Ellington Darden


Ellington Darden Bobdybulider and more…

Ellington Darden Bobdybulider and more…

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.

Athletes supervised by Dr Darden

Athletes supervised by Dr Darden

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.

Arthur Jones    (Standing) with    Casey Viator.

Arthur Jones (Standing) with Casey Viator.

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.

One of the participants from his    KILLING FAT    project!

One of the participants from his KILLING FAT project!

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.

Dr Ellington Darden Part One: KILLING FAT!


After 50 years of research, bestselling author Dr. Ellington Darden has honed in on the best methods to destroy excess body-fat, build muscle, and get into the best shape of your life.


In part one of our conversation with Dr. Darden (Podcast episode #38) we discuss his latest book “KILLING FAT”. Listen in and you will learn about a unique strength training approach known as the 30-10-30 method, as well as how to apply the science of thermodynamics as you heat, cool, and kick-start your body to optimum leanness. This training program, paired with super-hydration and proper diet, can yield results of up to 40 pounds of fat loss in only 6 weeks.


Ellington Darden has a goal: to help people live leaner, stronger, and longer. For the last 40+ years he has worked with thousands of men and women who wanted to feel better physically, look more attractive, and improve overall health through a disciplined approach to nutrition and exercise.


TAKU’s NOTE: ELLINGTON DARDEN, PhD, is an exercise researcher, named one of the top ten health leaders by the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. A pioneer of the Nautilus Training System, he is the author of more than fifty books, and hundreds of articles on Health, Fitness, and Nutrition. He lives in Orlando, Florida. Visit him online at DrDarden.com