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One-legged dumbbell heel raises on the UXS bodyweight multi-exercise station

Q&A: Correcting Bilateral Strength Imbalances

Question: You’ve written a lot about intensity, advanced HIT techniques, training programs etc. but, correct me if I’m wrong, you haven’t written about muscular imbalances? I mean a situation, for example, where left hand is stronger than right hand. Sometime ago I thought that my other hand was stronger than the other, but there was no […]

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Project Total Conditioning

Project: Total Conditioning

The following is a case study by Dr. James Peterson, who was the Associate Professor of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy in West Point when Nautilus participated in several studies there known as Project: Total Conditioning. This originally appeared in Athletic Journal Vol. 56 in September of 1975. This should be read by everyone with an […]

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Drew Baye instructing bodyweight high intensity training on the UXS

Q&A: 3×3 Workouts Versus Single Set High Intensity Training Workouts

Question: I am confused about 3×3 workouts compared to single set high intensity strength training workouts. First, is one meant to go to failure on each set of the 3×3? Second, if a person can do multiple sets during 3×3 then why is it not recommended during strength training? I know a single set to momentary muscular […]

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DIY Pike Push-Up Handles

The pike push-up — a push-up performed in the pike position (hips flexed, back and legs straight) — is an easier alternative to handstand and half-handstand push-ups for training the shoulders using only your body weight. However, like handstand and half-handstand push ups, if done from the floor your range of motion is limited and […]

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Project Kratos Program Handbook: Bodyweight High Intensity Training

Q&A: Breaking Plateaus On The Project: Kratos Bodyweight Program

Question: Hi Drew, I am really enjoying my Project Kratos workouts. They are ass-kickers. I am about two months in after ~five years of BBS-style 2:00 TUL training, and have to say I look a lot less forward to these than even my MedX-powered sessions of the past. That’s rad. I have a question about progression — […]

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Lunatic evangelist Pat Robertson performing "strong range" partial reps on the leg press with two thousand pounds

Power Factor Training: Precision or Confusion?

I wrote this article in the early 2000s for an issue of The Exercise Standard at the suggestion of Ken Hutchins, and it used to be available on this site but was left out during a redesign several years ago. Although Power Factor Training came out way back in 1997 and Sisco and his methods currently […]

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Pete Sisco leg presses a car two inches and claims he's working harder than someone squatting hundreds of pounds over a full ROM, demonstrating his ignorance of physics

What Is Exercise Intensity?

Since there seems to be a lot of confusion over the meaning of intensity in the context of exercise, fueled in large part by marketing bullshit, I’m going to explain it in a way that should make it crystal clear to a retarded goat (yes, I’m paraphrasing Arthur Jones). First, keep in mind intensity is not a […]

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The 21 Convention - Tampa 2014

The 21 Convention, Tampa, FL 2014

I am excited to announce I will be speaking along with Ellington Darden, Doug McGuff, James Steele II, Bill DeSimone, and Paul Jaminet at The 21 Convention in Tampa this October. The convention will run from Friday the 24th to Sunday the 26th, from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm each day, and also features several […]

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Nautilus compound torso machine with pullover and pulldown

Pre-Exhaustion Versus Prioritizing Compound Exercises

Pre-exhaustion is the performance of a simple exercise followed immediately by a compound exercise targeting the same muscle group. The purpose is to pre-fatigue the targeted muscle group with the simple exercise so it is must work harder during the compound exercise, based on the belief that the muscles of the arms and legs are […]

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Quad Blaster Review

Although nothing beats a properly designed leg extension machine for targeting the quadriceps, if you train at home and don’t have either the space or budget for one sissy squats are an effective alternative. Although it is possible to perform sissy squats hands free if you have good balance, most will need to hold on to something, […]

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