Drew Baye is one of the top high intensity training experts. He’s also a prolific writer, researcher, an elite level personal trainer and the founder of Baye.com, the most popular high intensity training blog.
In this episode, Drew and I go right back to basics. If you are a beginner to high intensity strength training and/or a little confused about how it differs from conventional resistance training, you will find this really valuable. However, even advanced HIT trainees or trainers will find this a very helpful reminder on how to make the most of a HIT workout.
In this episode, we cover:
- What is HIT?
- How to construct workouts
- How to perform exercises
- How to measure progress
- How to manage volume and frequency
- … and much more
I had an epiphany during the conversation: improvements on paper are not the goal. Mastering the workout is the goal. Improvements in the numbers on the paper are a by-product and not a goal directly.
In The 4-Hour Body, the author, Tim Ferriss featured Drew to demonstrate how it’s possible to get to 3-4% body fat with no “cardio”. Check it out:
- Listen to it on iTunes.
- Stream by clicking here.
- Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as”.
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Body by Science: A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- High Intensity Training
- Duke University
- Nautilus, Inc
- Example of a HIT workout
- My bodyweight exercise videos: Chin-up, Push-up, Single-legged-squat 1, Single-legged-squat 2
- Drew Baye’s workout sheets
- Fractional plates ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Barbells Locking Collars Clamps ( Amazon US / Amazon UK)