"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 was wondering if any of you could give me a suggestion.
I started HIT Sep. 1 of this year with the Mike Mentzer routine. Oct. 1, I switched to the Jones/Darden routine.
My problem is that I can't seem to really work out the full body more than once a week. If I try to do it more frequently, I have no strength increases and I become drained very quickly after I start working out.
Also, I still get very sick about 1/3 into my workouts.
They are as follows:
Tri. press downs
I do only one set for each exercise, and it is to failure. (I also use the pre exhaustion principle for the chest, back, and tris.)
I'm tempted to split up my routine, but after reading numerous books from Mentzer, Darden, and Jones (both bulletins) I really want to persue the full body.
I started the first beginner routine in The New HIT on 9/27. After the first two weeks of taking it easy and holding back, I got the same feeling as you while working out. I was beginning to lose motivation for HIT due to the discomfort and amount of effort. However, today's session( my fifth week) was the first one that I didn't feel sick at all, and I pushed as hard as ever. In fact, I felt elated afterwards. Hopefully, something similar will happen for you.
I would drop some of the leg work. Leg presses and squats in the same workout has got to drain your energy like crazy. Try alternating them, squats one week, presses the next. Also, only do the extensions and curls on the day you do leg presses. See how that works.
How fast do you move between sets? I misunderstood the speed at which you should move, so when I started the 6 month routine from the new book, I tried to set everything up in advance. I was going from exercise to exercise with under 10 seconds between sets. Pullovers to bench took as long as it takes to walk(stumble) 10 feet. By the time I got to curls, I could barely stand and had to take up to 5 minutes at one workout to recover. I increased the time between sets to 20-30 seconds and can now complete the workout without needing to stop and rest. I am still out of breath, but not dying.