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invictuskaizen

Ohio, USA

i too - due to a long vacation, stress at work and home, etc (what the reason for does not really matter) - i have gained a good 15 lbs over my ideal "fighting weight". :-( it really hurts not to be in ideal condition. i set, in general, very high standards of myself - especially physically...i am hitting the scales at 248 and need to be in the 230-235 range to be EXTREMELY buff and a fine amount of vascularity too!i am setting NEW goals... much like dr. darden & Arthur Jones espoused -i am losing the fat first, the unwanted bodyweight. then i shall work on adding muscle - taking Dr. Darden's Phase 2 :Loading & Packing: voluminizing w/ Creatine...

now i am an experienced lifter/ bodybuilder. i have been doing/undertaking HIT for just over a year -- w/ GREAT success mind you! but now, i want even more! i have lifted since 12 years of age - and now i approach 40 (looking like i am in my early 30s)...

i am going to undertake the satuaration of creatin to gain great muscle size. I BELIEVE!!! [although, i must attest, it seems difficultto believe or achieve--doesn't it?]

i DO BELIEVE that HIT makes substantial sense.

further, are any of the readers, are any of you fans of Steven Holman & Jonathan Lawson [of Ironman Magazine]? they push HIT too. further, they have come up w/ some innovative workouts - w/ a lot of research. and their photos prove that they MUST be doing something correct! they nearly resemble steroid users (but STERNLY state that they are "CLEAN"]. i trust them on their word. again, they are HIGHLY knowledgeable.

anyways, as i goin on this journey, i shall keep other posted. i keep a blog too of my bodybuilding experience.

i wish you all well. thank you dr. darden for a great site!

and Live w/ Passion!

-Jules
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invictuskaizen wrote:
i too - due to a long vacation, stress at work and home, etc (what the reason for does not really matter) - i have gained a good 15 lbs over my ideal "fighting weight". :-( it really hurts not to be in ideal condition. i set, in general, very high standards of myself - especially physically...i am hitting the scales at 248 and need to be in the 230-235 range to be EXTREMELY buff and a fine amount of vascularity too!i am setting NEW goals... much like dr. darden & Arthur Jones espoused -i am losing the fat first, the unwanted bodyweight. then i shall work on adding muscle - taking Dr. Darden's Phase 2 :Loading & Packing: voluminizing w/ Creatine...

now i am an experienced lifter/ bodybuilder. i have been doing/undertaking HIT for just over a year -- w/ GREAT success mind you! but now, i want even more! i have lifted since 12 years of age - and now i approach 40 (looking like i am in my early 30s)...

i am going to undertake the satuaration of creatin to gain great muscle size. I BELIEVE!!! [although, i must attest, it seems difficultto believe or achieve--doesn't it?]

i DO BELIEVE that HIT makes substantial sense.

further, are any of the readers, are any of you fans of Steven Holman & Jonathan Lawson [of Ironman Magazine]? they push HIT too. further, they have come up w/ some innovative workouts - w/ a lot of research. and their photos prove that they MUST be doing something correct! they nearly resemble steroid users (but STERNLY state that they are "CLEAN"]. i trust them on their word. again, they are HIGHLY knowledgeable.

anyways, as i goin on this journey, i shall keep other posted. i keep a blog too of my bodybuilding experience.

i wish you all well. thank you dr. darden for a great site!

and Live w/ Passion!

-Jules


Great stuff Jules. Good luck with your training. I think it's a good idea to try and get lean first and then add muscle. Also, can you post a link to your blog?

Cheers

DUL
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pillarope

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Dr. Darden,

I am 44 yrs. old. I have been following your diet for Phase 1 of the New HIT since Dec. 27. I began at 208 and 26% bodyfat. I am now at 171.5 lbs at 6.7% bf. I actually do have abs. I can't believe it. 37 pounds lost and it feels great and I thank you. I have taken two weeks off and am ready to begin phase 2 monday March 24. I've been on 1300 cals for the last month and half.

