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Started By Equalizer (Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.)

Started on: 4/2/2005 5:50:19 AM, viewed 379 times
High Intensity Training?

You know, I ′ve thought about this for a while so I decided to go ahead and post it to see what some of you thought of it. I don′t think the title of High Intensity Training is the best way to describe the type of training that we so often talk about on this forum, that is training to muscular failure.

The word High in the phrase High Intensity Training is a subjective term in a way.

When a person is training to positive muscular failure, whenyou get to the point in a set where you barely complete a rep and you know there is a good chance you won′t be able to complete another one but you lower the bar again and try for another rep anyway pushing with 100% effort until you see the bar isn′t going to move any farther, that′s not just High Intensity, that′s MAXIMUM INTENSITY TRAINING.

The level of intensity can′t go any higher, it′s already at 100%.

I said the term High Intensity is subjective because a person could be performing a set and stopping it 1,2 even 3 reps short of failure and that could be considered High Intensity because it is still a challenging effort but not 100% maximum effort.

A warm up set is low intensity. That would make moderate/medium intensity somewhere in between a warm-up and a high intensity set.

Darden takes the credit for starting the name High Intensity Training. I don′t think he put 100% effort into naming it.

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KR0ME (London, S, England) on 4/2/2005 7:18:00 AM

Good point, it is like you say MAXIMUM INTENSITY when you train to failure.

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