"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.
Ellington Darden wrote:
From training on X-Force many times, I now believe that the pause is no longer productive. Even a half-second pause can allow at least some muscle recovery and this takes away from your ability to make a deeper inroad more efficiently.
My advise now is don't pause between any of those last reps. Keep the weight moving. Don't relax. Get one more positive and then one more slow negative.
Always trained in that there can be no pause what so ever! Ex: squats..trying to do 8 reps but you pause at 5 and lock-out for a few seconds to recover! That means to me you've gone from anaerobic to aerobic! Aerobic producing a 20-1 ratio of ATP! Muscle recovery thus you wouldn't go deeper but basically starting over in muscle fiber!
Question 2: Drop sets! Never! Going from 40lbs-5lbs would not go deeper into fiber utilization! Actually you would go from an anaerobic glycolysis to aerobic gly. The disruption in muscle contraction from the excess hydrogen molecules only makes the 5lbs feel like a ton!
It seems that life "will find a way" to replenish itself when termination is imminent. Give it an inch and it can go a mile. Even a half-second matters and constant tension is critical to make things harder. Hard work gets results.