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High Intensity Training on the Net

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by RTE, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. RTE

    RTE Well-Known Member

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    #1 RTE, Dec 23, 2004
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    Some very interesting articles there rtestes!
     
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    Thanks for that interesting article that sums up all of the studies--my program may need an overhaul.
     
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    negative training without a partner. some good ideas in there. thanks
     
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    Those are some damn good articles. :tucool: Maybe once you've got them all out here we could get them all onto one post, categorized.

    There are a lot of controversial topics brought up in those articles which I know have been addressed before but I don't have the time to track down those posts. I want to know what you think:

    1. Do you believe in one set to failure?
    2. Do you believe in lifting superslow?
    3. Do you believe in not doing explosive movements?

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    1. Yes, I most certainly do.
    2. Slow, but not super slow. 4/1/4 count
    3. not unless I was in a contest trying for 1 rep max. I try to avoid injury.

    I want something that works for 80% of the people, not the 10% on each end of the curve. I also want it effective and efficient, why spend many hours to get results that you can get in less than 2 hours a week?

    I have a sixteen year old grandson, who started seriously first of year. In August 04 he was 115 lbs, we worked on and off, today he is 140 lbs with a goal of 165 lbs, I will show final results.
     
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    One of the first articles from your list was Dr. Squat's list of reasons why HIT doesn't work. What did you think about his article?

    Personally I believe that the best number of intense sets per bodypart is somewhere between 1 and 8. If you can improve with one then by all means just do one. But I tried that method for about six months and just found myself getting weaker. But even my upper limit of 8 is less than most volume-training proponents recommend.

    Typical bodybuilder routine for chest:

    Bench Press: 3 * 8-10
    Incline Dumbell Press: 3 * 8-10
    Dumbell Flye: 3 * 8-10
    Cable Flye: 3 * 10-12

    That's 12 sets and probably close to forty minutes.

    My routine is more like

    Bench Press: 2 * 6 (Max weight possible with perfect form)
    Incline Db press: 1 * 8
    Db Flye: 1 * 10

    That's 4 sets and about 20 minutes including warmups. If I just did one set I would simply not be stimulating the muscle fibers enough for me, so maybe this puts me outside the 80% you refer to. I know if it worked for me then I would do that because even though I like to workout I could use all that spare time. :lol:
     
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    Squat might only know squat. Hatfield has his own agenda with his connections with ISSA and his books. I included it for laugh value. He is often humorous in his old age.

    Very few on these forums want to be a powerlfter or a bodybuilding contestant. the majority seek attractive muscles that has some function, most haven't worked out with weights before coming to these forums.

    A well planned HIT program would have progressive overload build into its design for building of strength and size. I am glad to see you haven't gone overboard on volume in your workouts.
     

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