MUSCLE LOSS: At about age 35, without an appropriate exercise stimulus, you will start to lose about 1 pound of muscle per year.

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The Super-slow High-Intensity exercise program is a basic program that can work for any goal that you’re looking for. It works for everyone from athletes to seniors.

The following is condensed from:BODY BY SCIENCE 6 (CONSIDERATIONS FOR ATHLETES AND SENIORS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGCcjCjAlk

The final chapter of the book, Body By Science, discusses this form of exercise for seniors because of any group of people that can benefit most from this type of exercise its seniors. Seniors have been badly victimized by our traditional notions of exercise. We treat them as if they are fragile, as if the adaptive response for exercising them is somehow compromised and it’s notIt is intact all the way to age 100 and beyond and we were fearful of having them exert themselves forcefully. Yet we will turn around and have them do a form of exercise that is significantly less intense. But when you investigate the type of exercise they’re doing, whether it’s aerobics or being on a stepper or going walking what we find is the intensity is low but the cumulative forces are large and the acute forces are also large and it puts them at risk for injury.

What they need is a low force form of exercise that’s ferociously hard that will cause them to reclaim their muscle massbecause if you look at what can go wrong as you age starting atabout age 35 without an appropriate exercise stimulus you will start to lose about 1 pound of muscle per year of life. Well the elderly have simply more time to accumulate this muscle loss.

Once you have muscle loss, a whole other series of things starts to cascade:

  • Your cardiovascular system no longer has as much tissue to have to provide support for, so it starts to decline.
  • Your bone mass is very much predicated on your muscle mass so osteoporosis sets in.
  • Your gastrointestinal transit time is directly proportionate muscle mass as that starts to decline.
  • You start have problems with constipation.
  • You develop diverticulitis.
  • You’re at risk for colon cancer.

Every single negative health aspect that can be associated with aging can be backtracked to a loss of muscle mass. That’s the bad news.

The good news is, is the adaptive response to intense exercise is still present and it can be delivered to the elderly in a very safe manner that doesn’t cause them to occur incur excess force. We have an eighty three-year-old gentleman in our facility, who suffers from a genetic type of arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis.  Most people his age that have that disorder are wheelchair-bound.  Mr. Davis is stronger than the average 20 year old we bring in off the street for an introductory workout. He’s chest pressing close to 300 pounds. He does our compound row machine with 320.  He’s into the 700s on the leg press at age 83.

So the process is still intact for reclaiming strength and muscle mass and elderly people and they are the ones that have the most to benefit from it and that’s kind of how we tie the book up is with them as an emphasis because despite the title of the book which makes it seem directed towards the bodybuilding audience the book is really dedicated towards a broad audience and our emphasis is particularly on the people that have the most to gain from it which elderly but it really truly is for everyoneand it really can bring exercise back to a rational scientific basis of producing results for yourself.

Refer to the last few weeks blogs for demonstrations of the Super-Slow High-Intensity exercise program.

 

I highly recommend Dr. Doug McGuff’s book https://www.amazon.ca/Body-Science-Research-St…/…/0071597174

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Lydia Polstra

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BODY BY SCIENCE 7 (THE “BIG 5” WORKOUT) for Men

All you need is 15 minutes to complete the Big 5 Workout.

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In this first video, Doug McGuff, MD, explains the central components of the “Big 5” workout from Chapter 4 of the book “Body By Science.” Covered in this brief talk are exercise selection, the importance of force issues in exercise, the importance of intensity, why multiple sets of a given exercise are not necessary and the importance of full recovery in between workouts.

BODY BY SCIENCE 7 (THE “BIG 5” WORKOUT)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eNBTZiZnLY

Here are videos of the Big 5:

BODY BY SCIENCE (VIDEO 10): The Big 5 Workout (Part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txsd0rIsPR4

In this installment, Dr. Doug McGuff explains the exercises and principles behind the “Big 5” workout as detailed in the book “Body By Science.”

BODY BY SCIENCE (VIDEO 10): The Big 5 Workout (Part 2)             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USyj-RgHFl0

Doug McGuff, MD demonstrates the “Big 5” Workout as detailed in the book “Body By Science.” This is Part 2 of a four-part series.

