Drew Baye, Ryan Hall and Skyler Tanner – Corporate Warrior Round Table

Corporate Warrior Round Table

Corporate Warrior recently recorded a round table on high intensity training with Ryan Hall, Skyler Tanner, and me which they released in two parts. In part one we discuss Nautilus inventor Arthur Jones’ contributions to the field of exercise, determining optimal workout frequency, promoting general health, and how much of what we “geek out on” […]

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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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How To Train Intensely Without Wrecking Yourself In The Process

I’m encouraged by what appears to be an increase in public awareness and media discussion of the high risk of orthopedic injuries and dangerous medical conditions like rhabdomyolysis with popular exercise programs like CrossFit and many so-called “boot camps”, however, it bothers me that ignorant trainers and journalists frequently blame exercise intensity for problems caused by things like poor […]

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Q&A: Combining Kettlebells With High Intensity Training?

Kettlebell swing

Question:  I’ve read Project Kratos and it’s well written with photo, progression, workout, etc., everything I need  but I have a question: I want to work on my power and speed with kettlebells. How can I do the two together, kettlebells and high intensity training? Answer: The stronger you are the more force your muscles can produce the faster […]

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Q&A: Should I Use A Different Repetition Cadence For Different Exercises?

Question: Since the range of motion varies between exercises should I use a different rep cadence for exercises with different ranges of motion to maintain a consistent rep speed? Answer: While the same repetition cadence results in a different average speed for exercises with different ranges of motion this does not negatively affect either effectiveness or […]

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Modified CrossFit Routines

Since the original CrossFit post I’ve received several requests for CrossFit routines modified to be more consistent with high intensity training principles. The difference between these and more bodybuilding-oriented HIT routines is a greater emphasis on metabolic conditioning and incorporation of more bodyweight and gymnastic exercises like chin ups and parallel bar dips. While there may […]

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