"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.
Hey I have been using H.I.T for a little bit. I have been having a hard time going to failure I suppose. I mean the other day I was squatting 205 all the way down in good form and went to 14 repetitions until I was stuck in the bottom position. The next day my legs were not sore.
I'm guessing I should of tried for 1-2 reps in the squat? I beleive in everything you and Arthur Jones have written on H.I.T esp whole body routines which are far superior to split. Would it be ok to perform 2 set per exercise or should I just try harder to get 1-2 more reps for the exercises even though I dont think I can go any farther. I prob just need to work harder. I am trying so hard on this and hope I gain some more strenght and hopefully some mass too.
Is your negative slow enough? Like 5 or more seconds? Bad form and going too fast ruin squats.
I always did Leg Extensions before a Squat type movement. Pre-exhausting. IMHO really helps you get more out of a squat.
I also like Stripping (and the female form, but I digress). Maybe go a little heavier to drop the reps and after failure drop the wieght down to do a few more reps. Works best when using machines and if you have a friend available.
One last thing is are you getting stronger or bigger? Soreness is a nice badge of honor, but results is what is really important.