BODY BY SCIENCE VIDEO 10 THE BIG 5 WORKOUT (Part 3)         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tI4bOiSAaQ

In this third installment of the “Big 5” Workout series Dr. Doug McGuff demonstrates the remaining exercises of the “Big 5” workout as detailed in his book “Body By Science.”

BODY BY SCIENCE (VIDEO 10): The Big 5 Workout (Part 4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnDRtLyBFdg

In this fourth installment of the “Body By Science” BIG 5 Workout series, Dr. Doug McGuff discusses the metabolic effects of the “Big 5” workout.

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The Science of Fat Loss Part 1

Doug McGuff, MD is co-author with John Little of the book “Body By Science”.  Here is Part 1, next week will be Part 2 of the 2 part presentation.

BODY BY SCIENCE 5 (The Science Of Fat Loss — Part 1) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzA-E8zb-Ds

In Part 1, Doug McGuff, MD describes the actual science underlying how the human body loses body fat, providing a summary of the key points of Chapter 9 of “Body By Science.”

Here is the transcript so you can follow along.

A good component of the book (BODY BY SCIENCE) is devoted to an area where some of the worst confusion exists and that’s how exercise relates to fat loss, because our whole notions of fat loss are actually turning out to be very flawed.

What we used to think of is a very simple: calories in minus calories out.

It is not that way at all as any female that’s ever crossed the threshold around 35 to 40 can attest to that because the exact same diet and exercise activity that kept them in good shape. Once they cross that threshold suddenly seems not to work.

So, well and what we’re coming to understand is that fat loss is very much a hormonal event, hormonal metabolic episode. Not only is our current thinking about it flawed, we have to think about our exercise and dietary regimen in a way that creates the hormonal environment that’s permissive for fat loss.

The biggest fatal flaw in the way people think about fat loss is the notion that calories in minus calories out, that this calories out component can be significantly affected by exercise, by the notion that I get on this treadmill. I look at it and these calories tick off and after 40 minutes 300 calories are gone and there went that piece of key lime pie. It absolutely does not work that way.

Think about it.  If we were really that metabolically efficient we would starve to death in the process of shopping at Buy Low much less in the process of hunting and gathering. What the treadmill is not showing you is when you plug in your weight it’s asking for your weight because it’s calculating your basal metabolic rate, which tells you how much you would have burned just sitting there and then it’s adding the activity rate to that and giving you this total but it’s not telling you burn 300 calories because of this activity. You may have burned 25 to 50. So it doesn’t really amount to much. And once you understand the hormonal environment that makes fat gain and fact loss happen you can see how it’s not even the right question.

Now, if I took each of you and we dumped you out in the woods and we said hunt and gather and bring back to me over the course of the week everything that you’ve hunted and gathered and we took accounting of everything you brought back to me we would assign percentages to all the different macronutrient groups: protein, fat, carbohydrate. And we would add it all up and what we would find is of what you brought back to me the smallest contribution would come from carbohydrate. Okay, I hear y’all going, oh no he’s going to start on the Atkins thing. No, it is not what we’re talking about.

But you do have to keep this in mind that is the smallest contribution that you would bring back to me from hunting and gathering in any environment.  So we take that fact and we have to realize that the body is going to predicate the signal to store body fat on the macronutrient that is least abundant because if you have the least abundant thing in more than adequate supply then it is safe to store body fat. So what we’ll find is that body fat storage is predicated on the hormone insulin. What insulin does is it takes blood sugar that is circulating in your blood and moves it into the cells of your body. In particular the largest storage reservoir for that glucose is your muscle cells.

So if there’s an abundance of carbohydrate that will get moved into your muscles cells until they’re completely full. Once they’re completely full, the muscle cells will decrease the sensitivity of the insulin receptors on their surface so that no more sugar can be brought into their because it mucks up the metabolic machinery. It is sort of like pouring pancake syrup on the keyboard of your computer.

What happens then is the glucose starts to stack up in your bloodstream, which sends a more powerful signal for insulin to rise up. And insulin’s major signal is nutrient storage and you will start to store body fat. Well, when the time comes for you to mobilize body fat your insulin levels have to drop because the enzyme that moves body fat out of fat cells called hormone sensitive lipase and what hormone sensitive lipase is sensitive to is insulin If your insulin level is too high in your bloodstream even at a calorie deficit you will be physiologically unable to mobilize body fat it will shut it off.

