Hi! Is anyone practicing the Body by science protocol? Either Doug McGuff or Fred Hann Slow burn? I know there are others as well, anything along that line. Either the 1 or 2 times a week version to failure. I I tried it when I FIRST started keto and felt like my brain was going to explode as it was SO INTENSE… two years later I am now ready to take it on. would love to hear some feedback on this type of workout as I finally found a gym in my area that specializes in this.
About 2 years ago I had the time and access to a gym to do the “super slo-mo” in Body By Science and it was the most effective exercise routine I’ve ever done - my strength nearly tripled on virtually all the exercises I was doing.
Given that with my age and grey hair I’m often given the senior discount without them even asking, the double-takes I would get when lifting the entire stack on some machines were @Brenda Zorn-like and very satisfying.
Unfortunately stubborn tendinitis issues prevent me from lifting the same way at the current time.
I should’ve mentioned that the tendinitis came from moving boxes and furniture between offices and homes from June 2015 through November 2015 and not from exercising in the gym!
Sorry to hear that =(
WOW great endorsement - I am super excited, thank you
I did BBS back in 2011 and I got good results but I got a slight shoulder injury that healed completely. Did full body workouts after that. I started BBS again last year but choose not to go to failure as I didn’t have a spotter. Did that for a few months and recently changed things up. Doing the big 5 but 3 sets of 8-10 reps, lifting heavy.
That’s wonderful finding a gym that specializes in this. Woo hoo!
Agree, you for sure need a spotter to take full advantage.
Jacquie one of my reasons for doing this is the low injury risk, can you tell me what happened?
Sandra, I’m only 5’2" and most machines are set for average height folks, so I think it just came down to good form, taking my size into consideration. I don’t think you’ll be at risk, especially if you’re going to a gym that specializes in BBS. I’m so jelly.
Makes sense, this is ALL she does so part of the lure was the non injury. Your issue makes sense, thank you for sharing.
I wrote a long post about it here. https://www.ketogenicforums.com/t/introduction-to-lifting/449/15
The irony is that super slow training can reduce your training time and frequency significantly. My “rest between sets” is one week! I go to the gym once a week and do one “full” set of 5 compound exercises.
That is what I am talking about, thank you I wold love to read that.
Jamie, I am going to try once a week. Dexa scan tomorrow then scan again in 8/10 weeks to see what is up. Then find something else to do in the rest of the week that is complementary.
Yes, I do other complementary activities like walking, stairs (multiple time), functional exercises at home and lap swimming.
Love Slow Burn and amazing results when I did it before. Just getting back to it again. Ted Naimen has great explanation on it too. I use free weights for some exercises, and body weight for others or for all if I can’t get to gym. Going to failure is hard but where you get the results. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RlYXb1xs86U
I know Deb, I am one of the lucky ones who has him as my doctor. I love that video as well as the food one on his site. www.burnfatnotsugar.com Great videos!
I like power yoga I am thinking that is a nice mix.
Jamie I am hoping you can answer a question for me. As stated I am just starting back up with any kind of intense workout (like this) Here is my issue… durring the last 15 seconds of the intense “push to failure” I get a MIND BLOWING headache. What can I eat/drink before hand to stop this from happening? I typically go fasted just because I am on a 23/1 eating. Any help would be greatly appreciated on this. TYIA =) PS, no endurance issues, just so intense that I can NOT continue.
another ps… no issues with 60 - 120 minutes of any type of cardio activity, ONLY this last push.
This is not a good symptom that you need to pay attention to. I really think you need medical advice, not advice from me.
The best general advice I can give, which was given me by my now-passed father, a doctor, was “Listen to your body.” At the very minimum you should wind back the exercise that is causing the headache. I hope you are not holding your breath. Whether your hydration or blood sugar status affects this, I have no idea.
I have suffered a brain haemorrhage about 10 years ago, and was lucky not to have had a stroke. I was hospitalised for 2 weeks, could not work and was cross-eyed for 6 months. Prevention is better than cure. Please be sensible.