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BennyAnthonyOfKC

Missouri, USA

Dr.Darden:


Of all your BOOKS, which one do you believe best represents THE BEST BODYBUILDING TRANSFORMATION CAPABILITIES OF HIGH-INTENSITY, like BIG, for instance?
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southbeach

Great question!

Personally I loved those "High Intensity" manuals but your most recent Dr Darden is a wonderful piece of work that should be subtitled.. sane training in an insane world.
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Ellington Darden

I believe Southbeach is correct. "The New HIT" is probably the best for body transformation. My personal favorite was always "100 High-Intensity Ways to Improve Your Bodybuilding," until I came out with "The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results." Old-School Results is the best from the standpoint of layout, design, photos, and motivational lessons.

Ellington
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HeavyHitter32

Ellington Darden wrote:
I believe Southbeach is correct. "The New HIT" is probably the best for body transformation. My personal favorite was always "100 High-Intensity Ways to Improve Your Bodybuilding," until I came out with "The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results." Old-School Results is the best from the standpoint of layout, design, photos, and motivational lessons.

Ellington


The very first time I ever heard of you and HIT was in 1992 when I was browsing in the bookstore and ran across, "100 High-Intensity Ways to Improve Your Bodybuilding." I was 20 years old at the time and entered the intermediate stage of my training as my progress halted on the real high volume stuff. I still have the book today and it is a classic.

The first HIT routine I used was the arm-leg emphasis routine which worked really well for my lagging legs (doing the Leg Press, Leg Ext, Leg Curl, and Squat with very little rest between movements was a great stimulator). But, man, that was a brutal routine done three days per week!
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FiremanBob

When I wanted to start, I went to Barnes & Noble and sat down with all the books on weight training they had - about 6, from different authors. After an hour I selected TNHIT as the clear winner for having high credibility and a clear, logical, mature style. I'm very glad to have made that choice.
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dipsrule

Pennsylvania, USA

I like upside-down bodybuilding the best.
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southbeach

HeavyHitter32 wrote:
Ellington Darden wrote:
I believe Southbeach is correct. "The New HIT" is probably the best for body transformation. My personal favorite was always "100 High-Intensity Ways to Improve Your Bodybuilding," until I came out with "The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results." Old-School Results is the best from the standpoint of layout, design, photos, and motivational lessons.

Ellington

The very first time I ever heard of you and HIT was in 1992 when I was browsing in the bookstore and ran across, "100 High-Intensity Ways to Improve Your Bodybuilding." I was 20 years old at the time and entered the intermediate stage of my training as my progress halted on the real high volume stuff. I still have the book today and it is a classic.

The first HIT routine I used was the arm-leg emphasis routine which worked really well for my lagging legs (doing the Leg Press, Leg Ext, Leg Curl, and Squat with very little rest between movements was a great stimulator). But, man, that was a brutal routine done three days per week!


i agree there's little appreciation these days for the pre-exhaustion routine and moving quickly b/w exercises.

pre-exhaust is brutal when done right. i can't imagine any other set more productive.
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jastrain

southbeach wrote:
HeavyHitter32 wrote:
Ellington Darden wrote:
I believe Southbeach is correct. "The New HIT" is probably the best for body transformation. My personal favorite was always "100 High-Intensity Ways to Improve Your Bodybuilding," until I came out with "The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results." Old-School Results is the best from the standpoint of layout, design, photos, and motivational lessons.

Ellington

The very first time I ever heard of you and HIT was in 1992 when I was browsing in the bookstore and ran across, "100 High-Intensity Ways to Improve Your Bodybuilding." I was 20 years old at the time and entered the intermediate stage of my training as my progress halted on the real high volume stuff. I still have the book today and it is a classic.

The first HIT routine I used was the arm-leg emphasis routine which worked really well for my lagging legs (doing the Leg Press, Leg Ext, Leg Curl, and Squat with very little rest between movements was a great stimulator). But, man, that was a brutal routine done three days per week!

i agree there's little appreciation these days for the pre-exhaustion routine and moving quickly b/w exercises.

pre-exhaust is brutal when done right. i can't imagine any other set more productive.


i used to do all preexhaust for years when i had axis to the old nautilus double machines and the o.m.e.. i dont bother with it now. there is too much time btw exercises on the single machines to make it effective. plus, at an advanced level of training [30 years of hit]. i think it is more effective to limit the exercises to just one exercise set to failure. the pre exhaust is really just a set extender when done correctly [3 seconds or less btw exercises]. thats not to say it wouldnt be productive to go back to it for a period of time. i remember those preexhaust sets being so systemically draining at the time i had passed out on the gym floor and woke up 30 minutes later not knowing where i was. as an intermediate i believe this protocol was extremely effective in getting me to the advanced level.i would do : legextension--legpress,pullover--pulldown,fly--decline press,lateral raise--overhead press,multi tri--neg only dips,bicep curl--n.o. chins,abs. dizzyness, short of breath--lay down on floor--pass out--wake up pale, sick to my stomach, and disoriented. repeat 2 times per week.--i did this for years. beyond brutal when done correctly. moveing from each preexhaust set as fast as possible plus, under 3 seconds btw each preexhaust. alot of balls to the wall exercises in a very short period of time.
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