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Drew Baye explains training to momentary muscular failure

Training To Momentary Muscular Failure

I explain what momentary muscular failure is and why it is important for getting maximum results from your workouts in part one, and answer your questions on training to momentary muscular failure in part two.    

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Good Versus Bad Exercises

Good Versus Bad Exercises

A new video is up on my YouTube channel in which I explain what makes an exercise good or bad, why some good exercises are often wrongly considered bad, and how some bad exercises can be altered to make them good.  

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One set of an exercise or three?

Dr. Keith Baar On Single Versus Multiple Sets And Training To Failure

A friend recently shared with me an interview on the We Do Science podcast with Dr. Keith Baar from the physiology dept at UC Davis where he discusses the effectiveness of training with a single set to failure versus multiple sets. The first twenty minutes of the podcast focuses mainly on mTOR and hypertrophy, but a little […]

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Drew Baye demonstrating a TSC belt squat

Q&A: Working Up To A 90-Second Timed Static Contraction

Question: I just tried a few of the exercises from your ebook Timed Static Contraction Training and they are an absolute killer! I think I need to build up to the 90 seconds, though, because I am used to short duration isometrics. Maybe 20:20:20? What do you recommend? Answer: Because of the longer duration and higher average intensity many […]

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Drew Baye performing weighted chin-ups on the UXS

Q&A: Exercise Order And Rest Between Sets For Maximum Hypertrophy

Question: Should I vary the order of my exercises from time to time? If I don’t, won’t the exercises I do later in the workout progress more slowly because I can’t use as much weight? Is it better to alternate between exercises for different muscle groups so I can use more weight or do all […]

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Christian Marchegiani

Q&A: High Intensity Training for Strength vs Size vs Power

Question: I’m interested in trying your high intensity training program and have a few questions. What repetition range should I use if I want to focus on strength without getting too much bigger? What are the best exercises to improve punching power? Shouldn’t I perform my reps explosively to increase power? Answer: How much muscle mass you gain relative to […]

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Timed Static Contraction Training by Drew Baye

Timed Static Contraction Training eBook

Over the past few years I’ve found myself recommending bodyweight and timed static contraction (TSC) training more frequently for people who need a safe, effective, and efficient method of high intensity training without conventional equipment for when it is not available such as during travel, or not practical such as for people who prefer to train […]

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Slow repetitions haven't prevented Josh Trentine from building muscle.

Is SuperSlow Inferior To Traditional Repetition Speeds?

A recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (1) claims SuperSlow is less effective for muscular hypertrophy than traditional reps.  Thirty four women were divided into four groups, a SuperSlow (SS) group, a traditional strength (TS) group, a traditional endurance (TE) group, and a non-exercising control (C) group. Each group performed […]

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The 80-20 Rule

Getting Results From Your Workouts: What Matters Most, And What Doesn’t

In exercise, like many other things, there are a few basics that really matter and a whole lot of things that matter very little or not at all. This is best described by the Pareto principle, also known as the 80-20 rule, which states that for most things about eighty percent of our results are due to only […]

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Project Kratos updated progression system

Updated Bodyweight Training Progression System

After further 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 half-steps. This […]

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