Dr. Vincent (Ben) Bocchicchio, a wellness pioneer for more than 45 years dispels many popular myths about exercise and diet. He also demonstrates and describes the most potent combination of low carb eating and high intensity training for metabolic health and fat loss for all levels in his book 15 Minutes to Fitness. Using his SMaRT™ (Slow Maximum Resistance Training) he shows that just 15 minutes, twice a week is all you need!! Here he takes LowCarbUSA® Founder, Doug Reynolds, through the routine as he teaches Jeff Kotterman from Trisystem Center how the training philosophy works. Then Pam Ramseyer goes through a workout, showing anyone at any level can do it safely. Finally a collage from the group workout of the Low Carb San Diego Community. Further down he talks about the science behind his approach as well.
Dr. Ben has been at the forefront of health and wellness for nearly 50 years. As a clinician in the fields of fitness and health he has initiated and promoted behavioural interventions that have proven to be effective in the treatment and management of the degenerative diseases that plague our public health.
His philosophy states that on the continuum of illness to wellness, our collective health plans should attempt to drive the needle towards wellness and away from illness through scientifically sound and safe applications of behavioural endeavours.
Dr. Ben has applied his extensive, recognized background and experience in diet and exercise as the basis of his intervention protocol. Initially (1974), he introduced SLOW resistance training to the exercise world in a successful attempt to provide safe, high intensity exercise to all populations. He was the first practitioner to include resistance training to phase II cardiac rehabilitation in 1982. It is now accepted, standard protocol. He pioneered high intensity exercise for high endurance athletes in the mid 1980’s. Lastly, he introduced high intensity exercise for weight loss and management programs including the Opti Fast protocol used by the first popular bariatric physicians (Opti Fit).
In this interview I explore some of these ideas on his High Intensity Training Fat Loss program. How does he define ‘High Intensity’? Why does he insist on slow movements? Why only twice a week? These and many other questions are answered both in this interview and in more depth at any of our events where he may be presenting.
Taking it on the road
[Doug Reynolds: Founder – LowCarbUSA®]