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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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In all my years at Nautilus, I remember only one athlete who was able to go through an entire workout of 12 exercises, without becoming nauseated, the first time he intenaity it with Jones supervising.

On the other hand, resting longer than 96 hours between workouts seemed to cause muscle atrophy to some degree. I would not attempt to myself, fearful of what failure could mean for the lower back. Waj tips on weight training make a lot of sense, it’s difficult to argue with what he says when you can see the results throughout the book, and I’ve started training intensigy his method – too early to say whether it works or not, though am already stepping up the amounts of weight I can lift.

And I will strive to do slow, single sets, hopefully making it to 90 seconds under load.

Then again, he later lost, and besides this, many other factors intervene in bodybuilding besides the training methods of the competitors, factors like genetics, diet, age, and steroid use. Most train heavier and lower volume for awhile and credit Heavy Duty. My question are 1. Jones initially recommended as many as 16 exercises, each performed one set tralning failure, three times per week. America contest, a serious accident at a wire-extruding plant caused Viator to lose most of the little finger on his right hand.


My best gains were always accomplished with whole-body workouts. The entire HD training is an early marketing myth originally conjured up by one an only Arthur Jones. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Now, I am adding a twist to it. The book is available only in Italian; I see an opportunity in an English translation.

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As a result his body weight dropped to approximately pounds. Lots of fluff, very little actual content. After winning the Mr.

Jones had planned on doing a large, negative-training study in at a major university. Yet, this is half because the body needs recovery. It’s an excellent book for the type of training. Keep tight on each rep and lower the plates to the floor on each rep. The abbreviation stuck, and Dr.

He always preferred to “bust their asses” right out of the gate.

Not training to failure isn’t a fad. You may look big and impressive, but end up unable to utilise your strength in a practical manner in day to day life, picking up heavy objects from the floor or pulling your own bodyweight around.

I even wrote about it here http: My variation is that I do a basic full body lifting session once a week and a beauty session once a week. Gerry’s right on this, DC is for advanced lifters only with several years of intensity training under their belt.


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. A logically consistent philosophical treatise on High Intensity Training.

High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style

The key to high-intensity training is the promotion of intensity over other measures of muscle-building, namely volume, load, and tralning. What a treat it was to see the champions, which most of us had admired in our teenage years, in action. I have though added in a few new exercises as per my list above eg chins, push-ups as I think the more variety in intensuty each muscle group the better.

You HIT the nail right on the head. Our need to believe in magic is alive here. But no one had taken it seriously. During a specific mntzer, you use the same amount of resistance as before, but you simply stop the set two repetitions short of your best previous effort.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. One of the underpinnings of HIT is outright hard work and intensity, but how is wa defined? What is required if a bodybuilder hopes to realize the most from his workouts and become a champion?

Universe contest inand he used a high-intensity system.

Negative work, as long as it’s not carried to extremes, is very beneficial and instrumental in the muscular growth process. Losing fat is simple.