is one of the most respected and thoughtful High Intensity Strength
Trainers in the country. He
has been training most of his adult life and a is a true student of
the philosophy. His writings and videos are right on point.
One of our clients recently commented that he didn’t feel
like he was doing enough “work” with this program.
Drew's article "Focus on Your Muscles Not the Numbers" had a great
answer for this. Usually when we
use our muscles, we are using them to indeed do “work”
(repetitions).Here in the gym though, as Drew explains, we are actually using the
machines (which are designed to target specific muscles) to do some
“work” on those specific muscles and if our form is good we can
quickly hit our goal of near or momentary failure of the targeted
muscles, and we can to do it without injury or overuse. Drew
explains it all!
Why of Less", Ellington Darden Phd.
I have always admired the writings and teachings of Dr.
Ellington Darden, truly one of the gurus of High Intensity
Strength Training. I met him in 2003 at a High Intensity
Strength Training Conference where we were both speakers. He
spoke about Diet Strategies as I remember and I spoke about
Omega 3 Fats. In this short article from his website he
explains the teachings of Arthur Jones regarding the
philosophy of "More is Not Better" when it comes to High
Intensity Strength Training. This is the basis of our High
Intensity Low Velocity strategy and is worthwhile reading
for all of us.
Leangains is the Website
of Martin Berkhan who was one of the first to
promote Intermittent Fasting strategies and the
Reverse Pyramid Training which we occasionally
have used with clients. His article about "Fuckarouditis"
is right on point for those wanting real results.
As I often say, let's not waste precious Time, Money
and Energy on things that don't work. Martin
understands this well.