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"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
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The Perseverant

Sorry, but which 12 books have Dr. Darden written exactly?
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theblade

Arizona, USA

Certainly ;

These are just the high intensity bodybuilding books that I'm listing, there are several more books by Dr. Darden that encompass everything from dieting, to books for women's health and fitness,to coaching and training little league baseball players.

Note: These are not in Chronological order, just as I pulled them off the shelf.

1). Nautilus Advanced Bodybuilding Book by Ellington Darden (paperback - April 1984)

2). The Bowflex Body Plan by Ellington Darden (hardcover - Nov 15, 2003)

3). Bigger Muscles In 42 Days by Ellington Darden (paperback - Jan 9, 1992)

4). High Intensity Strength by Ellington Darden (paperback - Sept 16, 1992)
5). High Intensity Bodybuilding by Ellington Darden (paperback - Nov 14, 1984)
6). High Intensity Home Training by Ellington Darden (paperback - Sept 15, 1993)
7). Big: Bulkbuilding Instructional Guide By Ellingto Darden Paperback- Oct 3,1990)
8). Grow: A 28 Day Crash Course for Getting Huge by Ellington Darden and Chris Lund (paperback - June 1993)

9). Big Arms/Six Weeks by Ellington Darden (paperback - April 12, 1988)

10). New High Intensity Bodybuilding by Ellington Darden (paperback - April 23, 1990)
11). Massive Muscles in 10 Weeks by Ellington Darden (paperback -1987)

12). One Hundred High Intensity Ways To Improve Your Bodybuilding by Ellington Darden (paperback - 1989)

In addition to these there is also Super High Intensity Bodybuilding by Ellington Darden, but I made the mistake of lending that one out, and as many people will attest to, once you've had a taste of high intensity bodybuilding, your not likely to give back the one thing that got you started. I'm much more protective of my reference material nowadays. Many of the aformentioned references are no longer in print, but if you desire them, you can find them in good used condition at various online book distributers.

I think that's about it, I may have missed on or two, my fellow high intensity friends are always thumbing through them, and sometimes there fingers get a little sticky.

As I mentioned earlier, you can get an insightful read and excellent comprehension from the last two books, The New High Intensity Training: The Best Muscle-Building System you've Never Tried by Ellington Darden (paperback - Sep 9, 2004) and of course the New Bodybuilding for Old School Results, which is by far in my opinion his most comprehensive book to date.

So good reading, all of Dr. Dardens books are excellent resources for your training, and they also prove to be incredibly inspiring and motivational, I always find myself wanting to run straight into the gym after reading any part of any of his bodybuilding books. So much so, that I generally avoid reading them on my rest days, cause as soon as I start reading, I want to work out.

The Blade
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The Perseverant

Thanks, The Blade, for responding. I bought a Dr. Darden book called "The Nautilus Book: An Illustrated Guide to Physical Fitness..." but I didn't read it yet. It's in english and I'm brazilian, so the reading is pretty slow for me. Is hard to find good (or any) books about HIT.
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The Perseverant

Sorry... and about "The New High Intensity Training"?
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theblade

Arizona, USA

What about "The New High Intensity Training" ? Do you have a question about the book, perhaps that could be better answered by the author.

If your having trouble navigating your way through the book, then keep asking questions on this site. It is an incredible resource.

Blade.
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The Perseverant

Is that a good book compared to others?
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theblade

Arizona, USA

Yes, it's an excellent book, I highly recommend it. It provides all the necessary information to build a foundation in high intensity training, with newly added specialized cycles and additional information on dieting and bulking up. there's an excellent section on superhydration that every bodybuilder needs. This book goes well with The New Bodybuilding for Old School Results

Blade.
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theblade

Arizona, USA

Just a thought,..

If you have to write your workout down on paper to remember it,. then its too long.

The Blade.
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charles676

charles676 wrote:
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


Dr. Darden,
I have been following the weight loss program in the New High Intensity Training in chapter 25. I have been here for three months and have lost about 20 lbs but seem to have hit the wall and I am wondering if I should go on to phase II or stick with phase I until I lose the last 10 to 15 lbs I feel I have to lose?

