Aug 31, 2017
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The most amazing thing about statistics is that its kind of
like a girl in a bikini, what it shows you is great but what it
hides is far more interesting. Deepak Chopra
The trainer of trainers and the godfather of exercise, Tom
Purvis comes on the show to discuss exercise mechanics, the
current problems in education in the fitness industry and expert
principles to use in your training to guide you to injury free and
pain free training.
If you're not familiar with Tom, here's a short list:
- he's the creator of RTS® The Resistance Training
Specialist®, an advanced program where his monthly classes are sold
- Former host for the Bowflex informercials.
- Consulted for NASA, US Air Force, Nautilus, CYBEX
Despite the accolades , Tom's unique view of exercise and
tendency to challenge popular beliefs about training and exercise
is what makes this episode a must listen.
Be ready to shift your paradigm about biomechanics, exercise,
range of motion, functional training, sports specific training and
more after this episode.
3:30 - What exercise really is? Exercise mechanics not
6:00 - Thinking vs Knowing. The dogma of
9:00 - Mechanics before sets, reps, and other industry
15:20 - Where to start with mechanics, why Tom hates
17:20 - Is moving through full range of motion
18:00 - Assessing your available range of motion.
Respecting your individual range or motion.
20:00 - The experts guide on the MOST important parts
of the motion to control. Having ownership throughout a range of
motion. Key tips for finding and respecting your range of
22:40 - What it means to be extremely sore? Good or
24:10 - Maximum hypertrophy, Tom’s insights on building
26:28 - Progressing your range of motion. How to
squat deeper. Childish mistakes not to make.
29:10 - If you're trying to improve your squat you
should? What the great Fred Hatfield said.
33:35 - Sports specific training shouldn’t be what
people think it is. Understanding the body before trying to
make perform better.
39:00 - The best place to start for personal trainers
who want to improve their skills.
40:40 - Joint combination influences. How to enhance
range of motion.
43:50 - The negative effects of going outside of your
joint range of motion.
45:20 - Tightness is not wrong. A symptom not a cause
for loss of ROM.
47:32 - Stability. The real definition. Joint
50:20 - Working through injuries, optimizing joint
health and tissue integrity. Have, own and tolerate.
53:20 - The RTS principles. Micro progression,
strategic variation and more.
55:40 - Resting between reps?
57:00 - Full range challenge, why you need 2 different
exercises with very different resistance profiles.
1:00:30 - Complimentary exercise. Why most bodybuilders
have to do 30 sets of dumbbell rows.
1:02:15 - The ideal exercise? Keys for picking the best
exercises for hypertrophy.
1:05:20 - Retraining your brain to get the most from
1:07:24 - Inertia and hypertrophy, why you need to
eliminate most of the time and when you should use
1:12:15 - Crossfit. Marathons and improving quality of
1:14:20 - Intelligent words from Ben.
1:15:40 - Tom Purvis’s bodybuilding
1:22:00 - The first step for getting into the fitness
from Tom Purvis.