December 2nd, 2010
by Mike T Nelson · Filed Under: Bigger Muscles (Hypertrophy) · Gym Movements Biofeedback
TED Talk from Eric Berlow: How complexity leads to simplicity
I admit that I am totally adicted to TED talks.
This one is awesome and will only take less than 4 minutes of your time.
For fitness and exercise we are making it too hard.
This does NOT mean that physiology is not complex or simple. Far from it. I’ve often said that “physiology is messy” and “associated with every ‘bad’ engineering work like non-linear, anisotropic, etc” I’ve spent years studying physiology only to learn that I don’t know much! ha!
The INTERFACE of exercise is quite simple though!
Here are the 3 keys you must know for more muscle with less fat and pain
1) Measure your range of motion (if you want to know how, click HERE)
a) ROM (range of motion) is less -try a different exercise
b) ROM is better -great! Do that exercise
c) ROM is about the same -try something else to see if you can do better
2) Do each set until you one of 3 things happen:
a) your speed slows down
b) you have inappropriate tension
c) your breathing is altered.
3) Work to add overload with these 3 components:
a) volume (weight x sets x reps)
b) intensity (% 1 rep max or weight used)
c) density (volume/ time)
Rinse and repeat.
It really can be that easy!
Just think 3 x 3
What do you think? Let me know by posting a comment below!
Mike T Nelson