before dying, they can happily brag about having more than 50 thousand “friends” online.
In conclusion:
If you combine all four exercises, it would appear that the ideal way for extending your youth is - a good long sleep high in the mountains, because during sleep in a low oxygen environment, we don’t eat or drink, or let ourselves be bothered by excessive information.
This method was used by the “yamabushi” hermit monks - the most mysterious sect to have ever existed in Japan - to gain knowledge and live longer. Their secrets were only shared by word of mouth and it was forbidden to write anything down. But their secrets are revealed by their name, as yamabushi means “one who sleeping in the mountains”.
All the methods introduced here are based on periodically and purposely forcing our body to turn to its internal reserves in order to keep them FRESH ALL THE TIME, thus delaying old age and avoiding illnesses.