This weight is concentrated in my lower abdomen. Along with the weight training I have introduced at least an hour a day of cardiovascular with tennis.
Thanks charles676
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charles676

Dr Darden

After three months on the HIT to lose weight I seem to have reached a plateau .
I have lost 20 pounds but still have another 10 of abdominal to lose. My question is if I should proceed to phase 2 and change the routine now or to continue with the weight loss phase until all weight loss is accomplished ?I am now at a steady weight for a month.

Thanks ,Charles
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Ellington Darden

charles676 wrote:
Dr Darden

After three months on the HIT to lose weight I seem to have reached a plateau .
I have lost 20 pounds but still have another 10 of abdominal to lose. My question is if I should proceed to phase 2 and change the routine now or to continue with the weight loss phase until all weight loss is accomplished ?I am now at a steady weight for a month.

Thanks ,Charles


Charles,

Yes, I believe you should now progress to Phase 2.

Ellington

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newbieHIT

Ontario, CAN

Ellington,
I cannot seem to order the book. Whenevre I get to the last step and hit continue, nothing happens. I've tried at work at home with the same result.

Suggestions??????
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newbieHIT

Ontario, CAN

Is it in stores yet?
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Lud

Dr. Darden, I sort of stumbled onto your website and this forum. What a treat. I worked my way through college as a Nautilus trainer in Flagstaff, AZ after an "indoctrination" workout made be a believer.

That was in the mid-80's. Your Advanced bodybuilding books were our "bibles". I haven't had access to machines much in the last 10 years or so, but I've always applied "HIT" and Nautilus bulletins to my training. Can't wait to get the new book.
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Lud

Dr. Darden, sort of stumbled onto your website and this thread...good stuff. I worked my way through college in the mid-80's as a Nautilus trainer after an "indoctrination" workout which rocked my world.

Your books and Nautilus bulletins were our "bibles". I haven't had much access to machines over the last 15 years or so, but have always applied HIT principles to my training. Can't wait to read the new book.
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Lud

Posts were not showing up so I double posted.....guess I got my point across!
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michiganman

Dr. Darden,

I just signed up on here, even though I have been observing for awhile. I can't thank you enough!!! About 3 months ago, I purchased The New H.I.T. book, and promptly read it in 3 days! I was looking to change up my workouts and was a classic over-trainer. I have been lifting regularly for 11 years, I am currently 31 years old.

When I say over-train, I mean OVER train. I felt like I had almost become a prisoner of my workouts and feared I was actually getting sick of working out. Well, your book excited me beyond belief. I couldn' wait to get in the gym and try the beginning routine!

I will never forget my very first HIT workout. Half way through, my body felt like it was on FIRE! I had never experienced anything like it. By the last exercise, I was totally spent. 27 minutes of pure hell, and I nearly threw up!! It was the greatest feeling ever. My body felt like it blew up that night. I was noticing results after ONE workout, and I am not a beginner.

I have been working through the beginner routines, and loving it. I also bought The New Bodybuilding for Old School Results and read that in about a week. Best two books I have ever read in my life. Literally, life changing. As a guy with a academic background in science, I loved the meticulous and scientific approach of Arthur Jones and yourself to weight training and bodybuilding. I only wish I had discovered HIT years ago. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for now, I will definitely be posting more as I blast through my workouts.

Best,
Brian
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twogunz

Dr Darden,

Finally made it to the advanced section and what a run it's been already. Question for you, for the specialized routines, are you suppossed to do the cheap reps for every exercise, or just one.

I tried it once and even though our intensity has always been through the roof, that first cheat rep after momentary muscular failure seems impossible. Obviously you need a partner, how do you cheat rep a leg press? sorry for the long question...we are on our own now, and need a little more guidance!!!

