"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.
Weight training is an area that highlights some incredible 'thinking'. One example is the 'kids shouldn't lift weights, because it is dangerous and causes all sorts of damage to normal growth', school of thought.
This is a miniscule snippet of what the average kid gets up to. They have pretty good imaginations, and love playing. When mum and dad aren't around, fun, fun, fun. So, what would the average kid weigh? How many times, or reps are they doing? Is their form good and being monitored? Core under control, etc, etc, etc, etc? Kids can obviously lift some decent weights, without 'damaging normal growth', or we would see every kid damaged in some way. In fact it seems their instincts propel them towards resistance, or weight training, to naturally enhance their development.
Enter some incredible 'thinking'. If the 'weight' is shaped like a barbell or dumbell etc, weighs much, much, much less than the average kid, is balanced, shaped and designed to be lifted, is lifted under supervision and in a strictly controlled environment, (i.e. core control, joint control, movement and range control, specific breathing etc, attention to fatigue), then that weight suddenly, miraculously transforms into an incredible object of horror and danger. And the children will be stunted, maimed and damaged for life.
In the immortal words of Jack Palance, 'Believe it.... or not'.