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"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.

 

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travis t

Dr. Darden,
Thankyou for getting back to me so quickly. I do have a couple more questions.

I was wondering what my calorie intake should be. I am 5'6" and weigh about 165, I run a landscaping co. so I am very active, my body fat is around 10%.
and I am 22 years old.

I am wanting to gain a lot of muscle mass without getting fatter( I guess that everybody wants that)

thankyou very much!
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Ellington Darden

You need to keep a fairly accurate record of all the food you've been consuming for three days, so at least you have some type of baseline to begin with. Do that next week and get back to me with an average. Then, I can supply you with some suggestions.

Ellington
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travis t

Dr. Darden,
I am getting back to you with my average calorie intake.
I have on average 2800 calories a day
most of that is carbs.
I am gratful for your feed back and for getting back so soon

thankyou,
Travis
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Ellington Darden

Travis,

I'd suggest that you up your daily calories by 500. Eat 3300 calorie per day for the next two weeks, train hard, and see what happens.

Ellington
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travis t

Dr. Darden,
thankyou for your response I will give it a go

travis
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sleach2305

Texas, USA

Dr Darden,

I just read your New HIT cover to cover and had a few questions. Does this new book expand upon that book? Does it include some more simple meal plans? Im getting ready to start your HIT program to put on some extra muscle and help lean out even more.

Im sick of the tedious hours at the gym with little results HVT has done very litle other then plateau me and i have no problem pushing myself to the puke factor. but I also enjoy running and swimming, would this impede my progress by not allowing enough rest or would it be just like having a more active lifestyle?

When would be the best time to incorporate a little extra cardio training and should I up my carb or fat intake to match the amount of calories burned during sid activities? Thank you very much for any insight you can give me

Stephen
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Ellington Darden

Stephen,

The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results expands upon The New HIT. But it doesn't go into more detail on food and nutrition.

When to get into cardio has been discussed on other threads in the forum. Do a search to find the appropriate ones.

Ellington
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sleach2305

Texas, USA

Thank you Ill see what I can find
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Stack1983

Dear Dr. Darden,

I've recently been employing the techniques and training program from your Book "The New High Intensity Training" and it's been serving me well.

One question I had was, how would you recommend going about balancing HIT and nutrition? Theres an awful lot out there on what to eat, when, and how much etc. What do you think is the best approach for determining how much and how frequent?

Regards,

-Tim
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Ellington Darden

Tim,

I recommend that you get a copy of Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook (2003). You can pick up a used copy on Amazon.

Ellington
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mrhighintensity

Nevada, USA

Like to Introduce myself here, just found this GREAT SITE! - I am Markus Reinhardt - HIT Trainer and have worked with Mike Mentzer in his last Video. Like to say hello and give my thumbs up to this very informative site.

HIT HARD!

MR
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Ellington Darden

Hi Markus,

Welcome. I liked your intensity and form on the curling video. What's your current training routine?

Ellington
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travis t

Dr. Darden,
I was just wondering why on the BEST OF THE BEST rouitne you have the trainee do two sets of the squat and pullover.

thankyou,
Travis

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Ellington Darden

Travis,

A second set of squats and pullovers is only performed for the first two weeks. Then, it's back to one set.

I could have added other exercises, but I wanted to keep it simple.

It's a very productive routine.

Ellington
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travis t

Ellington Darden wrote:
Travis,

A second set of squats and pullovers is only performed for the first two weeks. Then, it's back to one set.

I could have added other exercises, but I wanted to keep it simple.

It's a very productive routine.

Ellington


got ya thanx,

travis
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karthik2504

Thanx for the PM Dr. Its been a great motivation.

Regards

Karthik
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travis t

Dr. Dardan,
I was reading several threads and I noticed that a lot of the guys on here are saying that they do one or two sets per exercise, just wondering what was best one or two? I also noticed that A.J. said a few times "one or two sets per"

thankyou,
travis
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Ellington Darden

travis t wrote:
Dr. Dardan,
I was reading several threads and I noticed that a lot of the guys on here are saying that they do one or two sets per exercise, just wondering what was best one or two? I also noticed that A.J. said a few times "one or two sets per"

thankyou,
travis


Travis,

Most of the time, one set is better than two sets.

Ellington

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charles676

Dr. Darden,

Iam new to stength trainning and my son (14)and I are starting together.
I have purchased your latest book on the HIT technique. My question is how to judge the appropriate weight to start with on the individual sets.

