Cardio Samurai Nonsense

Samurai - What is this nonsense?!

Today someone shared a video with me of a woman leading a group “cardio” class in what looked like a horribly choreographed parody of Japanese swordsmanship. A group of mostly women with wooden practice swords tried to follow along as the instructor sloppily hopped around punching, kicking, and striking with the bokken. As both an exercise […]

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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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More On High Intensity Training For Cardiovascular And Metabolic Conditioning

Since posting Dr. James Peterson’s Project Total Conditioning case study I’ve received a lot of e-mails from people with anecdotes about how high intensity strength training improved their cardiovascular and metaboolic conditioning, improving their performance in athletics or work. While the plural of anecdote is not data, these confirm what has already been proven over and […]

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