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BennyAnthonyOfKC

Missouri, USA


I have been meaning to mention that I found a library that was selling their edition of Dr.Darden's "THE NAUTILUS BODYBUILDING BOOK" that is of "library binding" kind that I did not know existed for any his books. It was sold to me for one-cent, plus the shipping of less than four-dollars.

To repeat from numerous other postings of mine, it was through this particular book that I discovered that anything existed outside of the strength-training of sports, or the Weider mish-mash of bodybuilding prescriptions. My Dad found gave me this book to me in Feb. of 1989, simply because it was on a bargain-table. At first, from a few outrageous statements that Darden made, like only one-set, I would not even give the book the time of day.

However, it was not long after that I started to discover that a flu-like cluster of symptoms that I had been suffering was not an illness that my doctor could find, but I was rapidly losing weight due to the OVERTRAINING that Darden was the first person to ever alert me that such a thing was possible.

By the later Spring of 1989, I had not only rebounded, but became freaky strong and even more freaky big by August of 1989. By June, because of pre-exhausting leg-curls into stiff-legs, not only was I strong with progressing to 315-pounds for 18-reps on the stiff-legs, but I shaved seconds off my 40-yard dash, like no other programs ever did for me before or after.

But, what Darden primarily gave to me through this book was a sense of logic, instead of the typical cooking type advice for exercise with people sprinkling in spices & herbs on a whim, to be metaphorical. "THE NAUTILUS BODYBUILDING BOOK", hands down, still has the best holistic rationality of any book from head to torso to toe-raises!

Of course, this book could be updated, much beyond later editions that added what was "THE ADVANCED NAUTILUS BODYBUILDING BOOK", but still this book has an ordered framework that is only rivaled by "THE NAUTILUS BOOK" that I purchased not long after, also in 1989, that had a whole chapter on LOGIC that led me to pursue the academic study of philosophy by taking a full-blown course in LOGIC in 1991, I believe was the year.

Nevertheless, I later learned from Ken Hutchins that he assisted, I believe to a large degree, with that particular chapter, but that is also why I liked much of the earlier writings of Hutchins, for its logic, which I believe where Hutchins goes wrong is where he depends upon RHETORIC that is an empty tool of LOGIC without EMPIRICAL BASIS, because Darden put lots of numbers behind what they were finding at Nautilus via the constant flow of trainees passing through the corporate offices, and research studies.

Back to "THE NAUTILUS BODYBUILDING BOOK", everyone must have this book on their shelf, and have read it, to say they a background to be supplying facts and/or opinions on the DrDarden.com website.

Nevermind my bold claim, what can really be gleaned from this book is proportionality of writing, the systematic elaborating upon the theme of H.I.T. and/or NAUTILUS PRINCIPLES, but also comparing & contrasting to other methods that is later much more elaborated upon in the opening chapters of "THE NAUTILUS BOOK" that itself could use updating to include the history, semi-effectiveness and great shortcomings of PALATES, for example, that can supply beginner trainees with some quasi-Nautilus affect, but with no way to progress further, which the same goes for PARTNER-RESISTANCE and/or MANUAL-RESISTANCE that literature from era of The SuperSlow Exercise Guild expanded upon the greatest.

No matter the immediate above paragraph, in summation, "THE NAUTILUS BODYBUILDING" is both a great primer, but also advances the reader into an evolution of ideas. Of course, a nod must be given to the writings of ARTHUR JONES as absolutely required reading, but the shortcoming, compared to the books by Darden, is the rhetoric of JONES, THE WRITER, which might be true, and be very helpful in a larger wisdom, but Darden is more concise, and systemic approach to chapters that is almost flow-chart in nature without being obvious, for the more general reader of weight-training.
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southbeach

I have that book..i have most of them.

Two of my favs are "High Intensity Training" and "Super High Intensity Training" both by Dr Darden..as well his latest creation is a gem. Some great creative routines in those volumes with various combinations of exercises and concepts of set extension.
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Hitit

southbeach wrote:
I have that book..i have most of them.

Two of my favs are "High Intensity Training" and "Super High Intensity Training" both by Dr Darden..as well his latest creation is a gem. Some great creative routines in those volumes with various combinations of exercises and concepts of set extension.


If you have the books, then why don't you follow the program or any of the routines for your "New Routine"?
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southbeach

Hitit wrote:
southbeach wrote:
I have that book..i have most of them.

Two of my favs are "High Intensity Training" and "Super High Intensity Training" both by Dr Darden..as well his latest creation is a gem. Some great creative routines in those volumes with various combinations of exercises and concepts of set extension.

