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So what if you’ve never exercised before, but now you want to (or you’re told you “have” to)? What do you do if you’ve had a layoff because of injury or illness and you want to build back. How do you manage this? How do you build aerobic capacity or regain it? With all the […]

This is a good example of the Squat Assisted Pull Up (or Squat Pull) using playground equipment. Though the author Ed Pierini offers some suggestions, those wishing to use them as a “panaerobic” exercise in the way suggested by Dr. Schwartz might do them for timed continuous reps (working up to 15 minutes or more) or […]

What speed should you use with Panaerobics – whether HeavyHands, Longstrength, or IsoTonoMetrics? The books of Dr. Schwartz are helpful in this regard – to a point. He describes working at various rates – all which seem rather fast paced. It could even seem like this suggested speed of motion could not be done while […]

Suppversity is a brilliant blog to read… Here’s one of their latest articles on fatburning you should read for yourself: HIIT or LISS – A Question of Efficacy? High Intensity Interval Training Kickstarts Fatty Acid Oxidation & Metabolism to Make Up for the Higher Energy Exp. During LISS in 24h It’s not only worth reading, […]

If you’re familiar with Charles Atlas or other self-resistance exercise systems (sometimes called “Dynamic Self Resistance” or “DSR”) Dr. Schwartz’ IsoTonoMetrics may still seem baffling to you. Don’t worry, many people are similarly baffled at first! Look at it this way, if you’re familiar with a variety of self-resistance exercises already, you’re half way there! […]

To be honest, this blog has made fun of people who undersell the required amount of WORK actually required to get verifiable results from any exercise program… like the fellow who talked about “10 Minute Workouts” and quoted a scientific paper that noted that FIFTEEN “10 Minute workouts” per week were in order! You can […]

David Nyman is a 30 Year HeavyHander with a wealth of practical experience in HeavyHands! He left an excellent comment on the post “Was Dr. Schwartz Against High Intensity Interval Training?” Just so you don’t miss this information, the comment is being given it’s own “post”: Great blog! I’m also a long-term Heavyhander (30 years) […]

Today, “High Intensity Interval Training”  (abbreviated “HIIT”) is the “rage”.  Some claim it even burns 9 times more fat than “steady state cardio”! (see below for the misquoted research!) The common line is… “Stop working out so long! Work out hard and intense using intervals!” As a result, people who yesterday were blobs of blubber […]