So right now the problem with obesity in our society is really a problem in how we handle sugar and it’s a problem of insulin sensitivity, which needs to be restored back to normal.

Come back next week for

BODY BY SCIENCE 5 (The Science Of Fat Loss — Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToGt_GYCUmY

In Part 2, Doug McGuff, MD, discusses the facts underlying an effective fat loss program and the role of high-intensity strength training in making the process more effective. This is the conclusion of a two-part video based on the content of Chapter 9 of “Body By Science”.

Doug McGuff’s Biography

Doug McGuff, MD became interested in exercise at the age of 15 when he first read Arthur Jones’ Nautilus Training Bulletin No. 2. His interest in exercise and biology led him into a career in medicine. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and went on to train in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock where he served as Chief Resident. From there, Dr. McGuff served as Faculty in the Wright State University Emergency Medicine Residency and was a staff Emergency Physician at Wright- Patterson AFB Hospital.

Throughout his career Dr. McGuff maintained his interest in high intensity exercise. Doug realized a lifelong dream when he opened Ultimate Exercise in November, 1997. Over the past 19 years Dr. McGuff and his instructors have continued to explore the limits of exercise through their personal training clients at Ultimate Exercise.

In addition to his work at Ultimate Exercise, Dr. McGuff is an Emergency Physician for the Greenville Health System and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville. Dr. McGuff lives in Seneca, South Carolina with his wife of 32 years, and their two children, Eric and Madeline.  https://www.ihmc.us/lectures/20160929/

My promotion of this book does not result in my making any monies.  If you wish to buy the book, here is the link https://www.amazon.ca/Body-Science-Research-Program-Results/dp/0071597174/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527881075&sr=1-1&keywords=body+by+science&dpID=51XCAQEx6UL&preST=_SX198_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

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Body By Science: Four Machines for Women.

Here are a few of the McGuff work out videos for women. His wife, Wendy, is demonstrating the 4 machines for women.

BODY BY SCIENCE (VIDEO 11): Wendy McGuff’s Big 4 Workout (Part 1)

In this installment of the “Body By Science” video series, Wendy McGuff demonstrates her “Big 4” workout that she performs once every 14 days. This is the first of two parts.

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BODY BY SCIENCE (VIDEO 11): WENDY McGUFF’S BIG 4 WORKOUT (Part 2) – YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2djxhCQWq0

In Part Two of this two-part series, Wendy McGuff completes the demonstration of her “Big 4” workout that she performs once every 14 days following the principles espoused in the book “Body By Science.” For more information please visit: http://www.bodybyscience.net

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Improvement is measured by weight multiplied bythe time it takes to do the set.Each movement should be at least 10 seconds in and 10 seconds out until muscle failure. Ideally it should take no more than 120 seconds. In his recent interview on Youtube, I learned that the first ONE inch of the movement in or out should take 3 seconds.

ALSO:

To learn more, I suggest these websites, the first one will ease you into the topic.
http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/05/25/peak-fitness-on-muscle-gain-failure.aspx

Here are two interviews with Dr. Doug McGuff. He is an ER doctor and an exercise expert bodybuilder withhis own gyms.

Here is a brief overview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahIKTdJaXPE

Here is the full interview with Dr. Mercola interviewing Dr. McGuff.
http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/01/06/dr-doug-mcguff-on-exercise.aspx

Here is the transcript. It helps to follow along if you print out the transcript.

http://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/ExpertInterviewTranscripts/InterviewDougMcGuff-Exercise.pdf

I read Dr. McGuff’s book, Body of Science, it tells you how it works in your body down to the cell level. Here is the link. It is possible read parts of it in this website. https://www.amazon.ca/Body-Science-Research-Program-Results/dp/0071597174

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BODY BY SCIENCE: A research-based program for strength training bodybuilding and complete fitness in 12 minutes a week.

Doug McGuff, MD is co-author with John Little of the book “Body By Science”.
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In this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ufSYBcZa0 Dr. McGuff speaks about common errors we all make with regards to exercise.
 