Thanks ,
Charles and Dani
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bblb

Just wanted to say again that this book is a very good read. It has inspired me to get back and start HITting it again. The gym I'm joining has nautilus and other old school equipment, as well as hammer and tons of free weights. It's quads gym in chicago, have you guys ever heard of it or trained there
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Hitit

Dr. D and friends...
I've been athletic all my life. I just turned 40 years old and seem to still feel that I'm 20. I'm 5'9 about 180lbs. maybe 10% body fat or so. I feel pretty average when it comes weight lifting and still have my six pack and a good muscular physique, but not that of a professional body builder.
I've followed HIT for many years (including proper sleep, eat and form) with gains up and down. I feel that I often probably over train. I work in Law Enforcement and I find that my greatest outlet for the stress is excercise. To only excercise 2 to 3 times a week doesn't help me at the end of a rough day when I'm on my HIT off days. I love to swim laps and run, but seem to find it difficult to combine all this with HIT and still keep making gains in stength. I don't know where to compromise and could write a book on my workouts and varitions I've tried. Any suggestions on workouts I can do on off days and still get the benifits of excercise and stress outlet? I'm recently trying to just walk 30 minutes on my HIT off days, but would really rather find a way to run and swim alternating some days. Just looking for some rountine suggestions. I've even tried to keep my heart rate low on off day excercise, but it seems to always be a struggle trying to fit everything together. I'm looking to be as healthy as possible...(My Dr. says I am)Thanks!
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JohnV474

Hey everyone, I just wanted to say that I purchased this book over Christmas and read it cover to cover in the first few days. It is Dr. Darden's best book to date, in my opinion.

The book gives enough background information to help someone tailor the many exercise routines to a person's specific needs. Many books on HIT are a rehash of the original Nautilus Bulletins or work too hard to promote only one particular aspect of the HIT puzzle.

This book is very comprehensive and finally settled several questions I'd had unanswered for years. I was glad to get some guidance on when/if to vary your routine, the need to go to failure, and more updated information on training frequency. I also learned a bit more about what research shows will stimulate growth and how that takes place.

I was skeptical of the interviews section, but found the stories and examples to be very worthwhile. They contained good insight into the mind of long-term HIT folks.

Even in the last few weeks a few tweaks to my form, routines, and frequency have led me to set new personal records in several of my exercises--some of which had been sticking points until now.

If you are sitting on the fence, unsure of whether it's worth coughing up the $40, I very highly recommend taking the plunge. It helped me immensely.

Thanks Dr. Darden!
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Rykard

Hi,

I am from the UK, is there anywhere here you can buy the book from? I noticed that in an earlier thread you said you maybe distributing from the UK but I can't find it anywhere...

cheers
Rich
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JohnV474

Hey Rich,

On the left side of this page you will see an ad for the book, with Casey Viator on the cover. Click on that book and it will take you to where you can order the book online (which is part of a post... you'll see). That's what I did.

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theblade

Arizona, USA

Dr. Darden.

I just received my copy of "The New Bodybuilding For Old School Results" a few days ago. I have read all 14 of your books, and I must congratulate you on arranging such a comprehensive collection of HIT history and principles.

The reader is provided with an eloquent back story about Mr. Arthur Jones that is most enjoyable. Very often when a writer provides some foundation regarding their history it becomes a laboring task to get through it. This however, is an addictive story about Mr. Jones, which provides the reader more insight than ever before into the subtle nuances of Mr. Jones personality and character.

The contrasting personality elements between you and Arthur Jones is so perfect that it leaves the reader wanting more of those awkward moments, like when Mr. Jones gives someone the "straight talk", and either you or some other associate has to try and stop the audience from trying to sneak out of the auditorium for fear of enduring the wrath.

I recall a picture, I believe its on page 212, of Mr. Jones standing inside an enclosed area with one of his largest crocodiles, while 3 other on lookers stand well protected on the other side of a fence. Arthur Jones is literally standing about 5 feet away from this beast, and all I could think of was how terrified that crocodile must be.

Following the history and evolution of HIT, along with a diagnoses of the disease of overtraining, its etiology, and how this pathology has festered over the decades, we get insight into the early days of bodybuilding, and what led to the marketing blitz that inevitably bamboozled the general public into multiple sets, followed by an overtrained body.

Subsequent was the natural hunger driven by the fatigue, and the need for more food, or in this case supplements, which promised to give you an energized feeling that you wouldn't have if you hadn't fallen for the whole marketing blitz in the first place.

The reader is now enlightened and very likely angered as he reflects on the dollars spent on powders potions and snake oils, but good news awaits, as you read on you are provided with all, and I mean all of the HIT principles, workouts and specialty routines that are explained in previous books.

It's as if someone just opened your eyes for the fist time, and stripped away the multi million dollar facade that has been worn by these marketing giants with the utmost contempt for its customer. A customer who wanted only to improve their health and possibly their self image.

With this reference you will know what the problem is, why it exists, who perpetrates it, and above all, how to free yourself from it's grasp once and for all.

The Blade
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