Question: Drew, do you think it is possible to gain muscle mass with isometric training only, assuming a time under tension of 60-90 seconds? Answer: Yes, it is possible to increase muscular strength and size with only isometric training if you do it with a a high intensity of effort, and a broad range of times under tension […]
Question: Have you ever had clients that wanted to lose fat and benefited from the strength gains and global conditioning of a HIT program, but weren’t disciplined enough to follow a modest caloric deficit and therefore did not reach their aesthetic goals? If so, how did you get them to snap out of it, if at all? The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]