This is condensed from the transcript.
 
Here are some of the common errors we may have made:
 
1. Quitting an exercise program because of the time commitment involved.
2. Quit an exercise program because you became worn out or injured.
3. You purchased exercise equipment and now it is used to hang clothes.
 
The premise of the book is: A research-based program for strength training bodybuilding and complete fitness in 12 minutes a week.
 
Everything put forth in the book is supported by scientific peer-reviewed literature and this wasn’t really possible until 2004.
 
The second part of the title says strength training, bodybuilding and complete fitness. Those three things are the same thing.
 
The only way that you can do any of those three things is by performing mechanical work with muscle.
 
The higher the quality of the mechanical work with muscle the more you can get at your cardiac system, your vascular system, respiratory system and your metabolic subsystems to produce beneficial adaptations.
 
The last part (of the title) is in 12 minutes a week.
What we try to do in the book is to demonstrate with the scientific literature is that it is actually a requirement for the production of best results.
 
The book, Body by Science, explains the how and why of high intensity training, balancing enough scientific background to convey key principles and concepts without overwhelming the lay reader, and practical in-the-gym how-to. It is well organized, well researched, and well written, and an enjoyable and informative read.
 
 
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15 minutes of resistance weight training is all the exercise I need for the week to build muscle.

15 minutes of resistance weight training is all the exercise I need for the week.  Dr. McGuff says that is all I need to build muscle.

Dr. Doug McGuff is an expert in high-intensity exercise and he’s an emergency room physician. He is also passionate about exercise that can really have such a dramatic ability to influence your health.

I became interested when I heard in an Interview with Dr. Mercola that Dr. McGuff said, “I originally became interested in exercises when I was about 14 years old. I was in a sport called bicycle motocross, which is a type of sprint race done off-road on bicycles. (With resistance training) I went from last-place to untouchable. I made it to the professional level by the time I was 17.”

He went on to say:

  • I always continue to do high-intensity strength training. I followed the works of Arthur Jones*, and Mike Mentzer my whole life.

 

  • The type of high-intensity interval training that I am advocating is similar to high-intensity interval training, but it’s being done with weight equipment.

 

  • I started to pay more attention to restricting the amount of training that was being done. … I spaced my workouts further and further apart and getting better results.

 

  • Dr. McGuff suggests not do a workout until you have fully recovered. That means the workouts will be anywhere from 7 to 14 days a part.

 

* Arthur Jones changed how many people exercise with the introduction of his Nautilus fitness machines. The invention of the exercise machines in the 1960s helped spark the health club business.

 

* Mike Mentzer was one of the classic bodybuilders of the early years.  He will always be remembered for having one of the greatest physiques of all time.

Next week I will post his workout for women.

The week after that, I will post his workout for men.

In both you will see roughly the set up and the equipment, what the joint angles and range of motions are, and what the performance of the exercise and the experience of the workout actually looks like.

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Ketogenic Diet Expert Dr. Volek Explains the Diet.

Dr. Volek a leading expert on the Low-Carb (Ketogenic) diet.

BACKGROUND: Dr. JEFF VOLEK is an Associate Professor in the #1 ranked Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiologic impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements.

** Dr. Volek’s most significant line of work has been a series of studies performed over the last 15 years aimed at better understanding what constitutes a well formulated low carbohydrate diet and their impact on obesity, body composition, adaptations to training and overall metabolic health. **

This line of work has shown profound effects of carbohydrate restriction on overall health and well-being, as well as peak performance. … He has published 250 scientific manuscripts and presented over 100 talks at scientific and industry conferences in eight countries. He was co-author of the New York Times Best Selling “The New Atkins for a New You” published in March 2010, and has subsequently self-published two books “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living” and “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance” that delve deeper into the science and application of low carbohydrate diets.

Here is the link to the four short videos, under 10 minutes each. They helped me understand the diet.
http://www.artandscienceoflowcarb.com/videos-presentations/

You can learn more by purchasing his book: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living
Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/New-Atkins-You-Ultimate-Shedding/dp/1439190275

It is my wish that this posting helps you to further understand the Ketogenic (Low-Carb) Diet.

I welcome your feedback.