Tim Ryan (info @ stronglifetraining.com) is the owner of Strong Life Personal Training in Barrington, Illinois. As well as personal training, Tim offers mentoring, workshops, and seminars for studio owners to help you improve your trainers, upgrade your machines, and deliver better client results — Learn more and contact Tim here.
In this episode, Tim joins me for Part 4 of our HIT Fundamentals Series where he lays out the theory of training to failure, the mechanisms of muscle contraction, the optimal window for concentric failure, and so much more.
Listen to Parts 1-3:
- 352 – Tim Ryan – The History and Philosophy of HIT – The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series
- 354 – Tim Ryan – How to Articulate the Benefits of HIT – The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series – Part 2
- 358 – Tim Ryan – Movement Speed – The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series – Part 3
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- 2:48 – Training slow unavoidably vs. training slow intentionally
- 12:25 – What is time under load (TUL)?
- 14:07 – What is time to concentric failure (TCF)?
- 15:13 – Tracking TUL and TCF
- 22:04 – Time-frame, reps, and speed for TCF
- 30:52 – The mechanism of muscle contraction
- 45:06 – The theory for training to failure
- 53:10 – Understanding load and intensity
- 1:02:23 – Training and exercise instruction tips
- 1:15:41 – Optimal time window for concentric failure
- 1:18:32 – Correlation between genotype, TCF and TUL
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