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Ellington Darden

arwes wrote:
Are any of you aware with a product that's comparable with the Metabolic Drive Complete from Biotest? I can't find that in any stores near me, and I'd like to avoid mail order if at all possible. I'm pretty much stuck with GNC, Walmart and Target.

The closest thing I've been able to find is Bally Total Fitness Meal Replacement Powder, but it seems they've discontinued it. Probably doesn't taste as good as the Biotest product, but I'd survive I'm sure.


Try Ultramet Original (see Champion-Nutrition.com), Myoplex Original (see EAS.com), or even Carnation Instant Breakfast, which you can get at your supermarket.

Ellington



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arwes

Louisiana, USA

Ellington Darden wrote:
arwes wrote:
Are any of you aware with a product that's comparable with the Metabolic Drive Complete from Biotest? I can't find that in any stores near me, and I'd like to avoid mail order if at all possible. I'm pretty much stuck with GNC, Walmart and Target.

The closest thing I've been able to find is Bally Total Fitness Meal Replacement Powder, but it seems they've discontinued it. Probably doesn't taste as good as the Biotest product, but I'd survive I'm sure.

Try Ultramet Original (see Champion-Nutrition.com), Myoplex Original (see EAS.com), or even Carnation Instant Breakfast, which you can get at your supermarket.

Ellington





Thanks Doc! I'll check those out.
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pjr65

Dr. Darden ,i have been using bowflex and following your plan. my question is i am finding the slow 4 sec up and 4 sec down lifting difficult due to breathing.because your are working very hard troughout the entire motion i find myself running out of breath before i finsh the set. i am a runner and in decent shape or so i thought. any tips appreciated thank you.
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Ellington Darden

Try belly breathing -- where you pant like a dog and concentrate on breathing out rather than breathing in.

Ellington
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randk2

Hi

Im a 43 c6-7 quadriplegic from a driving accident, due to spinal cord break I have no use of hands, weak forearms, tri's, very little top of my
chest movement, no legs. I have a good upper back, delts, n bi's. Im in Fort Myers. While walking I followed Mentzers routines. After my injury I talked with Aurthur Jones in the late 80's- late 90's. He sent me some info and a routine. I have a bow flex and would appreciate if you can give me a workout routine and any advice/suggestions

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Ellington Darden

randk2,

You should be able to do a number of upper-body exercises on the Bowflex. You'll just have to experiment with it for several sessions of trial and error and go from there.

Ellington
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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

Dr. Darden

I am new to HIT but I am very excited about the program.

I read a post about another police bicycle officer and you told him to try to limit his bicycle riding.

My situation is a little different in that I am about 40 pounds overweight and I cannot limit my bicycle riding very much at work. I also ride for enjoyment on my days off.

How is this going to affect me as it relates to HIT? Do I need to workout less frequently because of it? Currently I am working out every other day.

Thanks,
Matt
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Ellington Darden

mnmwagoner wrote:
Dr. Darden

I am new to HIT but I am very excited about the program.

I read a post about another police bicycle officer and you told him to try to limit his bicycle riding.

My situation is a little different in that I am about 40 pounds overweight and I cannot limit my bicycle riding very much at work. I also ride for enjoyment on my days off.

How is this going to affect me as it relates to HIT? Do I need to workout less frequently because of it? Currently I am working out every other day.

Thanks,
Matt


If you are accustomed to your lengthy riding, then you should be okay. Just don't do any more than you have to.

Ellington

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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

I am not accustomed to it yet. We work four days on and four days off, twelve hour shifts, nine am to nine pm. I am not on the bike the whole day but there are plenty of hills so I am literally "up and down" throughout the day. This morning, after three days at work and stumbling the my attempts at a couple of HIT workouts this week, I barely had the energy to get up and get going. I struggled throught the day. I have only been back on the bike for two weeks and I have just begun going back to the gym.

Does the exhaustion mean I should look at working out using HIT every three days instead of two? Or am I just feeling the tiredness of breaking free from my lazy lifestyle?

Matt
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Ellington Darden

mnmwagoner wrote:
I am not accustomed to it yet. We work four days on and four days off, twelve hour shifts, nine am to nine pm. I am not on the bike the whole day but there are plenty of hills so I am literally "up and down" throughout the day. This morning, after three days at work and stumbling the my attempts at a couple of HIT workouts this week, I barely had the energy to get up and get going. I struggled throught the day. I have only been back on the bike for two weeks and I have just begun going back to the gym.

Does the exhaustion mean I should look at working out using HIT every three days instead of two? Or am I just feeling the tiredness of breaking free from my lazy lifestyle?

Matt


Probably some of both. Why not try to work through both for two weeks and see if you feel better?

Ellington

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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

I am reading through The New High Intensity Training. It was recommended by a friend, Wes Brown. I am wondering if I should start the Basic Routines for Beginners or the Do The Opposite program.

I have about 40 pounds of fat to lose. What do you suggest? Also, is phase one of the Do The Opposite program only two weeks total?

Matt
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Ellington Darden

mnmwagoner wrote:
I am reading through The New High Intensity Training. It was recommended by a friend, Wes Brown. I am wondering if I should start the Basic Routines for Beginners or the Do The Opposite program.