Ray
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Olddog99

I have most of the HIT books and have read all the AJ articles.
There is one obviouse factor that is apparent but easly mis understood and not used correctly.
That is intensity, the life blood of the whole thing. I am 45 and can do 6 superslow chip ups with 50lbs on my waist and dips with 90, I do a set to posotive failure to the point where I have tried for a least 15 sec to move to the fully contracted position, then do 3 or 4 negatives. This is why my back and chest are in good shape and also the reason why most other parts have lagged behind for years. I have always empoyed the HIT style of routine but not always the intensity factor.
I have a few querries to Dr D
from your past experinces did Body builders of the late 60s and early 70s utilize other lifter in the gym to ensure the intensity is at max.
From my reseach of that gendra of lifting it was apparent to me that the comradrie of that time far excceded the social aspects of today. where did that go? I know with out questions why my arms are not as big as they could be and why my legs are somewhat less than adiquite, it my lack of intensity. I seldom can get beyond failure on the squat, standing curl or other exercises that a self negative can not be performed. I have tried the one arm or leg thing but that did not pan out dispite great effort
I try to keep my WO to no more than 12 exercises and 35 mins, this always brings a great pump, but hear lies the delema.
Dr Darden, are there any methods that can get a self motivated lifter past the positive barrier for legs, arms shoulders, I am sure that if I can resolve those faults, the "secret" to obtaining massive growth fast will be found. The tools are weight and machines,the philosophy is HIT , harder /briefer, the secret is intensity, the execution is the path, execution is also the problem. any advice or recomendation will be appreaciated.
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Olddog99

I appologies I found what i required, the "secret" is spelled out in the forum. What i require is a coach, my problem has been inconsistancy, lazyness, unwillingness, all the things that are enbedded in human nature, as it pertains to hard work.
I can say that i resist the things i love . I love chins , go to max, hate squats, go thru the motions, love dips, hate shoulder press. if i had a coach, these thing would be pointed out, corrected and a renewed growth patern would appear most rapidly, very similar to all the subjects in the Dr D Books, maybe the underlining reason why growth tapper off in the subject near the end, was simply motivation by the client, dispit being part of a book or experiment and having the best coach on the planet the subjects just lost some of there focus and could never regain it. that also explains the lay off priniciple. a layoff definitly get you rested, and more importantly, motivated.
if i had a coach, Im sure they would say, just go home and come back in 10 days,
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gettinginshape

Dr D:

I am most interested in ordering the New Body book but was concerned because the website that I was ordering it from wasn't secure and I am not comfortable sending my Master_ard number over the internet this way. Could you possibly look into this or possibly advise me of another method of ordering the book.

Sincerely

Tony
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nicolas1

is it possible to get this book shipped to belgium (europe). I would love to buy it.

greetz

Nicolas
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Sand attack

Hello Dr. Darden,

I was curious as to what weight training program you would recommend to a wrestler while in season? I have practice a total of 6 days a week.

Thanks,
Jeremy
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Elopez

Florida, USA

Dr. Darden,

I have been a follower of yours and Arthur Jones since the 1980's when I finally tired of doing split routines and fad diets without results. HIT provided me with everything I needed. My question to you is this.

I am 52 yrs. old and in relatively decent shape except after a long period, (1.5 yrs) of not wrkng out I need to lose about 25 lbs. of fat. I have been using the diet you recommend, however this time, my wgt will go say from 192 to 188, and back up to say 190 in the space of a day or so.

Am I doing something wrong here or is this kind of daily fluctuation normal?
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cdenney

Dr. Darden, With your books The New HIT and Flat Stomach ASAP, I lost 15 lbs in two weeks and gained significant muscle through 6th week of HIT (although my wife does not agree with my "do the opposite" philosophy. in my personal life)

Here are a few questions:
I am getting ready to do the Beginning HIT Routine 2 and the Chart in the book doesn't mention time off (full 9 day rest) until week 24. But week 6 is mentioned as 9 days off later in the week. Which is preferred.

I have now suplimented with Creatine 189 (a newer form of Monohydrate) and Hydroxycut Max. Do you agree with this?

I also note that since I am left handed and got much soreness on my right side muscles related to the Straight Arm Pullover my strength is not gaining as much on my right as my left. Is this natural? Your book talks about the "opposite" side sometimes being stronger because it has to makeup for the difference.

Finally, I do not fully know "where" my muscles begin for measurement on my elbow. Is it the peak that is being measured for example biceps within 2 inches?

Finally....-Any new books? I am addicted.
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