126 – How High-Intensity Training Changed My Life

Lawrence Neal
Me climbing mountains with friends in Wales, UK.

In this episode, I am interviewed by the host of the Addicted To Fitness Podcast (website), Nick Burch. This was a really fun conversation where I got the opportunity to tell my fitness story, how I stumbled across HIT and how it changed everything!

Check out the Elemental Training Tampa blog post for this episode – HERE

In this episode, we cover:

  • How high-intensity training changed my life
  • My favourite Corporate Warrior podcast episodes
  • How I got more ripped effortlessly
  • What is HIT?
  • TUL vs repetitions
  • … and much more

During the episode, I go into a fair bit of depth regarding my diet, and the following image courtesy of Dr Ted Naiman will serve as a useful reference and heuristic:

Dr Ted Naiman's diet diagram

Listen below:

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What concerns do you have about starting high intensity training? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Hey Lawrence, nice job! I find it funny, that TUL is more accurate than reps for assessment of a workout, but is equally inaccurate when one tries to measure it accurately by himself , when training alone. And being nothing more than a measurement, it becomes completely useless if it becomes a major focus point, thus distracting, from the real objective of exercise etc.

    • Thanks Kamen. If unsupervised and assuming you think it’s important to track TUL (many advanced trainees don’t like Skyler and Dr Steele) one should make it as easy as possible. I like tracking performance and find using a Casio stop watch or iPhone stop watch pretty easy to measure TUL without impacting my concentration.

      • Hi Lawrence, I’m glad to hear it works for you. For me though, tracking TUL, when training alone seems like a distraction. TUL is an important measurment and could be useful when workout is supervised. Otherwise, when training alone, I found only one way of using it’s value, e.g. to determine roughly my load/set duration/inroad mixture. I’ve posted my practice with regards to this application before. Besides that though trying to measure it consistently every workout, every exercise, for ME quickly deteriorates to focusing too much on something, that really is not all that important, rather than deliberately “addressing the muscles”.
        P.S. How’s Minnesota treating you these days? 😀

        • That’s great advice Kamen. Thank you for sharing.

          REC (Minnesota) was amazing. Definitely one of the best weekends of my life. Met so many great people and learnt a ton. You should definitely come in 2019. The return on investment is huge, especially now that you’re looking to go into the fitness business. REC attracts the top HIT business owners, amazing speakers, and HIT / RT enthusiasts. You’d love it!

          • Glad to hear that, really! I was beggining to worry what it will actually be like, seeing the initial movie clips/trailers from REC’s. Nevertheless, it was probably just the missleading nature of media. I find your first hand impressions of the event most reliable 😀 Otherwise, I am pretty sure that I would have enjoyed Minnesota. I spent 3 months there and in neighbouring Wisconsin way back in the summer of 1996, working for a BSA training exchange program. So part of my heart is there :)))

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