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Determine the Length of Your Workouts

Evaluate Your Progress

Keep Warm-Up in Perspective


"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.

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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.

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There's no time like the present.

If you are really unfit then start slowly. Start with a small amount of exercises with moderate weights.

Allow your body to get used to lifting weights. You will know when you are ready to hit them hard. Build upon the number of exercises until you reach your desired routine.

You can wait to be fit to train or you can use your training to make you fit.

The problem is not training when you are unfit. It is training way above your fitness level that creates problems. This last statement appies to everyone fit or unfit.
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You're misinformed. You don't have to be fit to do HIT. If you're unfit, HIT will make you fit.

Also, I believe the Bowflex program is written by Dr. Darden and it is also HIT.
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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.

Good luck.
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