"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.
This morning I was flipping channels, only to arrive at a scene in "WHO'S HARRY CUMB", where the character played by John Candy asks, "Scrod-oil?" to the character played by Shawnee Smith, which she responds: "It improves slow-twitch muscle response." (If I heard this bit of dialogue precisely.)
Anyway, it's amazing how FITNESS FACTOIDS make headway into something as mundane as a comedy. Several years ago, I posted how I heard in one of the episodes of SHERLOCK HOLMES, played by BASIL RATHBONE, where he's complaining to DR.WATSON about his eating that WATSON responds that: FISH IS FOOD FOR THE BRAIN. This was either in 1939 or the early 1940s, although I did a keyword-search on "fish" in all the stories by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE and the line wa pure Hollywood.
Some of the best lines, not exactly prophetic, but damn funny, came from the movie of "SLEEPER" that WOODY ALLEN wrote, directed & starred in.
"This stuff tastes awful. I could make a fortune selling it in my healthfood-store!"
Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called "wheat germ, organic honey and tiger's milk."
Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge?
Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible.
This is the screen-capture from the scene I quoted from above; it's at the 037:10 point in this YouTube.com video.
Can you believe it's completely free to watch "WHO'S HARRY CRUMB?"?? I don't know about everyone here, but I sure miss JOHN CANDY, the best Canadian next to Andrew Shortt, Brian D. Johnton and NautilusGirl! Oops, sorry, Andrew & Brian, unless NautilusGirl is found to have murdered someone, I think she's my favorite Canadian... maybe, Shannon Tweed, but she defected... to Gene Simmons! lol :)
Tommy: You shouldn't drink that stuff anyway. [looking at the milk Turkish is drinking]
Turkish: Why, what's wrong with it?
Tommy: It's not in sync with evolution.
Turkish: Shut up.
Tommy: Cows have only been domesticated for the last eight thousand years. Before that, they were running around mad as lorries. The human digestive system hasn't got used to dairy products yet.
Turkish: Well, fuck me, Tommy. What have you been reading?
Tommy: Let me do you a favour. [takes the milk off Turkish's hand and throws it out the window and it hits a car behind them followed by screeching tires and a loud crash]
Both: [look at each other] Whoops.
Hitchhiker: You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?
Ted: Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the excercise video.
Hitchhiker: Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 7 Minute Abs.
Ted: Right. Yes. OK, all right. I see where you're going.
Hitchhiker: Think about it. You walk into a video store, you see 8-Minute Abs gthere, there's 7-Minute Abs right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?
Ted: I would go for the 7.
Hitchhiker: Bingo, man, bingo. 7-Minute Abs. And we guarantee just as good a workout as the 8-minute folk.
Ted: You guarantee it? That's - how do you do that?
Hitchhiker: If you're not happy with the first 7 minutes, we're gonna send you the extra minute free. You see? That's it. 'our motto. That's where we're coming from. That's from A to B.
Ted: That's right. That's - that's good. That's good. Unless, of course, somebody comes up with 6-Minute Abs. Then you're in trouble, huh?
Hitchhiker: No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody's coming up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes? You won't even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel.
Ted: That - good point.
Hitchhiker: 7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreaming about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.
Hitchhiker: 'Cause you're effin fired!