ELLINGTON DARDEN, PhD, is an exercise researcher. He holds bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in physical education from Baylor University, and a doctorate in exercise science from Florida State University (1972) as well as two years of postdoctoral study in food and nutrition.
Darden was director of research for Nautilus Sports/Medical Industries for 17 years. There he helped develop and popularize the Nautilus exercise machines. Darden is the founder and chairman of Living Longer Stronger, a corporation devoted to science and education.
The secret to strength training success…
“Training secrets? There are NONE!” Arthur Jones often said.
“Just understand some simple rules concerning intensity, progression, and frequency — then, combine that with a few good exercises. That’s all you need.” Jones with his rules, exercises, and commanding personality produced outstanding results for almost every man he supervised.
Dr Darden was in truth one of the very first personal trainers. He has spent years studying and applying simple effective methods of strength training and nutrition which have consistently produced some of the most amazing transformations one could imagine.
TAKU’s NOTE: In part two of our conversation with Dr Ellington Darden (Podcast Episode #39), we take a trip down memory lane, with stories about his time with Arthur Jones, working with cadets at West Point during Project Total Conditioning and much more.
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