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High Intensity Training Or High Density Training?

High Intensity Training (HIT)  is progressive resistance exercise performed with high level of effort. High Density Training (HDT) is progressive resistance exercise performed with a high work to rest ratio. Although it is possible to perform HIT without performing HDT by allowing a long rest between exercises, most HIT methods are HDT and are performed with little to no rest […]

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Why Not Pilates?

Why Not Pilates?

The following article is published here with the permission of the author Brenda Hutchins. “Why are you doing an article about Pilates?” a friend asked me. “Pilates has nothing to do with SuperSlow®”. True, I thought to myself, but Pilates has been successful at drawing a large segment of the affluent and better-educated women. Perhaps […]

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David Baye interviews six-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates for Muscular Development Magazine

David Baye Interviews Dorian Yates

My youngest brother David just interviewed six-time Mr. Olympia and high intensity training advocate Dorian Yates at the 2015 FIBO Power Expo in Cologne, Germany for Muscular Development Magazine. Dorian talks about his training philosophy for contest preparation, differences between bodybuilders in the 90’s and today, and the problem with bodybuilders on social media. While […]

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Q&A: Should I Strength Train While On A Diet?

Question:  I have been an avid follower of your blog for a while now. You are providing an excellent resource to your students. I have been a HIT lifer and have gained some weight over the years with too many calories and beers over time. I am looking to drop about 75lbs. One fellow that I […]

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Ellington Darden's comparison of fat loss studies

Q&A: High Intensity Strength Training, “Cardio”, Or Both?

Question: In a comment on my recent post on the relative importance of activity and diet for fat loss a reader asked about the difference in results between performing only high intensity training and combining it with low intensity activity like fast walking on off days, and what the effect on appetite might be. Answer: Adding […]

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Doug McGuff performing TSC on a RenEx machine

Too Much Food, Not Too Little Activity, Causes Fat Gain

A few days ago I watched a video of a popular tactical training personality responding to critics who question his expertise because he is overweight. He said he is fat because the pain of the wear and tear on his body and serious injuries sustained over his twenty year career in the military in special operations prevented him […]

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Florida Sheriff takes down two thugs

Why Fitness Is Important For Self-Defense And Professional Use Of Force

I live by the non-aggression principle, the idea people should be free to do whatever they want as long as they do not initiate the use of force or fraud against others and that force is only morally justified when used to stop or prevent the initiation of force by another person or group. Also, the level […]

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Mike Mentzer backstage at the 1980 Mr. Olympia competition

Q&A: Is Intensity Or Volume More Important?

Question: I’ve received similar questions from several readers recently about the relative importance of different training factors for stimulating increases in muscular strength and size. Will increasing intensity or volume produce better results? What matters more, reps and sets or time under load? Does it matter how I distribute the volume of work? Answer: While many of these factors […]

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High Intensity Training Venn Diagram: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Safety

Q&A: Exercise Volume And Metabolic Versus Mechanical Work

Question: A reader asked for my opinion on an article in which the author claims, “…multiple sets are a must if you want to maximize your muscular potential.” I’ve written about this before, but since this is a subject a lot of people are still obviously confused about I’m going to break it down here and explain […]

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Losing Stubborn Fat

Q&A: Losing Stubborn Fat, Spot Reduction, And The Swimming Pool Analogy

Question: I’ve been following your HIT workout program and lost a lot of fat on my arms, shoulders, and legs but I still have some fat to lose on my abdomen and lower back. Should I add more abdominal exercises? Should I start doing high intensity interval training on my off days to burn more fat? Are […]

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