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The late Mike Mentzer won the Mr. Universe contest in , and he used Mentzer obviously thought high-intensity training a superior way to. The original high-intensity training system gets an update for today’s gym warrior. Duty training system, Mike Mentzer (–) had only one goal. This way the primary movers, the larger muscles of the group, will do. The principles behind Mike Mentzer’s high-intensity workout system. Rest- pause is another excellent method of transcending failure. Divide your body parts .

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High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style – Rogue Health and Fitness

I credit Arthur Jones, the inventor of Nautilus exercise equipment, with this definition. There should be no jerking of the weights or using the body to throw the weight around. Let me play devil’s advocate.

And, some of the ideas trainng training have been surpassed and others validated further.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

Mentzer is my favorite HIT artist, no doubt about that. It’s even beyond that. His before-and-after measurements, photos and resting metabolic rate tests are consistent with the adding of significant muscle mass. Session before last was 5 days after the previous, just because I felt I needed the recovery, though 4 days is more typical.

The consensus in the strength training world nowadays seems to be that, in general, more sets are likely going to lead to greater gains in both strength and mass. This quick drill does it all: Mar 29, Gareth rated it it was amazing. When I became interested in bodybuilding inmost of the Mr. He always preferred to “bust their asses” right out of the gate.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Most of the time, from 30 to 60 seconds between exercises is the target. But soon, within six to twelve weeks, the trainee reached a plateau. The tried-and-proved, Monday-Wednesday-Friday workout schedule served Jones well, at least with beginning trainees. It’s the predominant method of choice for most bodybuilders.


I also found this book and finally read and understood what Mike had been saying all those years ago.

High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style

Its constantly evolving as I learn more: Negative work, as long as it’s not carried to extremes, is very beneficial and instrumental in the muscular growth process. With bodybuilding, however, there’s no need to rush between exercises. But that turned out to be too severe of a reduction. HIT really thd the eccentric though, correct?

I try to move from one exercise to the next without any rest, but sometimes I need to, eg when I am re-loading my barbell. Lots of fluff, very little actual content. Jan 30, C. Most athletes and coaches have completely missed the mark when it comes to functional or sport-specific strength. Reps and weights consistantly high-intensify all thru the 8 weeks at 47 yrs old.

The whole idea centers on transfer. The book is written in a format to present not only the exercise routines of Mike he also shares his Philosophical point of view in terms of exercise and what it means to excel and push your body to its personal maximum. At first we tried going from three times per week to twice a week.

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That’s why I begin Chapter 1 with this dynamic description of barbell curls the Arthur Jones way. Some bodybuilders hit the gym literally every day of the week. Regardless of the tool, machines or free weights, there are still plenty of ways to make the exercise easier, as opposed to harder. Jones always invoked strong feelings, both for and against HIT and his Nautilus machines.


As a result of the indirect effect, you can’t work your lower body without involving your upper body—and vice versa. Save high-intrnsity name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Altering your training with a macro periodization is great. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The first area is training frequency. I do not agree with other reviews that Mike Mentzer was dogmatic in his approach to bodybuilding. The cover of your new book, The New High Intensity Training, contains the blurb “Add up to 18 pounds of muscle in just two weeks.

The audience that day at Duke University was getting mentzef.

A second topic that could use an upgrade is equipment. Similarly for the twice a week frequency albeit on a split routine. Doing so produces the most positive transfer and the least negative transfer. Concerning the concept, “training to failure is training to fail,” Jones will tell you that “most of learning begins with failure.

So, yes, it’s possible, but not probable, unless you have a large amount of genetic potential and the determination to work in a very disciplined manner. And it delivers, every time. You really must be doing shorter but more intense more effort sessions but such sessions must be done more OFTEN.

This effective program is for them. As a result, you can cancel out the strength-training component. Texas and Collegiate Mr. One set to total failure as opposed to other sort of traijing.