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Ciccio

Hi Ellington,

as far as I understood from this article and an earlier thread about the same subject you were going to write a book about the 5-minute workout?
Is this still the case?

Regards,

Franco
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Ellington Darden

I was thinking about writing such a book, but I could not get enough interest from my various publishing contacts.

Ellington
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Ciccio

Ellington Darden wrote:
I was thinking about writing such a book, but I could not get enough interest from my various publishing contacts.

Ellington


Too bad!
Maybe if Body by Science selling numbers are raising high enough your publishing contacts could change their minds...
Thanks for the info anyways.

Regards,

Franco

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Olddog99

I could not agree more, I have a great # of your books, and as reference, comparison with actual pictures and numbers, studies, doctors and of course your experince education and mentorship.

A Dr Ellington Darden book, with accounts of past failures and sucseses would be off the chart. Dr Mcguffs new book as not one example of real time subject, just alot of statements and refernces, good stuff, it's one thing to say something add some references to back it up and another to add one more component, examples with food, work out weights, time reps and then compair them , like that of eddy muller, vis HIT regular, vis HIT superslow, same guy, hormonal catagory relativly the same. history of body composition.

If a book was produced with that kind of detail, let me tell you, it would not be hard to sell. your 30 + years must have several examples of protocols based on same body compairasins, it would be a fantastic read. Since HIT always stirs the pot, and if the pot has pudding, the proof is in the pudding.
Dr Darden if anybody has the prerequsist pudding it's you.
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Featster

Hey all;

Just wanted to chime in a bit here and maybe get a little feedback.....over the last several years I've been slowly moving toward working legs every other week. I do the trap bar deadlifts once a month, nautilus leg press once a month....reps are usually 12 - 15, sometimes higher. Also, I'm 55, have been training various HIT modes for >25 years, went from 145 lbs. to a fairly lean 200, (5' 10") so I'm probably reaching/have reached my genetic limits. Also do martial arts, (taekwondo & kickboxing) so doing a fair amount of kicking twice weekly...

Was wondering if anyone else has experimented with 2 leg workouts monthly and what kind of results they've experienced. I'm also toying with the idea of doing a full-body workout once weekly, legs every other week as well...

thanks!
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G.Y.Snavely

Mr. Darden
Years ago I bought one of you workout books "living Longer Stronger" and in that book was a section outling a workout I was able to do with my very limited workout equipment, barbells and dumbbells and designed for order people.
I am now 71, retired and in pretty good health and I am looking to see if you had a new book for someone my age.
I am 6'-0", 185 lbs and reasonably fit and strong so I am not interested in using stuff like soup cans etc.
I want to maintain strength and increase flexibility.
Thanks, G.Y. Snavely
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Ellington Darden

GY,

The Living-Longer-Stronger Plan will still work for you. There's no reason why you can't do the same routines again.

Ellington
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hitbuilder

hi Dr Darden. i have bin working out and reading high intensity books for about 5 yrs. im 23 yrs old and cant gain any muscle what so ever i trained alone most the time. ive tried frequent workouts and extremly in freuqent workouts. ive tried this 5 min routine. ive cut volume. ate good clean food used strict slow form.

my question is do u think im to young to gain muscle i read on arthur jones website that age can be a factor. my brother is 10 yrs older than me and hes got alot stronger and bigger in 6months than i have in 5 yrs. without steriods. thanks
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Ellington Darden

Yes, your age could be a factor.

Years ago, I worked with a 20-year-old lad who had that problem. So he asked me, "Dr. Darden, what can I do to get older faster?"

"Get married and have a couple of kids," I replied.

Ellington
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Promart Supps

I read Dr Darden's book, Massive Muscle in 10 Weeks, 12 years ago and I still use the same principles now, tweaked to suit my genetics, etc.

I think that the 5 minute workout, performed 3 times per week is okay, but the training intensity shown in the video is very low. I train in the same way, but much higher intensity for 10-12 sets per workout, training three times per week and I am at a very high bodybuilding level.

My typical routines are multiple joint movements, covering upper body, or lower body or both - not split routines, but not whole body. I train each area twice per week.