I have two questions. I plan on adding 800 cals, 400 from food and 400 from your suggested creatine solution with sugar. I plan on using 3 500 meals and 2 100 snacks at 3 hour intervals for at total of 2100 cals.

Is this enough cals for maximum muscle gain and is my daily calorie distribution ok or should I increase the snacks and lower the meals. Thanks for any input you can provide and thanks for the great book. It is changing my life for the better. Thanks again!


Great job! What were you eating each day?

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snarramore

Dear Dr Darden

I'm very interested in this Forum article as I too want to get lean! Ive been using weights on/off for 25 years now (I'm 45)and Ive always followed a more HVT routine until last year when I took training up again after a lay off of 10 years or so.

I found that I could hardly lift anything compared to the young bucks in the gym and I had no stamina. So I looked around the internet and came across Mike Mentzer. I got his book and dabbled with his workouts for about a year. In this time Ive gone from 182LBS to 230LBS at 6ft tall, but gained too much fat in the process as I was following the old ideas of bulking followed by cutting from my past experience, and I don't think I was working hard enough at going slowly with the reps.

Then I came across your book on THE NEW HIT. Read it cover to cover on holiday last week and had my first Darden inspired workout yesterday (Routine #1). It was awsome! It amazes me how little weight you can lift by the time you get to halfway through a 12 set whole body routine! But I don't care about weight, I care about results and I got a massive high after the workout.

I've taken photos and measurements to compare for later. I'm an Osteopath in the UK and Ive got numerous patients keeping an eye on my changing physique! Er, clothed I might add!

On the diet side I hate eating only 1500cals pd as I like my food and all that water! But it has to be done! And it all makes total sense. If more people did these routines they'd get better gains and less injury.

One question though. Should I be dropping the number of sets while I'm losing weight? I was tired after the workout but buzzing and I feel good today so I'm thinking of keeping it at 12 sets 3x pw with the option of dropping sets if I'm getting fatigued between routines.

Regards

Simon Narramore
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Ellington Darden

Simon,

At 45 you should be fine at 12 exercises three times per week. Get the fat off before you start decreasing your duration and frequency.

Ellington
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snarramore

Thanks for your prompt reply. If I start getting fatigued (my work is more like a masseur than a Chiropractor) Do you think on one day I should go NTF or drop a day?

I have your Bowflex Body Plan book on the way for the fat loss.

Regards

Simon
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Ellington Darden

Simon,

First, I'd go with a NTF workout, then to twice a week.

Ellington
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admnautilus

Washington, USA

Ellington Darden wrote:
Simon,

First, I'd go with a NTF workout, then to twice a week.

Ellington


Hey Simon,
Good luck with the fat loss. Follow Dr.Dardens plan and you will see great changes! It worked very well for me. You might even think about some online intensive coaching. This has helped those of us that have done it greatly. It is nice to have Ellington there to coach you as you progress. Keep up the great work- Jeff
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snarramore

Ellington Darden wrote:
Simon,

At 45 you should be fine at 12 exercises three times per week. Get the fat off before you start decreasing your duration and frequency.

Ellington


Dear Dr Darden

Since my last post on your site I've lost 19Lbs of fat and am doing an HIT workout 2x pw. However, I find it quite taxing on my stamina with only a 30 second rest between sets. I initially found the 1st couple of workouts of 12 sets in this manner to be hard but attainable.

Since then however I have dropped this to 9 but find I get to the barbell curl and struggle to keep going after 6 reps with only 10kg on the bar! Basically I run out of steam, probably due to the 1500cal pd diet.

I go to failure (my personal trainer makes sure of that!) but it feels like I could work much harder on the set with a slightly longer rest. Is it supposed to be like this? Coming from a HVT background it feels like I need more rest between sets but I'd welcome your advice.

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snarramore

Thanks Jeff. You're looking good mate!

