"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 just finished reading H.I.T. and took it to my doctor to make sure it would be okay for me to do the program. My doctor said I should loose about 20-25 pounds and get in better shape first. Since I haven't worked out in almost a decade, I thought that might not be bad advice.
I haven't been able to read through all the posts, but I thought this might be something that should be placed on the home page as a warning: don't do H.I.T unless you're fit.
I skipped over the part about seeing my doctor before starting this or any other routine, and some of the primary chapters in the book initially because I wanted to get to the exercises. However, my wife thinks this is extremely important and isn't emphasized enough. I'm starting to agree with her.
If it hadn't been for her concern with our weight gain over the past couple of years, we wouldn?t have bought a Bowflex. I was just going to follow the Bowflex Body Plan book, but someone I work with told me about H.I.T. I bought the book and was working on building a routine on my Bowflex that would take minimal cable changes. However, my wife told me we're not doing anything until we both see the doctor and get her approval.
Interestingly, our doctor has read the Bowflex Body book, and recommends it to people looking for safe and healthy weight loss. Our doctor said we should follow the six week weight loss plan, and come back to see if we need to go through it again or if I've improved enough to start H.I.T. In the mean time, she's keeping my copy of the book to read through and get a better understanding of the program.
I say all that to say this: post something on the home page for people like me. Big letters, maybe flashing or something so it stimulates us to look. That's just my two cents, take it for what it's worth.
Although it is always good to get a physical, there probably shouldn't be any issues starting your exercise program. Unless of course you have chest pains that radiate down your left arm, numbness, dizziness, etc.
Past 40 a regular physical is appropriate, but my doc told me every two years is fine.
As you proceed with your workouts, and your body becomes stronger, you will be able to up your intsensity.