I think that although this works for me, someone who sleeps less, is older and with different genetics, stressed lifestyle and poor diet, could only handle training 1-2 times per week for 5-8 sets, or be overtrained. It all depends on a lot of factors.

However, as far as a 5 minute routine goes, the three major muscle groups were covered, using multiple join movements, so couldn't be any better - unless Leg Press were swapped for Squats, Nautilus Pullovers swapped for weighted pullups and seated press swapped for weighted dips.

Thoughts?

Martin Procter
Promart Supplements
www.promartsupplements.co.uk
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szorn

Ellington Darden wrote:
I was thinking about writing such a book, but I could not get enough interest from my various publishing contacts.

Ellington


Hi Dr. Darden,

Have you considered doing it and releasing it as an ebook. No overhead and you can choose your price. Your "Six-Pack Secrets" ebook was great and I would happily pay for any ebooks authored by you.

Just a thought.

Steve

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stairway7t

HIT enthusiasts

Over the years I have asked myself many times what to answer if a client would ask for the minimal possible balanced work out?
I think 4 exercises are the minimum thus I disagree with three.
First of all the pullover is not the best antagonistic choice for a pushing movement like pressing movements, rowing or any other upper body pulling movement including the grip muscles and the elbow flexors would be superior.

More criticizable for me is the missing direct torso work which makes the three exercise work out imbalanced.
The indirect trunk work of the three other exercises does not compensate the effect of direct trunk work compared to a lumbar extension exercise for example.
My choice would be:
1.Leg Press
2.upper body pulling movement (rowing, pull ups or pull downs)
3.upper body pushing movement (all upper body pressing movements)
4.trunk exercise (lumbar extension or lumbar rotation, lumbar flexion can be neglected in healthy subjects)

USI/Germany
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health_dude

Ohio, USA

Hello Dr. Darden and Everyone,

Have a question for Dr. Darden.
Wondering if could use the 5 minute workout 3 times a week including different exercises each session?

For example:]

Monday:
Leg Press
Row
Vertical Chest Press

Wednesday:
Deadlift
Pullover
Overhead Press

Friday:

Squat
Chinup
Dips

For nutrition, 25% protein, 60 Complex Carbs, 15% fats beginning at 15 x current lean bodyweight.

Dr. Darden, what are your thoughts about this for a program to gain lean muscle with limited time as a working husband and father?

Appreciate advice from the forum too !!

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Ellington Darden

Health Dude,

That's an interesting line-up of routines. Yes, I like them. Let me know how it all progresses?

Ellington
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Mr. Strong

stairway7t wrote:
HIT enthusiasts

Over the years I have asked myself many times what to answer if a client would ask for the minimal possible balanced work out?
I think 4 exercises are the minimum thus I disagree with three.
First of all the pullover is not the best antagonistic choice for a pushing movement like pressing movements, rowing or any other upper body pulling movement including the grip muscles and the elbow flexors would be superior.

More criticizable for me is the missing direct torso work which makes the three exercise work out imbalanced.
The indirect trunk work of the three other exercises does not compensate the effect of direct trunk work compared to a lumbar extension exercise for example.
My choice would be:
1.Leg Press
2.upper body pulling movement (rowing, pull ups or pull downs)
3.upper body pushing movement (all upper body pressing movements)
4.trunk exercise (lumbar extension or lumbar rotation, lumbar flexion can be neglected in healthy subjects)

USI/Germany



The 4th exercise option you listed is not necessary. For example Pull ups, Dips, Squats covers all the middle part of the body.

I haven't done any isolation ab/lower back exercises for years, but can easily perform hundreds of sit ups/crunches and dozens of back extensions, no problem, can even stack most ab/low back machines without training on them.

All I do is Upper body Pulling, Upper body Pressing, Lower body Compound.
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health_dude

Ohio, USA

Hi Dr. Darden,

Thank you !!

Will keep you updated.

A Great Day, begins with a Great Workout !!


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monarch

Has anyone tried Bryzcki's 3x3 routine on a stand alone basis for an extended period of time? I apologize if this has been discussed elsewhere. Thanks.
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hanoooo

Hi all,pleeeeez Dr. help me

Actually I'm suffering from a problem of getting a lot of fat in the chest and it looks like boob. somebody help please because I 've tried many ways with no improvement.
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