"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.
I started on the PowerPro UXTL and moved to the Ultimate Bowflex. I personally prefer the Ultimate. It's a great machine and I can work every muscle group to a high degree of intensity. The results are certainly worth paying the extra for this model.
AESCOP... If you are looking at increasing your number of pushup repetitions you should probably work your chest differently that your other muscle groups. Stick to the HIT Routing for back, arms, shoulders and legs and focus on repetition exercises for your chest. This will condition you to achieve higher pushup reps.. It's always good to mix it up so give it a try.... good luck!
I am very lucky in that I have a fast metablism which allows me to drop 5% body fat in 2 weeks. It also have a very high lean body mass. I would suggest that you focus your efforts on building muscle mass, this combined with a responsible diet is absolutely the best way that I know to build the fat burning muscles you need to reshape your body and reduce fat. Superhydration is key.. Drink 5-10 liters of ice cold water per day as this acts as a transport system for the fat.. exercise in the morning before breakfast. Remember to get plenty of rest between workouts! Good luck!
After reading Dr. Darden's new HIT book I have embarked on the "6 month HIT Course for Explosive Growth" from the book. I'm currently in Phase 1 (the getting lean phase)and am using the training program and diet from the Bowflex Body Plan because I have about 25 pounds of fat to lose.
I also train in martial arts three times a week, on my non-lifting days. Giving up martial arts is not an option for me but I'm fearful that the 6 day a week training is going to retard my progress or worse!
As a martial artist yourself, I was wondering if you had any suggestions as to how I can continue my martial arts training and still get the maximum muscle building benefit from my HIT and resistance training?
When I'm dieting I reduce my calorie intake to around 2000. I normally consume on average 3000-3500 per day. Superhydration is the key to metabolizing the fat stores.. I drink 1 gallon of iced water per day on average and always during a workout.
Andy, I'm interested in your answers for the following questions.
Do you always lift only twice a week or is that when you're just getting ready for a photo shoot? Also, do you stretch and flex your muscles after a workout? I forget where I've seen it but I know that I've read somewhere that flexing your muscles is important? I was just wondering your take on that.
I have done squats with the Bowflex. The xTreme Bowflex actually has the best squat set-up and platform compared with the Ultimate and the PowerPro. As with any exercise I suggest a couple of good warm up sets before you increase the resistance.
I regards to what you said about warm up sets.
Do you do a warm up set for every exercise ? If so how many warm up sets do you do. How much weight do you use for the warm up sets and how many reps.
How many of you are using a Bowflex exclusively to work out on. I just purchased an Xtreme XTLU. I really like it a lot, but have used free weights all of my life up until now. How likely are you to gain as much muscle on the Bowflex as you are using free weights?
I actually run on my off days. I limit my runs to shorter distances no futher that 4 miles at a fast pace. I find running helps me lean up especially close to photo shoots.. overall it's a great all over body workout!
seems a bit too much... going from 9% to 4% (unassisted with steroids)
Let's say I'm 80 kilo at 9% (7.2 Kg Fat). If I drop to 4% that would be a drop to 3 kilo fat, so I'd have to lose 4.2 kilo fat in 2 weeks, that's assuming there's no muscle loss at all (which is rather unlikely at those percentages and especially at that speed of weightloss).
The last thing I would ask ANYONE is about diet. I am very "skinny" with a completely natural 5% body fat even though I eat 2000+ caleries a day!
No, I wanted to ask him how big his arms are, but didn't want to make him feel uncomfortable so I asked him PM me.
He looks great, and perhaps at my greatest potential and years of training I could possible look like him. Once again, at my greatest potential.
Anyway, I figured if I could get some quick measurements, I could see how far I have to go. That probably sounds stupid, huh?
My post wasn't directed towards you personally but to all the earlier posters in this thread asking for advice on cutting.
I just hit the Q and not the R-button without thinking about:)
He looks great indeed and I for my part will never be THAT ripped (not beeing very fat either with 10-12%"normal"BF) nor do I deserve it.
About his arms, that's probably very duable for you. They're not "massive", just very defined with short muscle-bellies and long tendons.
I have been using system of high intensity training for 2 weeks and succeeded a bit. My weight is 90 kg & my height 180 cm. I want, first of all, to mould vivid musculature & put on weight trough increasing muscular mass up to about 100 kg. Achieving that is enough for me & during next trainings I am going to maintain my musculature & improve some of its parts.
That is why I would like to ask you, if there is an application system adapted to my demands, training system for amateurs like me? And the other question is if there is use in my case to continue trainings according to your system, if I do not pursue high achievements in bodybuilding.
I have trained in the gym before, but am brand new to the HIT program and honestly have been out of the gym for almost 2 years. I just completed Dr. Darden's new HIT book, and while it excited me to get back into shape, I am a little leary about starting back up. I have a couple questions:
1) Is it possible to hit the ground running with this thing (HIT)? If not, what do you suggest I do to ease into it?
2) Do you ever mix and heavy lifting (not necessarily multi-sets, but less reps) into your routine, or do you try to keep it in the single set, multiple reps range? Is there any room in HIT for working heavy weights into the program?