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Elements of Form by Drew Baye

Elements of Form Pre-Order Update

Update July 15 First off, thanks to everybody who has pre-ordered Elements of Form. It’s been a long project, one I’ve rewritten and completely restarted a few times over, and am glad to be nearing completion of. I am still finishing a few chapters and wrapping up the bonus e-book and have moved the release date to AUGUST […]

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Project Kratos Updated Progression System

Updated Bodyweight Training Progression System

After a bit of experimentation and refinement I’ve updated the progression system for the Project Kratos bodyweight high intensity training program to include more intermediate stages. If you are using the Project Kratos program I recommend switching to this updated progression system. Obviously both the range/lever and timing progression can be subdivided further, into intermediate levels or […]

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DIY thick bar and Ivanko Super Gripper for training forearm and grip at home

Q&A: What Is Too Little Exercise Volume?

Question: Hey Drew. Thanks for all the blogs and all the replies to comments. Between yourself and Doug McGuff (and a few others) I have amassed an enormous amount of knowledge on resistance training and diet. So many thanks for that. Also can’t wait for your Elements of Form at the end of the month. I have […]

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Being Fat Is A Choice

Being Fat Is A Choice

My brother David was in Orlando this weekend covering the IFBB Europa show so we got together for breakfast this morning and, as usual, the conversation quickly turned to the subjects of bodybuilding, fat loss, and the difficulty of getting personal training clients to follow their diet. I explained how I could usually tell whether a new client […]

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Markus Reinhard's client performing low partial squats

Q&A: Squat Range Of Motion

Question: How important is it to perform squats over the full range of motion? Do I have to squat from “ass-to-grass” to lockout, or will a partial rep be just as effective? I see a lot of people doing half squats in the gym and a few of them have impressive legs. Answer: If your primary goal is to stimulate […]

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Drew Baye performing weighted chin-ups on the UXS

Q&A: How To Bring Up Lagging Exercises?

Question: What should I do if I have stalled on one or two exercises while I continue to make progress on all of the others? I’m working out twice each week alternating between two different workouts with different exercises so each exercise is only performed once a week. Answer: Assuming your form and intensity of effort are […]

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Project Total Conditioning

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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