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Started By Nilbert_Rafer (Muntinlupa, Manila, Philippines)

Started on: 7/22/2007 9:08:28 AM, viewed 791 times
One of the many ways to understand Mike Mentzer′s HIT


One of the ways to understand Mike

Mentzer

is to study the 7 Principles of Bodybuilding regarding:

1-Identity

2-Intensity

3-Duration

4-Frequency

5-Specificity

6-Adaptation; and,

7-Progression.

Only then do we proceed in applying his

method.

The principles are throughly discussed in

High Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer

Way, copyright 2003, distributed thru

mikementzer.com.

Just a tip, boys. (",)

This Topic has 9 Replies: Displaying out of Replies:

ttwarrior4 (Morganfield, Ky, U.S.A.) on 7/23/2007 2:02:12 AM

exactly dude, man i wish you would post more like that, all good stuff

DaveT! (Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.) on 1/27/2009 9:05:43 AM

Great post, although I still don′t understand completely number 1, identity. I am greatly familiar with intensity, duration, etc. from a bodybuilding perspective.

HITpadawan (Coventry, CV6, U.K) on 1/28/2009 2:04:00 PM

Identity is used to describe the nature of something, and as such what it can and cannot do because of its nature. For example, a man cannot flap his arms and fly because hes not a bird, his lungs cannot breath underwater because hes not a fish, a rock cannot write a book because it has no brain, eyes or hands, etc etc

DaveT! (Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.) on 1/29/2009 6:09:24 AM

Thanks for the example, HITpadawan. I still don′t see its relevance to bodybuilding per se. Do I have a "wimp" nature if I can bench 150 rather than a "strongman" nature who can do 400lbs. Human nature can′t change but the variability of man and his behaviour is immense. Ayn Rand was incredibly deep thinker, no Aristotle, but a great influence.

Dave

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