Last week I put together an article on High Intensity Super Slow Training. This is a type of strength training popularised by Doug McGuff in his book Body By. In Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for. a research based program for strength training, body building and complete fitness in 12 minutes a week.

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First thing that Mccguff want to highlight because it brought together everything I was doing wrong was fat loss. The goal is to keep tension on the muscle for 90sec-3minutes.

The authors liken exercise to a medical prescription, looking for the dose that will give the greatest benefit with minimal side effects.

Body By Science High Intensity Training Review: My 9 Month Experiment

The gist and what does seem well supported is that our health and fitness are best served by infrequent bouts of high intensity exercise — basically, about 12 minutes of hardcore strength training heavy weights that lead to mdguff failure in seconds once a week. Mar 14, Filip Ligmajer rated it liked it.

The next day I spent a few extremely intense seconds on an ARX. Your goal is not simply moving a weight from point Boyd to point B, but rather the inroading, or weakening, of muscle. Sep 13, Ann rated it really liked it. Early Nautilus machines sciencee preferred to late Nautilus machines because they have the magic touch of Arthur Rock hims Starts with quite a bit of quotable reproducible science, but then quickly deteriorates into hearsay.


Doug practices full-time emergency medicine with Blue Ridge Emergency Physicians and owns, Ultimate Exercise, where he and …. Since this is not true in any manner there is no reason not to put for high intensity to become healthy and strong while losing the body fat.

I found the science in this to be credible not having the background of the authors, I can’t debate itbut I was not so taken with the implementation. Technically you could do a HIT session using bodyweight only.

This book makes a compelling case for working towards complete fitness with a minute workout once a week. Good for females, males, athletes, seniors alike. I am sxience condemning weight lifting at all but I believe master of ones body weight should come first.

The key to the Body by Science workout is to continue sckence exercise in a slow sustained movement until muscle failure. This was the biggest surprise. View all 3 comments. It is much more meaningful than just the repetitions.

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I responded pretty well to higher volume despite the negative health effects. My only complaint about this book is the picture of the deadlift exercise. I was also astounded that they spent only a few sentences explaining a barbell squat, and that the explained and photographed form was terrible. This article has multiple issues.

I was super acience to have Ben Greenfield on the Corporate Warrior podcast. I don’t think a SS level of detail would be strictly necessary, but the detail provided was negligent in my opinion.

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The real cardiovascular benefits from exercise, then, occur as a result of peripheral adaptations, not central adaptations. Remember, I used to train on average x a week, each session lasting minutes. In this episode, Drew and I go right back to basics.


To view it, click here. Nov 30, Dhandayutha rated it liked it Shelves: The more slowly a muscle fiber fatigues, the more quickly it recovers.

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The reason why machines trump free weights with this type of training is due to the targeted load on the muscle. An avid climber and mountaineer during his younger days, Andy followed his twin brother Jason into the world of extreme endurance sports more than … Read more.

So first lets look at burning off calories with steady state exercise, with say a step machine that counts your calories burned gives a read of calories burned for 1 hour on the machine, which is actually closer to or even less depending on your weight and muscle mass this is why the machine asks weight height and a number of other factors because it bases it off metabolism.

I understand why the book went this way because of other types of exercise that is popular wouldn’t give mcgufg intensity which is true unless you know about progressive calisthenics.

This is not a book for sport-specific athletes or aspiring Olympic lifters. This is a very interesting book about an approach to strength training.