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Started By mailik (Bratislava, 01100, Slovakia)

Started on: 1/4/2006 8:58:44 PM, viewed 2192 times
Your advice and opinion needed

Hi guys,

Please be so kind and let me know your opinion on my training. I am new to HIT and I would really need your help.

I started with HIT 5 weeks ago. I train 3 times a week (splitted – upper body/lower body). I do 1xwarm up and then 2 sets of 6 (first one heavier than the second one and both to failure). The reason why I do two sets is that after the first one I still feel quite fresh (in spite of not being able to do the next rep). It started well and I really like it but the thing is I am not progressing any more. Do you think I am overtrained? Pls can you help? And pls have a mercy with me I know that to you guys my faults might be quite silly and obvious. If any additional info is need I am ready to provide you with it. Thank you very much for your help.

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JamieB (Olney, Bucks, UK) on 1/5/2006 4:31:27 AM

Hi Bro,

firstly, may I say that you have done the right thing by asking for help.

I′m sure I speak for the majority of people on this board when I say that we are here to help so feel free to ask as many questions as you need to.

So down to business.

I do think you are training to frequently so as a temporary solution add at least 1 extra rest day between sessions, but for me to help you properly I will need to know your current routine including excercises, sets, reps and exact frequency of workouts. Be as detailed as you can be.

Once I′ve seen this I′ll expand on things for you and you′ll be making gains in no time.



mailik (Bratislava, 01100, Slovakia) on 1/5/2006 6:48:26 AM

Thank you JamieB.

I use 3 day split workout. Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday/Sunday.

day 1:

chest: (bench press 2sets/6 or more reps + fly 1set/8 or more)

back: (pull up 2sets/6 or more reps + lever incline row 1set/8 or more reps)

shoulders: (shoulder press 2sets/6 or more reps or upright row 2sets/6 or more reps)

triceps: (lying triceps extension 2sets/6 or more reps)

+ at the end of my workout a set of push ups (just to finish off myself:)

day 2:

biceps: (curls 2-3 sets/6 or more reps)

Legs: (squat 2sets/8 or more reps + leg press 2sets/6 or more reps)

Waist: (various exercises like crunches, vertical leg hip raise, hyperextension etc. 2sets/max reps)

From workout to workout I always strive to make more reps or increase weight (by 5%). Negative phase is approx. 4-5 sec, positive 2sec.

Anything else you would need to know?

Thank you for your help in advance!

JamieB (Olney, Bucks, UK) on 1/5/2006 9:10:06 AM


This will be fine to begin with.

I′ll post another reply to you from home this evening as I′m at work at the moment and am rather busy.

I′ll be in touch soon,

Best regs,


mailik (Bratislava, 01100, Slovakia) on 1/5/2006 3:17:16 PM

Great, I will be waiting for your reply.

Pls could you also let me know a bit about your progress with HIT?

Thank you,


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