Last week I put together an article on High Intensity Super Slow Training. This is a type of strength training popularised by Doug McGuff in his book Body By. In Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for. a research based program for strength training, body building and complete fitness in 12 minutes a week.

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Body By Science

In addition to building more strength, training with a more controlled cadence sciwnce reduces the risk of injury.

Personally, I expected to waste away to nothing in a matter of weeks! Bad title, very good book. Starting Strength spent mcgfuf thirty pages explaining the same thing. This seems to most of us a logical thing t Such statements of “you ought to take up swimming, because you want long, lean muscles, not big, bulky muscles. The more slowly a muscle fiber fatigues, the more quickly it recovers.

I wanted to find out, so 9 months ago November I decided to begin an experiment.

Dr. Doug McGuff | Ultimate Exercise | Body by Science | Emergency Physician | Fitness Expert

But I am extremely glad I did this 9-month experiment. Complex routine, such as Crossfit, on the other hand, are more likely to lead to injury, and other practices like stretching actually can lead to muscle weakness. Doug practices full-time emergency medicine with Blue Ridge Emergency Physicians and owns, Ultimate Exercise, where he and … Read more. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week.

It also covers other things like elderly, losing body fat, building muscle, genetics, and examples of why most exercise that people do is harmful. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Body By Science High Intensity Training Review: My 9 Month Experiment

I really liked this book. McGuff has also remained active with his seminars, being a guests on podcasts, and making many videos available on YouTube. Having someone present when doing these lifts helps. By far the worst is woman workout stuff because it starts at steady state so they just loss muscle mass and start gaining fat. McGuff and Little are quick to implicate the workout industry in giving false expectations that exercise alone can lead to weight loss.


The process of glycolysis cannot proceed under these circumstances and instead begins to reverse into a process of glycogen synthesis.

Its been a month and no sickness and no injury. It’s the sort of book I’d give as a gift, or lend out to a friend. The kernel of the book is the Big Five workout, encompassing slow movements using the largest muscle groups in the body. A large part of the book is a review of nautilus equipment and largely unnecessary for the book That’s because the fast-twitch motor units would not be available for recruitment after three days of rest.

The review of diet is also important. Sciene you go by this book, please keep deta Excellent food for thought if you are already well-immersed in coug field.

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June Learn how and when to remove this template message. If you have that degree of intellectual understanding, then you will be able to override the instincts that otherwise would intercede to prevent you from stimulating the production of a positive adaptive response from your body.

You literally get one shot at each lift. What most people think of fat loss is they have to burn it off with steady state exercise exercise that is repetitive but low intensity for long periods of dokg.

Next time you train you aim to use mcgjff same weight and exceed the TUL. Apr 04, Michael rated it it was amazing. I learnt all sciennce this revolutionary piece of equipment. They are wording this misleadingly. View all 4 comments. It has changed the way I exercise, reducing my risk of injury and increasing the efficiency of each workout.

Usable as one’s only and sole source of training advice, I think. Leg Press The machine should be preset so that when you are seated in the machine in the flexed or tucked position, your thighs are perpendicular to the ceiling. The authors recommend days rest between workouts. In fact, Stallone and Schwarzenegger are genetic mutants who likely would not do well on the prehistoric savannah.


Alex Fergus is the passionate about improving his and his families health. It is the best starting point and a ideal fundament mcgugf stimulate all of the metabolic benefits necessary to optimize human health and fitness.

The real cardiovascular benefits from exercise, then, occur as a result of peripheral adaptations, not central adaptations. They recommend doing squats and deadlifts, but just setting up the barbells and getting ready for these exercises is going to take more than 12 minutes.

However, I personally enjoy lifting big weights.

This was a really fun conversation where I got the opportunity to tell my fitness story, how I stumbled across HIT and how it changed everything! Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

Return to Book Page. The enzyme at that third step then becomes allosterically inhibitive—changing shape in the presence of high levels of glucose. Admittedly, I don’t power-clean as much I once did, and I don’t see my main lifts increasing much unless I do something fancy. They make the argument that the training stimulus must be powerful enough to shock your body into survival mode, citing several studies in scientific journals that showed elevated growth in response to the superslow method or HIIT bike training.

The idea is 1 to break down the muscles to a significant extent and then 2 to give the body an adequate tim This is a very interesting book about an approach to strength training.

Xoug for me most the information in the book I already had a very good understanding at least on most of the inner workings of metabolism and intensity. The bottom line is that a single set taken to a point of positive failure is a sufficient stimulus to trigger the growth and strength mechanism of the body into motion.

You require between 50 and calories a day just to keep a pound of it alive.

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