If you have the books, then why don't you follow the program or any of the routines for your "New Routine"?


my volume would go way up if i did. didn't you just complaain my volume was too high with 8-10 sets on my thread? do you have these volumes?
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Hitit

Let's go back to your thread. But following Darden recent books would not up your volume.

Their simple. 7-8 exercises combining compound and iso. 1 set TTF 8-12 reps.

Beginners start with 3 times a week and then reduce frequency as they get stronger/adjust to their workouts.

Also, you're not really a "Beginner" IMO.
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BennyAnthonyOfKC

Missouri, USA


The other aspect of "THE NAUTILUS BODYBUILDING BOOK", more so than "THE NAUTILUS BOOK", is the uniformity & consistency of the model of JOE MEANS, especially with the equipment all being the same color-scheme, because this aesthetic gives the impression of RATIONALITY & PROPORTIONALITY that is at the foundation of the training, whether its called H.I.T. or NAUTILUS PRINCIPLES. Nevertheless, the problem with the later edition with SCOTT WILSON and, then, the last edition with BOYER COE included is that the original book lost its uniformity with just the one model of JOE MEANS, particularly how the asthetic of the Natuilus machines changed in color-scheme.

The only improvement that I could offer is that the model should be a trainee of H.I.T., and there should also be a woman and an elderly couple; but, erhaps, these other models could be depicted on the same uniform-look of equipment, except in different chapters that address any "special needs" of these different populations, but the theme always returns to the uniformity of the photography & equipment, which I would also include the highest quality of free-weight & bodyweight movements, so an absence of efficient machines will not leave a potential enthusiast of our style of training no avenue to envision the possibilities on their more limited equipment. Yet, there is a powerful message... perhaps, merely psychological.... of uniformity, as the philosophers named THE UNIVERSE in the thought of unity, then religiousity turned to UNIVERSAL that many forget is what CATHOLIC means; and, now, centuries later, scientists are "IN search of" GRAND UNIFIED THEORY that, again, unity is a powerful thought that strength-training also represents, power, and a sense of unity highlights that message.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

Hitit wrote:
Let's go back to your thread. But following Darden recent books would not up your volume.

Their simple. 7-8 exercises combining compound and iso. 1 set TTF 8-12 reps.

Beginners start with 3 times a week and then reduce frequency as they get stronger/adjust to their workouts.

Also, you're not really a "Beginner" IMO.


==Scott==
No, he's not really a beginner because he's never really started. He talks a good workout though!!
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Nautilus1975

I have an old Iron Man that someone had written Joe Means name, address and phone number in the margins along with notes on him....


I wonder who might have owned that mag and what they were contacting Joe for at the time - kinda neat memorabilia



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BennyAnthonyOfKC

Missouri, USA



TO: Nautilus1975

That is, indeed, neat!


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TO: Dr.Darden

Is there any trivia to share about the writing, and publishing, of this book, or even the photo-shoots with Joe Means???

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cmg

BennyAnthonyOfKC wrote:

The other aspect of "THE NAUTILUS BODYBUILDING BOOK", more so than "THE NAUTILUS BOOK", is the uniformity & consistency of the model of JOE MEANS, especially with the equipment all being the same color-scheme, because this aesthetic gives the impression of RATIONALITY & PROPORTIONALITY that is at the foundation of the training, whether its called H.I.T. or NAUTILUS PRINCIPLES. Nevertheless, the problem with the later edition with SCOTT WILSON and, then, the last edition with BOYER COE included is that the original book lost its uniformity with just the one model of JOE MEANS, particularly how the asthetic of the Natuilus machines changed in color-scheme.

The only improvement that I could offer is that the model should be a trainee of H.I.T., and there should also be a woman and an elderly couple; but, erhaps, these other models could be depicted on the same uniform-look of equipment, except in different chapters that address any "special needs" of these different populations, but the theme always returns to the uniformity of the photography & equipment, which I would also include the highest quality of free-weight & bodyweight movements, so an absence of efficient machines will not leave a potential enthusiast of our style of training no avenue to envision the possibilities on their more limited equipment. Yet, there is a powerful message... perhaps, merely psychological.... of uniformity, as the philosophers named THE UNIVERSE in the thought of unity, then religiousity turned to UNIVERSAL that many forget is what CATHOLIC means; and, now, centuries later, scientists are "IN search of" GRAND UNIFIED THEORY that, again, unity is a powerful thought that strength-training also represents, power, and a sense of unity highlights that message.



Had this book since 1983. Great book and will re-read from time to time.

Regards,

Ron
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Nautilus1975

I actually have several Nautilus specific books and most are by Dr Darden, but several are by other authors....


I will try to locate that IM with the notes about Means in the margins and see if there are any specifics that may be of interest
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