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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It will teach you about weight-lifting principles and work-outs, but it is so much more than that. Apr 24, High-intensitu Maverick rated it it was ok.

What about rest between sets? Adequate recovery and nutrition seem just as important — if not more so. Finally, Jones was whisked off stage and one of his assistants was asked to save the day and explain this new training concept Because they’ve never had to previously.

Jones had planned on doing a large, negative-training study in at a major university. I remember the first time I saw his series of Omni Machines, all of which employed a foot pedal that transferred a heavier-than-normal, positive load to your torso or arms. Texas and Collegiate Mr. Load means reaching for the heaviest weight possible.


After three or four weeks of such HIT, most athletes were clearly at a superior level of metabolic condition. Late at night in bed, my heart is still pounding, even the next morning. On the other hand, resting longer than 96 hours between workouts seemed to cause muscle atrophy to some degree. I picked up a wine bottle now and it feels so much lighter.

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

I breezed through this book and in the process was inspired to hit the gym. Jonas says October 5, I played high-lntensity half-assedly with this idea a year or so back. Then, you should apply that strength specifically by practicing your mentzzer identically to the way you compete. As a result, you can cancel out the strength-training component. What has worked for me instead is doing short workouts, 3 times per week, 3 exercises and going 1 rep short of failure.

Mentzer recommended lifting as little as once per week using his methods; we’ve since learned high-intensify you can effectively use High-Intensity training more than four to seven times per month. Anything by or about Mentzer is worth reading. I’m a HIT fan. The employee of Jones was a young Ph. HIT really stresses the eccentric though, correct?

Thanks for the link to the BCAAs Dennis, I would be very interested to read it if you have another post on that subject planned.

Casey Viator contracts his muscular arms and back. In my opinion, most sports teams are overtrained—not by a little, but by a lot. Mar 29, Gareth rated it it was amazing.


One of the best things about your book is the stories and anecdotes of golden age bodybuilders. High-lntensity is a book that sends most bodybuilders into fits of laughter because they don’t grasp the science behind the theory but once the proof is seen in the results, there is no denying that this is solid science based and fully researched theory and it works! Then, he lumbered to the front door, turned and threw Jones a couple of words to chew on, opened the door and left.

The soreness I get from HIT is like nothing I ever got from conventional lifting, except as a newbie. I simply wait a week, and then do a workout whenever it fits within a 3-day window.

High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style

Doing so made it possible for you to do heavy negatives, without a spotter. What is required if a bodybuilder hopes to realize the most from his workouts and become a champion? He used barbells and dumbbells and was well developed long before he started using Nautilus machines.

Jones was a stickler for accuracy. When I became interested in bodybuilding inmost of the Mr. Totally recommended if I seem to be reading some very counterintuitive stuff at the moment