Hey, maybe you could put my mind at rest on something? I'm doing a 9 set routine 2x pw at the moment and 1500cal pd. But I'm running outa steam halfway through my routine!

By the time I get to the barbell curls I'm shot and struggle to 6 reps with 10kg! I think it's the 30secs rest period, I'm just not used to it after a lifetime of HVT. If I rest a while longer I'm back to normal but I think I'd be missing the point of HIT if I do that.

I've sent Dr D a message but as you're going though it at the moment I wondered if you had similar problems?

Regards

Simon
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Ellington Darden

Simon,

It's okay to rest a little longer between sets, especially before the curl. Don't make your workout a race against the clock.

Ellington
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admnautilus

Washington, USA

Hey Simon,

Nice to have the company in the losing fat game. Looks like you have had tremendous success. Good job!

I too ran out of steam on the last part of workout. Do what Dr.Darden said and don't let it be a race against the clock. Take more time between exercises, especially at the end of your routine.If you are trying to catch your breath too much take more time.

It is good that you cut back to 9 exercises. If you find that you still can't recover cut back to 7-8 exercises.

Dr. Darden also had me go to sleep an hour earlier to enhance my reovery. I would say that this is also a safe bet to try. Maybe even an afternoon 20 minute nap. Keep at it! Jeff
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snarramore

Hi Jeff

A big thank you to yourself and Dr D. This has to be the friendliest forum Ive ever used! None of that macho rubbish!

I think our Ryder Cup Team could do with Dr D. The USA are giving us a good spanking at the moment!

Regards

Simon
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admnautilus

Washington, USA

Hey snarramore,

Thanks for the kind words. Yes I also think that this is a good thread without a lot of ego. That gets old real quick. Dr. Darden has helped me tremendously. I am sure he could help you and your team.

There are few out there with his knowledge and experience. Let me know if you have any questions or anything that I can do to help you.Jeff
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konaman

Hi Dr Darden,

Hope this doesn't sound like too dumb a question but in regards to fat loss I have been wondering why training in a cool environment would facilitate fat loss more than training in heat and sweating your but off?

I understabd that sweat loss is not fat loss but wouldn't your body have to work hard and burn calories to cool itself down?

So what would burn more calolries, the body trying to cool itself or the body trying to heat itself and its contents ie ice cold water?

This is an interesting question when I think about your comment on darker bodybuilders being naturally leaner than fair ones. Darker people come from a warmer environment and are leaner so why not train in a warmer environment?

Ps. I hope this is the correct place to post this, please let me know if it is not.

Cohen.
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from_hell

Hello Dr. Darden,

what do you think about ori hofmeklers warrior diet? i want to get leaner and thought about to combine this concept whit your routine from the new hit book.

For the last six weeks i trained the routine from your "bigger"-book and made great results in my muscular development.
Now i want to get in shape.

best regards from germany
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Ellington Darden

I'm not a fan of the Warrior's Diet. I would not recommend that you apply it.

Ellington
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john a

- Not 100% sure where to post this - so I'll start here...forgive me for cross posting or if I am wrong...

Any one know of any Med-x for sale..?
Any one know of Hammer for sale?
Any one know of Nautilus for sale?

I am looking for some very specific stuff.
I am interested anything with Nautilus branded on it, i.e. stations, leverage or free weight equipment.

I can collect, UK only.

Thanks
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john a

john a wrote:
- Not 100% sure where to post this - so I'll start here...forgive me for cross posting or if I am wrong...

Any one know of any Med-x for sale..?
Any one know of Hammer for sale?
Any one know of Nautilus for sale?

I am looking for some very specific stuff.
I am interested anything with Nautilus branded on it, i.e. stations, leverage or free weight equipment.

I can collect, UK only.

Thanks




While I am looking for more machines to buy, I have two GENUINE nautilus compound machines for sale. A compound leg and compound back. Let me know if your interested, they are on ebay at right now. If any one messages me I can email them more details and more pictures.
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