The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists — Dr. Martin Gibala (#217)

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“Life is an interval workout.” – Dr. Martin Gibala Martin Gibala, Ph.D. (@gibalam) is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage. Martin has published more than […]

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Discipline Equals Freedom — Jocko Willink (#275)

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Please enjoy this transcript of the show being taken over by Jocko Willink (@jockowillink). Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the episode here or by selecting any of the options below. DUE TO SOME HEADACHES IN THE PAST, PLEASE NOTE LEGAL CONDITIONS: […]

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Dr. Martin Gibala (#217)

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Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Martin Gibala, Ph.D., professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the interview here or by selecting any of the options […]

My Breakfast Routine Before Workouts

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I’ve been experimenting with different breakfast options for decades. In 1998-1999, it was at least 80% fat while on a Cyclic Ketogenic Diet (CKD). For the last 12 years, I’ve mostly consumed Slow-Carb Diet options shared in The 4-Hour Body (e.g. like this low-carb, high-protein, breakfast you can make in under 3 minutes, though I now use […]

From Geek to Freak: How I Gained 34 lbs. of Muscle in 4 Weeks

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After holding off for nearly two years, I’m posting this because too many people have asked for it. The lasses should read it, too, as the same principles can be applied to bodyfat loss. I weighed 152 lbs. for four years of high school, and after training in tango in Buenos Aires in 2005, that […]

How To Gain 20 Pounds In 28 Days: The Extreme Muscle Building Secrets of UFC Fighters

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The following is Part 2 of a two-part guest post from Nate Green, who works with John Berardi, PhD, Georges St-Pierre’s nutritional coach. Part 1 detailed how top UFC fighters rapidly lose weight before weigh-ins for competitive advantage. Now, in Part 2, Nate shares how he gained 20 pounds in 28 days, using techniques an […]

Pavel: 80/20 Powerlifting and How to Add 110+ Pounds to Your Lifts

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Mullet power: John Inzer deadlifts 780 lbs. at 165 lbs. bodyweight. (Photo: Powerlifting USA) Pavel Tsatsouline, former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor, has made a name for himself in the world of strength. He wrote the below article, outlining the simple routine of Russian Master of Sports, Alexander Faleev, for Built magazine, which folded […]

Discipline Equals Freedom — Jocko Willink (#275)

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“Your will doesn’t break — it never shows up in the first place.” – Jocko Willink Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) takes over the show for a special episode. As I learned during our first interview, he is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. In this episode, Jocko shares lessons from his new book Discipline Equals Freedom: Field […]

‘Unrealistic’ Athletic Goals: Why and How to Pursue Them

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Human flight in the form of judo. (Photo: Fabiogis50) Pavel Tsatsouline was punching me in the ass. It’s not every day that you have a former Soviet Special Forces instructor punch you in the butt cheeks. But it was the second day of Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC), and we were practicing constant tension, one of […]