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High Intensity Workouts - Over 100 High Intensity Training Workouts and Guidelines for Performance

The Updated, Expanded High Intensity Workouts

Update, April 9:  Once again, I haven’t stuck to my outline and have continued to expand the book beyond it’s original scope. What started out as an update has turned into a rewrite with a lot of additional discussion, and I have started adding performance guidelines and tips for ever exercise in every workout in […]

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Drew Baye before and after starting High Intensity Training

Why I Am No Longer A “Natural” Trainee

One of the things I dislike most about many bodybuilding and fitness books, magazines, and web sites is the use of photos of steroid users to promote supplements, programs, and diets, without explicit discussion of steroid use. Even worse than not mentioning the steroid use, which knowledgeable readers will infer, is when steroid users lie […]

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Vee Ferguson performing SuperSlow chin ups

Repetition Speed Recommendations

If your goal is to maximize the potential benefit of an exercise while minimizing the risk of injury, you should move at least slowly enough to be able to do three things: Reverse direction smoothly between the positive (lifting) and negative (lowering) phases of the repetition, without yanking, jerking, or bouncing the weight Maintain correct […]

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Mike Mentzer posing on the beach

Q&A: Should I Focus On Fat Loss Or Muscle Gain First?

Question: I want to be leaner but I also want to gain more muscle mass. Is it possible to do both at the same time? If not, which one should I focus on first? Answer: Gaining muscle while losing fat is not impossible but it is extremely difficult for genetically-average drug-free trainees because when you […]

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Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on stage in 2013 at 57 years old

How To Build A Rockin’ Body

I grew up listening to hard rock and heavy metal and am a fan of many of the bands popular during the 80′s, so I’ve been excited about some of my favorites reuniting. I’ve also been disappointed, if not surprised, to see how badly some of them have let themselves go. Many have gotten downright […]

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Kasey performing push-ups on the UXS bodyweight exercise station

Q&A: Bodyweight Training and Intentional Antagonistic Co-Contraction

Question: I am using Project Kratos at the moment and you advise to squeeze your muscles at the fully contracted position on pulling movements and hold at the bottom position on pushing movements as a way of making the exercise harder. Sometimes when I do a wall squat after about ninety seconds my legs will get a […]

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Drew Baye demonstrating a bodyweight squat

Fred Fornicola Interviews Drew Baye

I was recently interviewed by Fred Fornicola for his new web site, on the topics of bodyweight training, Project: Kratos, and the UXS bodyweight multi-exercise station. Click the link below to read the interview on Fred’s site: Fred Fornicola Interviews Drew Baye If you have any questions about Project: Kratos, the UXS, or bodyweight training […]

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Egg coffee

Egg Coffee

I’ve been following Mark Sisson’s writing on nutrition since we spoke at the same convention in Orlando together a few years ago, and enjoy some of the more unconventional recipes he shares from time to time. Recently, someone shared an article he wrote about adding egg yolks to coffee after he heard about Vietnamese egg […]

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Bo Railey trains Vee Ferguson on the SuperSlow Systems overhead press machine

Q&A: Changing Protocols To Keep Clients Interested

Question:  What’s your take on changing protocols to maintain client interest? If switching now and then to a less efficient but valid scheme keeps a trainee enthusiastic and making some progress, I’d think he’s better off than if he quit a “perfect” program, (assuming safety isn’t compromised). Answer:  The exercise protocol you use with a […]

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Casey Viator assisting Mike Mentzer with forced reps

Using Forced Reps, Drop Sets, and Rest-Pause

Set-extension techniques like forced reps, drop sets, and rest-pause can be valuable when used correctly, but it is best not to overdo them. Beginners should not be doing these until they have developed relatively good form and advanced trainees should have learned to push them themselves hard enough to only require them occasionally. While intensity – […]

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