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Q&A: Is One Set Enough For Maximal Muscle Fiber Recruitment?

Question: I completely agree with the one set to failure protocol, however, something plays on my mind. I’ve always read and been lead to believe that a certain amount of muscle fibres contract maximally to lift a weight – as apposed to fewer muscle fibres all contracting sub maximally. Therefore when I’ve finished my one all out […]

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Q&A: Combining High Intensity Training and Sprint Interval Training

Question: I am an avid fan of Arthur Jones and have almost all his books, I do train alone and started the big five exercises recently, and I do supplement peak 8 cardio workouts with a bowflex max trainer. The reason I do this is because of something Clarence Bass touched on which I think is true for […]

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High Intensity Training and Fat Loss

Video: High Intensity Training And Fat Loss

In this week’s videos I explain the proper role of exercise in a fat loss program and why high intensity strength training is superior to “cardio” for improving body composition.     For more on high intensity training and fat loss read Getting Ripped.

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Drew Baye explains training to momentary muscular failure

Video: Training To Momentary Muscular Failure

In this week’s videos 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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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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Steve Maxwell demonstrates a timed static contraction belt squat

Q&A: Bodyweight,Timed Static Contractions, and Grip

Over the past few weeks I’ve been getting a lot of questions on bodyweight training and timed static contractions so in this Q&A I will cover a few of the most common. Question: Why are you only doing bodyweight workouts now? Do you really think they’re as effective as training with barbells or machines? Answer: My workouts […]

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Arthur Jones on the Nautilus lateral raise machine

Q&A: How Many Exercises Should I Perform?

Question: Some HIT experts make a training program consisting of twelve exercises and some have only six or three. And some start with nine and after few months ask to reduce it to six.  What is your opinion about this issue? Answer: All of those numbers are right for some people some of the time, but none of those numbers […]

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High Intensity Training can help reduce psychological stress and improve your ability to cope with it.

Q&A: Mental Stress and Workout Frequency

Question: Does mental stress affect workout recovery? If so, if reducing stress is not possible should people prone to psychological stress reduce workout frequency? Answer: A high level of mental stress can negatively affect sleep, hormones, and immune function which can hamper recovery from and adaptation to training; however, exercise has been shown to reduce stress and improve people’s ability to cope with it so […]

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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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