Doug McGuff, MD became interested in exercise at the age of 15 when he first read Arthur Jones’ Nautilus Training Bulletin No. 2. His interest in exercise and biology led him into a career in medicine. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and went on to train in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock where he served as Chief Resident. From there, Dr. McGuff served as Faculty in the Wright State University Emergency Medicine Residency and was a staff Emergency Physician at Wright-Patterson AFB Hospital.
Throughout his career Dr. McGuff maintained his interest in high intensity exercise. Doug realized a lifelong dream when he opened Ultimate Exercise in November, 1997. Over the past 11 years Dr. McGuff and his instructors have continued to explore the limits of exercise through their personal training clients at Ultimate Exercise.
In addition to his work at Ultimate Exercise, Dr. McGuff is a partner with Blue Ridge Emergency Physicians, P.A. Dr. McGuff Lives in Seneca, South Carolina with his wife of 25-years, and their Children Eric and Madeline.
Read an interview with Dr. Doug McGuff here: http://conditioningresearch.blogspot.com/2009/03/interview-with-doug-mcguff.html
John Little is considered “one of the top fitness researchers in North America” (Ironman magazine). He first learned of the principles of correct exercise from bodybuilding pioneer Mike Mentzer, when Little was 18-years old. Mentzer encouraged him to continue with his research, which resulted in Little’s creation of the Max Contraction Training method. Little has authored no less than 12 books on exercise and another 38 books on philosophy (Eastern and Western), history and martial arts. A graduate from McMaster University, Hamilton, with a degree in philosophy, Little’s articles have been published in every major fitness and martial arts magazine in North America. Throughout his career, Little has worked alongside the biggest names in the industry, from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mike Mentzer, to Steve Reeves, Lou Ferrigno and Jackie Chan. Little is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker, having produced and directed films for both independent companies and major studios such as Warner Bros. Little and his wife Terri opened Nautilus North Strength & Fitness Centre in 2004, where they continue to conduct studies on exercise and share the data with their personal training clients. Nautilus North has supervised in excess of 60,000 one-on-one workout sessions. Little has continued to perpetuate the teachings and legacy of Mike Mentzer, carrying on Mentzer’s Heavy Duty™ column in Ironman magazine upon Mentzer’s passing in 2001. Little lives in Bracebridge, Ontario (Canada) with his wife of 20-years and their children Riley, Taylor, Brandon and Benjamin
Read an interview with John Little here: http://conditioningresearch.blogspot.com/2009/05/interview-with-john-little.html