High Intensity Training - Drew Baye on the RenEx Compound Row

Focus On Your Muscles Not The Numbers

How you perform each repetition of an exercise is far more important than how many or your time under load. In fact, while it might sound contradictory, the better you are at an exercise the fewer repetitions you should be able to complete or the shorter your TUL with a given resistance. This is because the […]

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Q&A: Counting Repetitions Or Timing Sets For Better Form?

Question: If I keep try to keep accurate records, such as doing a certain weight for 4 reps (i.e, 80 seconds), I tend to start getting sloppy in my form just so I can lift that weight longer or use a heavier weight for the same number of reps. I seem to get a “better” […]

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Q&A: Soreness and Recovery Time

Question: I appreciate all the helpful information in your blog. I understand that experiencing soreness is not important as far as a determinant of a successful workout. The question then, is it an indicator of the least amount I should rest before the next workout? I currently train HIT as taught by Mike Mentzer (3 […]

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CrossFit Kipping Pull Up

CrossFit

Since the late 90’s CrossFit has been gaining popularity as a way of training for “functional” fitness or general physical preparedness. According to the CrossFit web site, CrossFit is, “…a core strength and conditioning program. We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness […]

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Drew Baye performing weighted chin ups on the UXS

Less is More

Earlier today I received an email from a reader mentioning an article I wrote for Cyberpump back in 1998 called “Less is More”. He wrote, “…I have an article in front of me now I printed on 4/4/98 titled ’Less is More‘ by Andrew M Baye. That article was a turning point for me in […]

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Mike Mentzer

The Ten Biggest Bodybuilding Mistakes

If your primary goal is bigger muscles and you’re not making regular gains in strength and size you’re probably making one or more of the following common training mistakes. These are some of the biggest mistakes a bodybuilder can make, and correcting them can often make the difference between outstanding gains and none at all: […]

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High Intensity Training - Drew Baye on the SuperSlow Systems Ventral Torso Machine

Choices

“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now” – Zig Ziglar Many choices we make daily affect our health, fitness and appearance, either helping or hurting us. Some decisions affect us more directly and immediately, others more indirectly and over a longer period of […]

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Enjoying time away from the gym

Time

What would you do and what could you achieve if you had a few more weeks every year, months every decade, or years over the course of your lifetime to spend however you choose? Would you spend the extra time with your family and friends?  Participating in activities and hobbies you enjoy or discovering new […]

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Hard Work + Consistency + Time = Results

Never Lose Hope, Never Give Up

A few weeks ago my brother David and I were talking about fat loss, the nutritional supplement industry, and the difficulty of teaching and motivating people to make positive life changes, especially when it comes to diet and exercise. He related a story I want to share because  I hope it will have a positive […]

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Weight stacks on SuperSlow Systems strength training machines

Q&A: Determining The Starting Resistance For New Subjects

Question: How do you choose the right weights and reps on different exercises for a new client? Most of the trainers where I work either do one rep max tests or estimate one rep max based on how many reps they can do with a weight, then do a test with a percentage of that […]

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