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Started By ritz (leic, le6, uk)

Started on: 3/20/2005 3:54:48 PM, viewed 417 times
HIT What are the long term effects?

I have been training 2 years using Mike mentzers routiness: very brief, very infrequent, superintense sessions that included sets to failure, forced reps and negatives, training 3 times every two weeks. Workouts lasting 30-40 minutes. My progress has been positive.

If HIT training is the absolute best way to train why did some of its most noted practitioners abandon it?.

Lets take clarence bass i fyou go back and read Bass′ Ripped series, its clear that he was closely following the Heavy Duty model in the late 1970′s and early 80′s. In fact if you compare the first Ripped series to any of Mentzers′s writing or Yates′ books, youl see that they are almost identical.

In the 80′s he found he could no longer gain on a constant diet of Heavy Duty training. Psychologically and physically.

Lets cut the chase im sure if i continued useing HIT it can′t be good for me or my blood pressure after seeing the HIT DVD by Mike Mentzer he and Ray looked really slow, esspecially Ray he looked died and extremely boring with no charisma, im sure this is due to high intensity.

I dont want to be like that at 50 look at Clarence Bass Arny, Robby Robinson they all look healthy to this day, using the volume approach.

I think its important that we include volume training as well as excerses like jogging.

Im mainly worried about my health not just to look big.

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SilentBob (Fort Wayne, IN, U.S.A.) on 3/20/2005 10:38:57 PM

The Mentzer brothers′ condition was due solely to hereditary heart/kidney problems. Both were very sick and both died mere days after the filming of the video. It is true that those people look very healthy for their ages, but the Mentzer family genes did not allow for that.

ritz (leic, le6, uk) on 3/21/2005 3:22:10 AM

u tell me Casey Viator, Applies cardiavascular workouts with his clients u work it out mate. You cant apply HIT every workout u will damage your body in the long run.

The HIT method works but should only be used in moderation . Bodybuilding is about being healthy to

B-WINE (Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands) on 3/21/2005 5:09:33 AM

Well, no offence, but training 2-3 hours a day for up to 7 days a week, usually also including very explosive training with a lot of momentum and the use of heavy weights, doesn′t sound so healthy to me.

The most important thing for being healthy and feeling fit is cardiovascular fitness and that can actually be attained by High-Intensity Training also. The crucial factor here is keeping an elevated, i.e., high, pulse for at least 12-15 minutes 3-4 times a week, by constantly trying to decrease the rest period between the exercises.

KR0ME (London, S, England) on 3/21/2005 3:59:06 PM

Ritz, no disrespect but what you have just said is nonsense plain and simple.

Firstly Mike and Ray suffered from serious health defects which was passed down in the family. Ray especially was at the time undergoing kidney dyalisis (spelling?), so in my opinion most people would have looked far worse undergoing that kind of treatment.

And lets be honest here Mike had genetic heart problems, and in his later years was not a shining example of physical health, as he let his diet slip, he liked to drink and he did smoke an awful lot. But thats his business. Also he injured his back doing a set of super heavy squats. These things contributed to him looking the way he did in the video, not HD training! To suggest that is simply not true.

And your point about clarence Bass doing volume training? I have always known Clarence Bass to be a HIT advocate. I have one of his latest books, ′Challenge Yourself′ and in that he describes how he was doing only one total body routine one per week and achieving his best gains! He has trained HIT all his life and he is in superb physical condition.

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