Founder of #1 HIT Blog:, Drew Baye on How to Lose Fat Very Effectively, Avoid Long Term Injury from Sport and the Power of Sleep and Cold Showers

Drew Baye, High Intensity Training Expert, in an HIT presentation
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Drew Baye is the founder and owner of, the most popular high intensity training website on the web. He’s a prolific writer, researcher, and elite level personal trainer. It’s not essential, but if you want to listen to my first interview with Drew Baye – click here.

In The 4-Hour Body, the author, Tim Ferriss used Drew to demonstrate how it’s possible to get to 3-4% body fat with no “cardio”. Drew shows his exact method in his new guide – Getting Ripped: A Short Guide on Training and Eating to Maximise whilst Maintaining or Gaining Muscle.

I’m pleased to report that this is much better quality than the previous interview with Drew. There is still room for improvement, but the quality is going from strength to strength.

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Here’s what we cover:

– How to optimise exercise and diet for fat loss

– The truth about the health and fitness industry and the unethical marketing

– The downsides of chronic steady-state activity and how to get results efficiently

– The difference between exercise and recreation

– How to avoid long term injury in sport


– Is it worthwhile to “grease the groove”?

– Training to momentary muscular failure (MMF) vs not to failure (NTF)

– Why its optimal for muscle size and strength to train to MMF

– The evolutionary view on the nature of exercise

– Is it necessary to track exercise recovery by measuring heart rate variability (HRV)?

– Why you probably shouldn’t workout if you’re sick

– Effective training vs optimal training

– The importance of “individual prescription” in exercise and the nature of genetics

– The importance of grip, neck, and calf strength

– How to optimise grip strength

– Problems with steroid use and the truth behind the body building business

– Does milk have a place in a diet plan?

– How to optimise diet

– The importance of sleep for mental performance and fat loss

– How to use cold showers post-workout and stay-cool to improve results

– The importance of getting your friends and family to support your health and fitness goals

– Drew’s philosophy on dating success and his pick-up line that never fails

– How to get the good life: health, wealth, and happiness


Arthur Jones – If You Like Exercise … Chances Are You’re Doing It Wrong: Proper Strength Training for Maximum Results

Dr Doug McGuff

Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week by John R. Little and Dr Doug McGuff (Drew Baye’s HIT website) Book Store

Getting Ripped: A Short Guide on Training and Eating to Maximise whilst Maintaining or Gaining Muscle by Drew Baye

The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins

The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins

Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins

Hunting Hypothesis: A Personal Conclusion Concerning the Evolutionary Nature of Man by Robert Ardrey

The Body Fat Breakthrough by Ellington Darden PHD

Dr. Wayne Westcott 

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) by Eric Hoffer

The Autobiography (Dover Thrift Editions) by Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Meditations (Penguin Classics) by Marcus Aurelius

Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium (Classics)

God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens


Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

The 21 Convention


Arnold Schwarzenegger (on the Nerdist podcast)

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