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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After acience this book it is clear to me that the conventional protocols and practices in the mainstream fitness industry that grew in influence in the late sixties and beyond have not really helped me personally and I gather for millions of other people to achieve my most important aims, one of which is to remain physically strong through slow but high intensity training well into my later years.

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By their nature, these fibers, once tapped, can take four to ten days or longer to fully recover. Additional sets produce nothing but more time spent in the gym. Even attempting to do 2 sets in the same session is unwise. You should stay on this program from four to twelve weeks, depending on bodu you are progressing.

Jan 29, Chuck Claunch rated it really liked it Shelves: Fair enough, I was initially in the latter camp and then swung to the curious state of mind. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. If you want to maintain strength and minimise time whether you are training for other sports or simply busy with life this is it.


But, it’s there for those who do understand or want to try to understand it. The authors believe they have developed the maximally efficient workout regimen for the average individual in a minute workout once per week. I mostly bought BBS to support Dr.

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My body fat percentage hasn’t really changed. This is still THE book for information about how to exercise. Is 15 minutes of training a week enough to achieve beneficial performance and aesthetic results? The program is not time consuming, but instead when done right the intensity leaves you feeling very uncomfortable.

Yes, this now meant the whole workout was completed in 10 minutes. First with the weight lifting they do go into the degrees of isolated movements to protect joints and isolated muscle development for strength.

Not against “‘cardio’ exercises” as some think, rather the authors explain very well, and repeatedly that taking each rep to its extreme forces one to use deeper, fast twitch muscle fibers which is in turn much more productive to your cardiovascular system.

This was the biggest surprise. From our evolutionary ancestors’ standpoint, the ability to easily develop large muscles would be a principal disadvantage to surviving in an environment ol food scarcity such as existed back then.

Seniors especially should read this, though I will admit that I skimmed some of the sciencf science” portions. The only caveat is that the authors advise using machines to workout, and the exercises do look like they’d be easier to do correctly on a machine.

So now you are already under in numbers for burning calories and will start to store more calories. Weight lifting is for everyone — not for body building as we traditionally know it, but for building a healthier body. Remember, for the 6 months prior I had only been using machines for 15minutes a week.


They give well-researched reasons for their opinions, and well thought-out scientific explanations. The mechanics and the skill factor for running on the earth versus running on a treadmill are completely different. My 9 Month Experiment. Just keep pushing mdguff the same manner that sccience did in the beginning, and if it stops moving, don’t panic: Aug 13, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: In this episode, we discuss: Still plenty of mass!

Tried the workout for the first time yesterday and woke up deeply sore-so it must work!! But I am extremely glad I did this 9-month experiment.

In a machine in which you are standing: Doug McGuff is a doctor, and weight lifter.

The bottom line is that a single set taken to a point of positive failure is a sufficient stimulus to trigger the growth and strength mechanism of the body into motion. Early chapters are okay, but readers should definitely employ a healthy dose of skepticism. So I was rather apprehensive as to how I would diug on 15minutes of training a week…. Technically you could do a HIT session using bodyweight only.

After all, the purpose of the exercise is not to make the weight go up and down; it is to achieve a deep level of inroad, to reach the point where you can no longer move the weight but still keep trying. So what is more important is to put more muscle on and restrict the calories.

Because doctors one of the authors included among them deal on a daily basis with people csience are not healthy, accurately assessing the links between exercise activity, illness, and health can be difficult.