Posts Tagged: Peak 8

MAXercise

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In the newest 180 book, Diet Recovery (which you can now order a printed copy of until I run out of them – click HERE for more information), I coin the cheesy name “MAXercise” to describe the basic concept (with a few tweaks) of what Phil Campbell, founder of the Peak 8 or “Sprint 8″ exercise system, discusses in the following interview with Joey “Mad Dog” Mercola.  The Lady Krill-a! This interview came out recently and I found it to be pretty good.  Plus it’s just hilarious for a nerd like me to watch Mercola butcher things like “Tabata” exercises, calling them “Tinata.”  I wonder if he’s also heard of the Mexican interval training known as Pinata?  And Mr. Campbell?  Well, his voice is just so damn money.  He even mentions the motherland in the video… Read more »

The Limitations of Interval Training

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I’ve heard a few people make remarks like, “Matt is recommending interval training.” I’m not actually. Interval training is just as retarded as many other forms of exercise, and this is why… If you read stuff like Lyle McDonald, you’ll notice that no such magic status is given to interval training over other forms of exercise. If there are any advantages to it, those advantages are short-lived, expiring after 6-8 weeks or so. I would agree with this wholeheartedly. Any form of exercise that you do that contains no element of progression will cease to continually give you results. Bodybuilders seem to understand this general principle of exercise and adaptation better than anyone else. To continually gain strength and muscle size, the exercise has to get harder and harder over… Read more »