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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Know the difference between the two. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Mentzer recommended lifting as little as once per week using his methods; we’ve since learned that you can effectively use High-Intensity training more than four to seven times per month.

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I think for me the deal is, going to failure week after week set me back. The results were truly astonishing. As a result, they got a hell of a workout— if they could make it through the routine.

In terms of number of reps: What has worked for me instead is doing short workouts, 3 times per week, 3 exercises and going 1 rep short of failure. Mentzer’s tips on weight training make a lot of sense, it’s difficult to argue with what he says when you miks see the results throughout the book, and I’ve started training using his method – too early intebsity say whether it works or not, though thf already stepping up the amounts of weight I can lift.


The original Arthur Jones workout is full body very difficult to complete the full body taking all sets to failure.

Even with DC, Dante turns away beginners and even some intermediate trainers because they do not yet have the qay to train at an optimal intensity like and advanced lifter could. It boils down to much more intensity, in much lesser time.

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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. Its only a great way to train if it works for you. Dec 31, Mikko Ville rated it liked it. If I could train 1x per week for 30 minutes and see the same gains as the 3x a week for 1-hour I do now, I would jump ALL over that. He reminds me of the characters John Wayne played in his old western movies. A profound book on building muscle and one that will not be appreciated for its gravity for many years.

What a treat it was to see the champions, which most of us had admired in our teenage years, in action. Are you guys confident that deadlifts are an appropriate exercise to take to failure?

Most of them train each exercise one set to failure. Where it lives on is in the mythic nature of man and mentzef obsession with extreme approaches.


I do the same, which necessitates taking 10g of BCAAs just before the workout not whey here as it is better to limit the calories until the post-workout meal. Protocol Notes — the protocol described in the book is good for lifting beginners.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way by Mike Mentzer

Mar 28, Andrew Culyer rated it it was amazing. Just read – and understand! It’s evident you don’t know Arthur Jones.

You’ve written about how when Arthur trained Viator, he grew like a weed, but when Viator trained himself he lost muscle.

High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style

OTOH, the session was done almost continuously, without a break, so it was intense, with heart rate greatly elevated the whole time, breathing very heavily. When I told people I was doing an article about HIT, I was met with a lot of resistance; it even ticked a few people off that I’d dare bring up the subject.

What makes you fat? AmericaJohn Grimek Mr. If you’re not completely sold on it, try mixing it in with your standard way of training.

Initially, I believe Jones thought that the Nautilus machines would eliminate a lot of the typical cheating that you see in training with barbells and dumbbells.