Body by Science: A Research-Based Program for Strength by Doug McGuff and John R. Little

By Doug McGuff and John R. Little

Development muscle hasn't ever been quicker or more uncomplicated than with this innovative once-a-week education application In physique by way of technology, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little groups up with health medication specialist Dr. Doug McGuff to provide a scientifically confirmed formulation for maximizing muscle improvement in exactly 12 mins per week. sponsored through rigorous examine, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity software for expanding power, revving metabolism, and construction muscle for a complete health adventure.

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Therefore, we advance the following as our definition of exercise based on known facts: Exercise: A specific activity that stimulates a positive physiological adaptation that serves to enhance fitness and health and does not undermine the latter in the process of enhancing the former. Thousands of activities are popularly thought of as exercise, ranging from walking and running to calisthenics, weight training, and yoga. However, many of these activities do not qualify as exercise by our definition, either because they are inefficient at stimulating the mechanical and metabolic adaptations necessary to benefit the fitness (and, to a large extent, the health) of our bodies or because their continued performance results in an undermining of bodily health.

This human tendency to misapply our cognitive generalizing capabilities in the face of statistical rarities has been explored in detail in books such as Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in the Markets and Life (2nd Edition, Random House, 2005) and The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Random House and Penguin Press, 2007), both by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. As used by Taleb, a “black swan” is a freak, random variation occurring in nature that people immediately seize upon—analogous to the tall tree sticking up out of the canopy.

We did not undertake this enterprise with any preconceived notion of what we were going to find, but we at least knew what we were looking for in a valid study. The methods employed in looking for answers must be valid: the studies should be randomized and, where possible, double blind, so that there has been some sort of placebo control put into effect (this can be hard to do with physical training literature). These criteria are the hallmarks of valid studies. Disclosure of who funded the study is another consideration.

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