I was searching for a way to communicate the varied speeds of movement in strength training to the athlete. The result was a three-digit method (e.g. 311), where the first number was the lowering (in seconds), the middle number the pause (in seconds) and the third the lift in seconds. After testing this method for a number of years I published it in the late 1980s.
Dear Ian, loved your books. Keep up the good work. All the best, Charlie
Out of all the incredible coaches that contribute to T-mag, the way I train has been influenced more by Ian King than any other. Sure, I pick up a thing or two from every coach, but Ian has really influenced the way I design training programs for myself and others.
While we are on the training topic, my Australian friend Ian King (one of the world’s top trainers) has published his 4th “Seriously Get Buffed” training book. The complete series is phenomenal. Anyone who is looking for more info on training, nutrition and physique improvement should have King’s work.
Ian King is the antithesis of what you may think a strength coach would be…Ian is not a pundit of any particular method or secret strategy obtained from scientific calculations…To so many of the currently popular exercise “authorities,” the line of thinking is, “It worked for me, so it’ll work for you.” More often than not, it seems as if good portions of these “principles” are little more than a marketable gimmick. You’ll get no such spin doctoring from Ian King. No shortcuts here…
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