Panaerobic Walking

The title “Panaerobic Walking” is a bit misleading. After all, “HeavyHands” was by Dr. Schwartz’ definition “panaerobic”, i.e. seeking to mobilize as much muscle tissue as possible to process oxygen by using all four limbs simultaneously in a series of “inefficient” motions (i.e. motions unnecessary to accomplish the basic tasks of walking, jogging or running). …

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Was Dr. Schwartz Against High Intensity Interval Training?

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 …

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Defining Panaerobics More

A previous post started defining panaerobics. Here is some more in the way of definition from Dr. Schwartz’s Panaerobics website: This was in response to the question: “How does ISO generate such enormous strength and aerobic workloads?” The answer given below. Another definition of panaerobics is in bold, but the whole passage is worth considering:

Dr. Schwartz’ HeavyHands – A Unique Contribution to the field of Exercise and Weight Loss

Though with each passing month the newsstands are filled with new magazines, books, and articles promoting the latest weight loss or exercise “secret”, the truth is an unsung hero created a method of exercise a few decades ago that would help most folks gain the physical prowess and ability to burn fat they crave. His …

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Leonard Schwartz, Isotonometrics, Charles Atlas and Dynamic Tension

In a previous post on Isotonometrics, the question was asked: “So was this “isometrics”? Or “dynamic tension”? Or something else? That will be explored in a future article!” This is that article. Dr. Schwartz’s extant writings interact from time to time with the systems advocated by other fitness experts who are mentioned by name, like …

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The Tabata Lie

Dr. Schwartz never mentioned “Tabata’s” – they were before his time. As the article demonstrates despite the popularity of the “Name” the principles are widely misunderstood. Schwartz’ protocols were for the more average person aiming to establish a solid base of fitness with exercise that was pleasurable – not dreaded because of its intensity. As …

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Good Morning Dips

Here’s an illustration of the “Good Morning Dip” by John McKean, a student of Dr. Len Schwartz and advocate of “Longstrength” training for weight lifters.   The “Good Morning” is another name for the “forward bend”… like that done when “touching your toes”.