Our Newest Inside
Outside Star is Kyle Griffin! Kyle came to us in late 2012. He
had been doing some variation of a Hi-Lo Workout for about 10 years and
after moving to San Antonio was referred to us by Dr. McGuff, author of
"Body by Science". Kyle was very strong and had perfect form. He
wanted to experiment a little on the usual protocol by only doing 2-3
machines, heavy weights and alternating between the order of the machines.
Kyle and I found that his body is very heat sensitive and we have settled on
2 machines, once a week, a Close Up Leg Press and the Compound Row which we
alternate. In other words, a large muscle group machine for the upper
and one for the lower body, which is in itself a very complete workout. He
usually fails on the 4th or 5th repetition and with his perfect form his
Time Under Load is usually less than 2 minutes on each machine.
In 2 years he
has only done 80 workouts! Using this technique we have been able to
gradually increase his weights.
In addition, he has gained overall 10lbs (adding 17+lbs of muscle and losing
5+lbs of fat). Obviously, he has overfed himself to gain this weight.
We have consistently seen that this type of exercise (training to failure
1-2x per week) combined with overfeeding almost always leads to muscle gain
and not fat gain. He is a good example of this, especially since April
Kyle specializes in
Agile Training and Coaching (Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, Lean,
RUP, Fluid), Architecture, SOA, Programming, Methodology Consulting &
Training, Mobile App Development – Java/Android or HTML5 and Java/JEE +
Frameworks, C/C++, Python and Ruby
Programming. He has a BS Mathematics from Cal Poly State University,
San Luis Obispo, CA and has worked with clients from The Philippines to
Germany – clients that include IBM, US Navy, USAA, Blue Cross, Mozilla,
Cisco, Comcast, Countrywide, Progressive, US Foods, Safeway, Mutual of
Omaha, Deloitte, Discover, HEB, Whole Foods, University of Southern
California, and University of Maryland. In addition Kyle has helped
Inside Outside refine their
DXA Body Scan Comparison Tool.
In the upper picture Kyle is seen with his 5
children, clockwise from the left, Daniel, Hume, Sol, Lilith and Kyson. He
is with his wife Demetria and the 3 older kids Kyson, Lilith and Daniel in
the lower picture.
In Kyle's Own Words!
been working with Inside Outside for 2 years now.
I’d been involved off and on with Hi-Lo type
workouts since about 2002, and in my research on the
topic, my world-wide go-to guy on High Intensity
Strength Training, Dr. Doug McGuff sent me to talk
to Dr. Christian in late 2012. I’ve been here ever
since. Over the past 15 years, I’d put on almost
100 pounds, most of it fat, with my weight rising
from 150 to 235, half of that between 2009 and
2012. With Dr. Christian, I’ve dropped a reasonable
amount of fat, and put on a lot of muscle. It’s
been a very good experience, and I enjoy (well, kind
of) my time here every week."
are some graphs which demonstrate Kyle's progress in
body composition based on our