Traditional weight training often involves lifting while sitting, lying down or standing in place. While there can be undeniable strength gains from lifting heavy in these positions, your functional strength in real-world activities can remain fatally flawed. Conventional seated and stationary exercise restricts dynamic full-body movement, providing a dangerously artificial stability—and training only a few specific muscles at a time.
The Intrinsic Strength Training (IST) program helps you break free from the limitations and vulnerabilities of these restrictive exercise patterns. Instead of being “all show and no go”, IST challenges and enhances your ability to control your body in multiple movement planes—getting functionally stronger than you could possibly get through conventional lifting strategies.
By training the body as a dynamic, integrated unit, IST reduces the chance of injury and pain while increasing not only your overall strength but your posture, balance, coordination and precise body control. Traditional weight training too often puts the brakes on your athletic power—resulting in sub-par, erratic performance. IST releases the brakes on your strength gains and unlocks your full athletic potential.
IST is a unique—and much-needed—upgrade to classic resistance training. This upgraded system assures symmetrical and balanced physique improvements. Each IST exercise incorporates the entire body and activates more muscles, toning your physique faster and more efficiently than traditional resistance training. IST burns more calories and improves full-body strength, dynamic stability and movement literacy.
After using IST, you will look and feel like a superior version of yourself. IST provides the aesthetic benefits of following a bodybuilding training regimen with the athleticism and health benefits of the three-dimensional movement training you truly need for your daily activities. With IST, you can build yourself a body that combines a gorilla-like strength, a Ferrari-like level of performance and the fluid movement skills of a high-level ballet dancer…
SECTION 1 - Out with the Old in with the New
Chapter 1: We Need a New Approach to an Old Concept
How Did Exercise Regress to Sitting and Standing Still?
Why Intrinsic Strength Training is Superior
Chapter 2: You Have a Choice
Are You All Show and No Go
Chapter 3: Stop Selling Yourself Short
A Fundamental Fitness Failure
SECTION 2 - Life is NOT Stationary
Chapter 4: Pieces Move Together to Move the Whole
Chapter 5: The Core Does More
Chapter 6: Full Body Functions
Chapter 7: Protecting the Body from the Inside Out
Chapter 8: Walking with Force
SECTION 3 - Taking Control of the Problem
Chapter 9: We Are Only as Strong as Our Weakest Link
Chapter 10: With Repetition Comes Replication
Chapter 11: Involving More of the Core with Upright Exercise
Chapter 12: The 10 Commandments of Intrinsic Strength Training
Section 4 - Intrinsic Strength Training Exercises
Creating a Compatible Chest
Back Beneficial Workout
Section 5 - Sample Exercise Combinations, Circuits,
and Weekly Workout Splits
SAMPLE EXERCISE COMBINATIONS
SAMPLE WEEKLY WORKOUT SPLITS