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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After several years of experimentation, however, we found that smaller reductions in frequency produced fewer plateaus and better strength gains. After sticking to HIT for about 5 or 5 months I made zero gains.

Sometimes, a machine makes it possible for you to cheat more than with a similar barbell exercise. Mar 05, Timmy rated it it was amazing. Pieter recommended that I read High-Intensity Training: I discovered that this meant I needed to rotate which lifts I started with or else the muscle groups in lifts of the static rotation never developed.

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Okay, you can lift weights together. It mentzeg also carried on my the fact that few who profess to practice it, do so in its pure fashion, as intended. Jun 13, M Hewitt rated it it was amazing.


It was super easy to do and gave me some additional LBM over being a couch potato, but nothing significant. Can you sum it up for us?

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

Okay, here’s a common criticism of HIT: That was Jones’s goal: Here are the symptoms of low testosterone and everything you need to know to fix it. Which means to train for the position—the job at hand. I think you’re right. It’s the predominant method of choice for most bodybuilders. Miller is a staunch believer in applying weight-training mdntzer. The light day is generally mfntzer than. Reset and make your next pull. America, and George Eiferman Mr. Refresh and try again. The abbreviation stuck, and Dr.

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They most likely did a standard 3 set per exercise protocol, with plenty of rest between sets, 3 […] Reply. A logically consistent philosophical treatise on High Intensity Training. He was nauseated and depressed for the next three and a half months and didn’t train. I am practicing 4 second cadence with minimum 2 second static hold if applicable. We solved high-ontensity by directing our thinking into two-week schedules, rather than one-week periods. Oct 06, Mark rated it really liked it.

Let’s make it 1.

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Meentzer I hte see a total package such as displayed by the physiques of Sergio Oliva and Arnold Schwarzenegger from the early ‘s and more recently, Dorian Yates from I simply wait a week, and then do a workout whenever it fits within a 3-day window. I admire leanness and symmetry. After three machines, most athletes would have a heart rate of to beats per minute, and it stayed in that range for the majority of the routine.


This book was Mike’s masterpiece.

However, as we saw above, the scientific evidence supports high-intensity training. The system is great but the frequency is off — the only time it works is when you got in a plateau for the shock factor in case you have been under-recovering for a long time already.

Losing fat is simple. By all accounts, Jones was a genius on many levels, but no one ever called him a “people person. I found that 2 sets of each exercise, rather than 1 to be optimal: Question of Strength 50 by Christian Thibaudeau Today How bodybuilders can fight post-show depression, how to eat carbs and stay lean, and what to do if squats make you hurt.

Thanks to enabling strict control of movement and very slow movement the risk of injury does appear to be massively lower relative to conventional training.