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Body By Science, by Dr. Doug McGuff, is one of the best books on strength, health, and fitness you’re likely to find. He comes on to talk about this book. In Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for. This program is based on the book “Body By Science” from Doug McGuff and John Little. The program is like a mutual fund of exercises, this.

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It is the best starting point and a ideal fundament to stimulate all of the metabolic benefits necessary to optimize human health and fitness. You can do the workout with sciende or as a free weight option.

However given that it is basically a resistance training, which means that the goal of your training is a point where you can no longer produce enough force to lift the resistance, the machine option is the better choice.

The program consists exclusively of compound exercisesthat means that they involve rotation around several joint axes and therefore involve also several muscular groups mcgugf excercise.

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All repetitions have to be made slowly. Your goal is not simply moving a weight from point A to point B, but rather the inroading, or weakening, of muscle. In addition to building more strength, training with a more controlled cadence significantly reduces the risk of injury.

The weight should be moved as slowly as you possibly can without the movement degenerating into a series of starts and stops. I found a 5 second cadence fine, that means 5 seconds up and 5 seconds down. Depending on the equipment you are using this can also be 10 or even 15 seconds. It can vary because some machines have a difficult start but a easy finish position and therefore the cadence can also vary in the up and down part.


A rule of thumb is that the move should be as slowly as possibly and without turning into a stuttering, stop-and-start scenario, this can vary from exercise to exercise. However in this workout we time the duration of the set from the moment it begins until the moment muscular failure is reached. It is much more meaningful than just the repetitions. For example if you make 6 reps in exercise A with a TUL of 1 minute and 30 seconds and in the next workout you make again 6 reps in exercise A but with a TUL of 1 minute and 40 seconds you actually have a improvement of 10 seconds which would otherwise be missed.

If you find that you have misjudged the resistance you should be using and are performing the exercise for too long more than ninety secondskeep going until you hit positive failure, and increase the weight by approx. Once every seven days is an excellent frequency if you are going to true failure and not just to the level of toleration of discomfort.

If you have difficulty with progression, that is an early marker that you need to start inserting more recovery days, because you are now accumulating enough strength to produce enough of a workload that it is difficult for you to recover at that particular frequency. You should move quickly from one exercise to the next.

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You should stay on this program from four to twelve weeks, depending on how you are progressing. Your email address will not be published.

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The Exercises The program consists exclusively of compound exercisesthat means that they involve rotation around several joint axes and therefore involve also several muscular groups per excercise. Let them ride neutrally in the natural plane along which they tend to want to move — tracking in line with your hands, wrists sciencd shoulder.

Overhead Press It is important to move your arms overhead with your hand in front of you, rather than out to the sides, ideally with a parallel grip palms facing each other. 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. Push your legs slowly and smoothly out to the point just short of lockout. From this position perform a slow transition, or reverse of direction, with your legs now bending until they have returned to the starting position.

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The whole movement should be a fluid, smooth and circular motion. In a machine in which you are standing: Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, and your back should be straight. Slowly bend your knees, keeping you back straight, until the bar on your shoulders lightly touches the weight stack.

Descend with control, not rapidly.

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In the video below you can get an impression of all movements and how intense it should be. The movements are shown by McGuff himself.

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