Beyond High Intensity Interval Training


You gave a great answer last week on triple drops, I tried them and loved them. Any other time efficient methods beyond regular HIT?


There are many, some of which I’ve discussed here and some I save for my bulletin subscribers

The important point though I think is this – seek simplicity.

For some reason, certain trainees thinks it takes a PhD to come up with a training program that builds muscle.

In my day, I’ve seen people pouring over books, courses, videotapes, CD’s etc.

They’d have elaborate graphs, charts and mathematical equations to “perfect” their training.

They would obsess over periodization models, undulating periodization, wave loading, deloading, re-loading – the whole 9 yards.

I remember thinking it looked like they were working for NASA in mission control.

And you know what? Most of them STILL couldn’t make a decision about what to do.

So they’d call me. My response floored many of them.

Stunning Answer, Stunning Results

“Set a timer for 20 minutes. Select a weight to use on the over head BB press, pullup and squat and perform as many reps of each as you can in that timeframe. Stop. Record that number, and that’s your workout.”

So I’d hear “What!? Which exercise do I do first? How long do I rest between sets? How much weight do I use?”

I usually told them I didn’t care, they’d figure it out. Just be consistent with it from workout to workout

And you know what? Almost EVERYONE that tried it that was eating enough grew muscle, and some of them a LOT of muscle.”

But how could this be? It can’t be that simple, can it?

Yes, it can and I’d say for 90% of people keeping it that simple is only going to help them.

A lot of people in our community suffer from analysis paralysis, the inability to focus and program hopping.

This removes all 3, and forces them to do more work per unit of time in the big basic exercises that really matter.

If there’s a secret to success for most people, it’s removing those 3 barriers. You can get fancier later on if you’d like, but not until you give something like this a fair shake for 6 to 8 weeks.

Most people will be stunned at what they can accomplish.

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Coach Rob Regish

Rob Regish is an internationally recognized name in the field of health and fitness. He's been a weekly contributor to for almost a decade, answering listener questions from around the world.

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