Tim Ryan (info @ stronglifetraining.com) is a Master Super Slow instructor and 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 10 of our HIT Fundamentals Series where he discusses misconceptions about exercise, the distinction between exercise and recreation, the benefits of doing High Intensity Training, and much more.
Listen to Parts 1 to 9:
- 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)
- 360 – Tim Ryan – The Optimal Window for Time Under Load and Time To Concentric Failure (The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series – Part 4)
- 361 – Tim Ryan – How to Determine the Optimal Resistance Level (The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series – Part 5)
- 363 – Tim Ryan – The Assumed vs the Real Objective of Exercise, How to Coach Correct Form, Head and Neck Position, and Breathing (The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series – Part 6)
- 366 – Tim Ryan – How to Design Exercise Programs and Manage Progression and Recovery (The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series – Part 7)
- 368 – Tim Ryan – The Six Factors of Functional Ability (The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series – Part 8)
- 370 – Tim Ryan – Will You Get Fit Doing HIT? (The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series – Part 9)
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- 2:57 – Misconceptions about exercise
- 6:56 – #1 – Exercise is logical. Recreation is instinctive.
- 8:38 – #2 – Exercise is universal. Recreation is personal.
- 11:24 – #3 – Exercise is general. Recreation is specific.
- 12:39 – #4 – Exercise is not fun. Recreation is enjoyable.
- 19:40 – Thoughts on high intensity training vs. high volume training
- 29:24 – Benefits of doing high intensity strength training
- 32:57 – Differentiating exercise and sports
- 37:37 – Main distinction & key points (exercise vs. recreation)
Selected Links from the Episode
- Strong Life Personal Training
- The Nautilus Book by Ellington Darden
- Super Slow: The Ultimate Exercise Protocol by Ken Hutchins
- Optima Strength
- Rick Chartrand Certified Exercise Instructor (YouTube)
- Super Slow Exercise Guild