I have about 40 pounds of fat to lose. What do you suggest? Also, is phase one of the Do The Opposite program only two weeks total?

Matt


The more experienced you are, the more you should lean toward the Do-the-Opposite Plan. But you'll need to do phase I for more than 2 weeks.

Ellington

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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

I started "Do the Opposite" today since I have police training all day tomorrow. I did 8 reps each of the first five exercises: leg press 270 lbs; dumbell pullover 25 lbs; bench press 155 lbs; biceps curl 65 lbs; and trunk curl 25 lbs plate. I really focused on form and time allowing 5 seconds for each movement. 5 down and 5 up. It was a good start. I am using Hammer Strength plate loaded machines currently. The gym also has Paramount selectorized machines.

One question I have is this: why is the Do the Opposite program focused on free weights when you and Arthur Jones have done so much work with machines?

Thanks,

Matthew
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Ellington Darden

mnmwagoner wrote:
I started "Do the Opposite" today since I have police training all day tomorrow. I did 8 reps each of the first five exercises: leg press 270 lbs; dumbell pullover 25 lbs; bench press 155 lbs; biceps curl 65 lbs; and trunk curl 25 lbs plate. I really focused on form and time allowing 5 seconds for each movement. 5 down and 5 up. It was a good start. I am using Hammer Strength plate loaded machines currently. The gym also has Paramount selectorized machines.

One question I have is this: why is the Do the Opposite program focused on free weights when you and Arthur Jones have done so much work with machines?

Thanks,

Matthew


The vast majority of trainees have access to free weights. But if you have machines, especially Hammer, then apply them.

Ellington

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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

Thanks.

What about the Paramount selectorized equipment?

Matthew
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Ellington Darden

mnmwagoner wrote:
Thanks.

What about the Paramount selectorized equipment?

Matthew


I'm not familiar with Paramount. Sorry.

Ellington

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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

Paramount is similar to Nautilus. You have a stack of weights and a pin to select the weight. Below is a link to some examples of pieces that are similar to what's in our rec center.

http://imrs.uark.edu/2603.htm

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Matthew
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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

Dr. Darden,

Here is a picture of me today. I hate to admit that is me but that will soon be the old me. Just in case I haven't told you, my goal is to be in better shape at 40 than I was at 20. I'm 37 as of March 5.

I took my measurements today: neck 17.5; chest 47.75; abdomen 47.25; waist 43.25; arm flexed 16.50; forearm flexed 14; thigh 29; calf 18.25.

What kind of potential do you think I have of being very massive?

Thanks again for your help.

Matthew
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Ellington Darden

Matthew,

It looks like you have fairly long muscles in your forearms, which means they can be large and impressive. The fat over the rest of your torso is too thick to be able to see those muscles. Get leaner and take some more photos.

Ellington
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Butters

Dr. Darden,

The guys from this program seemed to lose an average of 5 lbs a week. Dave Hudlow had similiar results in your New HIT book. Is fat loss that fast typical of someone on this diet and following the training you listed? Thanks.
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Ellington Darden

Butters wrote:
Dr. Darden,

The guys from this program seemed to lose an average of 5 lbs a week. Dave Hudlow had similiar results in your New HIT book. Is fat loss that fast typical of someone on this diet and following the training you listed? Thanks.


For men, the average fat loss per week is 3.83 pounds . . . so 5 pounds per week is above average.

Ellington

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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

Ellington Darden wrote:
Matthew,

It looks like you have fairly long muscles in your forearms, which means they can be large and impressive. The fat over the rest of your torso is too thick to be able to see those muscles. Get leaner and take some more photos.

Ellington


Thanks,

I am working on it Dr. Darden. It will take some time because I have a lot to get rid of. I don't expect an overnight miracle and I am in this for the long haul. I am so sick of being fat and out of shape.

I'll take some more pics in say, a month?

Matthew
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spud

Take pictures every 4 weeks.
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mnmwagoner

North Carolina, USA

Ellington Darden wrote:
mnmwagoner wrote:
I am not accustomed to it yet. We work four days on and four days off, twelve hour shifts, nine am to nine pm. I am not on the bike the whole day but there are plenty of hills so I am literally "up and down" throughout the day. This morning, after three days at work and stumbling the my attempts at a couple of HIT workouts this week, I barely had the energy to get up and get going. I struggled throught the day. I have only been back on the bike for two weeks and I have just begun going back to the gym.

Does the exhaustion mean I should look at working out using HIT every three days instead of two? Or am I just feeling the tiredness of breaking free from my lazy lifestyle?

Matt

Probably some of both. Why not try to work through both for two weeks and see if you feel better?

Ellington



I did what you said. I pushed through and now I feel a lot better. My workout is getting closer to failure each time and the bike isn't killing me. Thanks.

Matt
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theHITman

Dr Darden,

Thank you for posting that article, it was an excellent read.

I'm shorter than average, at 5' 7? and weigh only 147 lbs, however I do have significant fat to lose with an abdomen skinfold of 23-25mm.

If you don't mind me asking, how would you adjust the calorie and diet guidlines used for the skiers for someone shorter and lighter with a more sedentary lifestyle (outside my weekly HIT workouts) such as myself?
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