Dr Ellington Darden started his studies with a Bsc in physiology and then went on to do his master's degrees At Baylor University. After that he majored in physical education he then studied farther and got a doctorate in a newly created science called exercise science. He completed his studies at Florida State University graduating the same year that he won the Collegiate Mr.America, which was 1972.
Although Ellington is sometimes credited with the invention of High Intensity Training (HIT) he developed the technique from a scientific point of view. However Arthur Jones was the first to practice this technique and later develop the nautilus equipment in order to achieve HIT.
Ellington was the first to scientifically prove the use of HIT compared to the alternatives when doing exercise. Darden weighed in at 195 pounds standing at 511 and showing a well-balanced physique, which won him the title of the coveted Collegiate Mr.America.
Exercise and health was a passion for Ellington and it was his life mission to help as many people as he could to live longer, leaner and stronger. He landed up helping thousands of men and women improve their overall health through a very specific and disciplined approach to the way they eat and exercise.
Ellington Darden is a founder member as well as the chairman of a corporation that he established dedicated to science as well as the education of science called Living Longer Stronger. Darden was also a director for the research department of Nautilus Sports/Medical Industries, which he did for 17 years.
Ellington was later recognized for his efforts when he was honoured by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, which happened in the summer of 1989. In the dedication the chairman said the Ellington has established himself as one of the top ten health leaders in the USA.
Ellington Darden has authored and successfully published 45 books ranging from A Flat Stomach ASAP to 32 Days to a 32-Inch Waist. A man who has left a permanent mark on the fitness industry that has been widely recognized by his peers which most of the public are unaware of.
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