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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Anything by or about Mentzer is worth reading. I’m all for a teaming up with a training partner, but there are plenty of times when that’s not possible. OK, the penance will be the pain afterwards.

After winning the Mr. But back to functional strength. So, yes, it’s possible, but not probable, unless you have a large amount of genetic high-intensityy and the determination to work in a very disciplined manner. I also found this book and finally read and understood what Mike had been saying all those years ago. The soreness I get from HIT is like nothing I ever got from conventional lifting, except as a newbie.

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

The HIT is devastating, and wonderful. Know the difference between the two. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. One of the great lessons of this books is the importance of process and valuing small victories. The lower training frequency is a great companion to intermittent fasting IF since it provides additional non-lifting days well suited to fasting without worry of muscle catabolism.


With adequate rest and nutrients, these units and elements are rewoven into thicker, stronger filaments with new branches. Oct 14, Andy Nieradko rated it it was amazing.

Another trend in mentzwr training is to not pay much attention to the negative and focus instead on lifting hard and fast through the concentric. By all accounts, Jones was a genius on many levels, but no one ever called him a “people person.

Through multiple trials, we discovered that NTF training filled that smaller-reductions-in-frequency gap. MYH says July 24, Mike had the genetic predisposition to do more.

Yet all these people admitted they’ve never read any of the HIT books and have never actually tried this method of training. High-intensity training, in a nutshell, is getting maximum results in minimum time.

High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style

Mar 29, Gareth rated it it was amazing. I suspect what was meant is that they just worked […]. Bodybuilding has been lost with all the emphasis on functional strength, which is to imply that bodybuilding for cosmetic purposes is of no value. This effective program is for them.


People tend to sit on the machines between sets, nentzer get up and walk off their completed sets.

Te is my favorite HIT artist, no doubt about that. Isaac Ohel says November 18, Warm up? Concerning the concept, “training to failure is training to fail,” Jones will tell you that “most of learning begins with failure. This was too little for maximum results, at least for the average trainee.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

On the one hand, training daily never allowed an individual’s body enough time to become larger and stronger, at least not maximally. High-volume training generally requires more recovery time, which makes sense since more work is done while training. During a specific exercise, you use the same amount of resistance as before, but you simply stop the set two repetitions short of your best previous effort.

Goodreads helps you keep track high-inttensity books you want to read. Mar 05, Timmy rated it it was amazing.

I know that Arthur Jones often prescribed little to no rest and a heart-bursting pace.