"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."
This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.
To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.
Note: This article is packed with pertinent guidelines on the importance of drinking a large amount of water each day and how doing so facilitates fat loss and muscle building. In fact, the material has been widely distributed (without my permission) throughout the Internet. The concept of ice-cold water supplying a positive, calorie-burning effect which Ive applied for more than 15 years has been recently confirmed by German scientists (see Boschmann, Michael, et al, "Water-Induced Thermogenesis," Journal of Clinical Endocinology & Metabolism 88: 6015-6019, 2003).
When I found out Ellington Darden had a new bodybuilding book in the works, I was excited. It had been a while since he had dis-cussed hardcore training, and other than the late Mike Mentzers writings in 2001, no advanced HIT book had been published in the last decade.
I received many positive comments about the first part of this interview. Most of you were fascinated by by Ells descriptions of Arthur Jones and Casey Viator during the 1970s, and more recently, how Dave Hudlow gained 18 pounds of muscle in two weeks. Several days ago, I welcomed an advance copy of The New High-Intensity Training. Large-sized, well-designed, clearly written, excellent routines, and inspiring photography its easily the best HIT book on the market today.
Ive always been a person who would rather train at home than go to a commercial fitness center. I grew up in Cambridge, England, and I got my first barbell set in 1984 when I was 18. Shortly thereafter, I started lifting in my parents garage.
Arthur Jones: Some Unlearning Thoughts about HIT by Ellington Darden, Ph.D.
A visit with Arthur Jones is always meaningful. If hes in a talkative mood, its an educational experience youll never forget. Even if hes upset or angry, youll learn something if you just keep your mouth shut and listen.