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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Trivia About High-Intensity Tr He did have a way with words.

If people have already attempted HIT with mediocre results, then I would suggest moving on to more complex exercise regiments, akin to the url I posted above. I use free-weights at home, and I bought a set of very small 0.

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. The New HIT involves all the basic machine and free-weight exercises. There also seems to be a lot of emphases on “functional strength” and performance in the weight training world, even for those that don’t play a sport.

The linchpin of this system is taking your repetitions to failure. Doing so made it possible for you to do heavy negatives, without a spotter.

My New HIT routines apply between 7 and 12 exercises per routines, one set to failure, twice a week.

High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style

I hate lifting more than 3 times a week, simply because i have trouble progressing because i cannot fully recover. You really must be doing shorter but more intense more effort sessions but such sessions must be done more OFTEN.


This means I lift once every days. Jones figured that most bodybuilders, if they knew anything at all, knew the difference between strict and cheating repetitions on the barbell curl. It has been 19 days since my last session in the gym. What about High-inetnsity HIT?

Mike’s preference for Nautilus machines dates the book mentzr as much as the numerous photos of ,entzer handlebar mustache. T-Nation decided to sit down with Dr. I just throw in 2 x additional sets of bent-over rear deltoid raises at the end very light dumbbells and a 80 second set of planks for the abs.

Mangan says May 30, Could be true, Simon. Are you guys confident that deadlifts are an appropriate exercise to take to failure?

Most of us mortals do not. On the other hand, resting longer than 96 hours between workouts seemed to cause muscle atrophy to some degree.

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Your concept is not high-intensoty. Clear and persuasive with some excellent workout tips, but suffers from the lack of scientific research and evidence. Jul 31, Aziz Jama is currently reading it Shelves: The late Mike Mentzer won the Mr.

But back to functional strength.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

It just makes sense physiologically, to work the muscular system as a whole, briefly—and rest it as a whole, too. Is training to failure really necessary for muscular gains? Apparently works for some people, but not for everyone. This book needs a revision to fulfill its potential. One of the highlights was the showing of a video that had been assembled by Terry Todd of the University of Texas. These men haven’t used drugs in the past and don’t intend to in the future, but they’re still interested in building muscular size and strength— to the maximum degree.


Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. And I like it. My strength levels began to drop about 6 six weeks into it and naturally, I backed off a bit.

Texas and Collegiate Mr. This was, after all, a man who’d once jerked a young Arnold Schwarzenegger out of a car and told him to shut his yapping trap.

Miller was, and still is, a wheat farmer. This is my third week, and I like it, eve though I have not yet seen a!

Not only did Jones train Schwarzenegger, but he also took his arm measurements. They were also getting insulted. BBS recommends only the Big 5 or 6 compound exercises, while Mentzer does things like triceps mentzef and curls as well.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way by Mike Mentzer

Mangan says June 10, Thanks for that, JP. I found that 2 sets of each exercise, rather than 1 to be optimal: Having gone from about til without setting foot in a gym, I have to wonder if one thing has changed.

Extremely time-efficient, HIT sessions require roughly 40 minutes per week of training–as compared with the lengthy workout sessions many bodybuilders high-itensity expect to put in daily. These days, Hammer Strength makes the best weight machines while Nautilus makes equipment best suited to the casual exercising crowd. I started receiving Zen instruction around the time I started weight-lifting.

I’ve always felt that variety in exercise was vastly overrated.