This episode is a little bit of an experiment. My guest is Richard Chartrand. Richard is not a trainer and he does not own a big health and fitness business. He is a student of HIT and has been a HIT proponent for 35 years. Richard was featured in Holiday Thanks, a popular article written by Dr Doug McGuff in 2009, which explains how Richard may have single-handedly revitalised the HIT movement with his amazing physical transformation following cardiac surgery. Richard documented his transformation on drdarden.com under My Progress after Cardiac Surgery.
Some of you have been asking for an interview with a trainee for some time. Richard shares what he has learnt in his pursuit of optimal health and fitness, and I think many of you will find this very interesting and useful.
In this episode we cover:
- Richard’s story of his inspiring training journey and the severe health scares which inspired him to pursue a short career in body building.
- How Richard’s training protocol has evolved over time.
- How he wants to prove John Little wrong 😉
- and much more
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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: How has your workout protocol evolved over time? Please let me know in the comments.
Scroll below for links and show notes…
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- From heart attack victim to body builder [4:30]
- How Richard is going to try and prove John Little wrong with respect to muscle gain [22:35]
- How did Richard get into HIT? [29:50]
- Richard’s current exercise program [32:30]
- Richard’s thoughts on increasing frequency to improve muscle hypertrophy [35:05]
- What are the most common mistakes in HIT? [43:00]
- How does Richard manage prolonged sitting [48:55]
- What has Richard changed his mind about in the last year with regard to exercise? [56:05]
- What health and fitness book(s) has Richard gifted or recommended the most? [1:03:25]
- Best way to contact Richard [1:06:40]
Selected Links from the Episode
- High intensity training
- MedX Precision Fitness
- Bod Pod
- Aerobics by Kenneth Cooper (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- The Nautilus Bodybuilding Book by Dr Ellington Darden (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- How To Become The Best Version Of You
- Fitbit (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World by Kelly Starret (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- Body by Science: A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week by Dr Doug McGuff and John R. Little (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- Dr Doug McGuff (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
- Joshua Trentine
- Blair Wilson (Listen to our podcast here)
- John Little (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1 and Part 2)
- Bryan Johnston (Listen to our podcast here)
- Chris Masterjohn
- Rhonda Patrick
- Kenneth Cooper
- Ellington Darden
- Arthur Jones
- Ken Hutchins
- James Steele PhD (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
- Jeremy Loenneke (Listen to our episode here)
- Bill DeSimone (Listen to our podcasts here: Part 1 and Part 2)
- Ayn Rand