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Norway

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"Abbas Khatami: High Intesity Training"

Has anyone seen this movie? I was thinking about ordering it, but after I saw the Mentzer movie I am little bit skeptic.

It says Abbas gained 15pounds of muscle after changing to a HIT program. I am curious about how he trains.
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liftnbig

I ordered it last weekend--late Christmas present--and am hoping it lives up to what I deem it should. Regarding Mentzer's HIT video, what ruined it for me was the arrogance of Markus Reinhardt, how cocky can one be?
Other than that it wasn't too bad, at least they used good form, which is hardly what I could say about Dorian Yates in Blood & Guts!
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HIT

Norway

The you haven't seen Jay Cutler and Ronnie Colemans training dvd's. Sloppy form deluxe.

Lee Priest "a blond myth" is a great movie, perfect form on every exercise during high volume workouts.

Tell us how the Abbas movie was when you have seen it.
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liftnbig

Ok, it should be here this week, I will report back my findings.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

How many of you would be interested in a HIT DVD covering proper form for a variety of exercises, a demo workout, and a brief Q&A?

If enough people express an interest that I can at least cover the costs of producing it, my brother and I will shoot one.

The attached photo is a recent shot of my brother, David Baye.

Drew Baye
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HIT

Norway

If you made a "custom made" movie based on what people want to see it would be great..... I would buy it if it was priced reasonable.

If you coached your brother in doing the exercises in real HIT form it would be great. I presume he is a volume pumper?
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

He used to do HIT, but now trains slightly more frequently on a split routine. He was always big though, and even as a very young kid had a heavy bone structure.

If we do a DVD it would probably be focused on proper form and when and how to safely and effectively apply certain advanced HIT techniques.

Drew Baye
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AceHIT

Drew

Does he juice?

It is interesting to learn that he moved from HIT training to a more volume oriented training regime. Don't you ever wonder why?

Incidently, a lot of the volume guys in my gym are much bigger than me. They have sloppy form, throw weights, heck they can't even lift as remotely close to the poundages I handle; yet they are bigger than me.

Genetic disposition? I don't know. Steroids? I don't think so, especially not here in Dubai where the laws are really tough. Maybe they've been training longer than me. I started just twelve months ago so I perhaps when I've been in the game as long as they have, I'll be much bigger/more muscular than them.
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NeuroMass

Drew,

You mentioned that your brother USE TO train with HIT but now he does more frequent workouts. What's the reason he discontinued utilizing HIT?
Can you give us an outline on how he trains now?

PEACE.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

I don't know exactly how he trains now, since he lives in Wisconsin and I live in Florida and I only see him a few times a year around the holidays and family gatherings. After I moved to Florida he and my brother Will trained together for a while, but then Will went to dental school and Dave started training with friends of theirs who were training with higher volume and frequency. Dave responds well regardless of the training. He was big even when he was a little kid, and has a massive bone structure. My mom said that the doctors had commented on his bones often when he was younger, as he had very thick joints.

Drew Baye
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NeuroMass

Drew,

But do you think he could have made better gains if he stuck with HIT?

By the way what contest is he preparing for?

PEACE.
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liftnbig

Drew, your brother certainly has genetics. Initially, considering the "bum" at the bottom of his back, I assumed the pic was of Dorian Yates! I think we all would be interested in hearing how he trains and whether -- as I suspect, but that's OK -- he uses?
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

NeuroMass wrote:
Drew,

But do you think he could have made better gains if he stuck with HIT?

By the way what contest is he preparing for?

PEACE.


I definitely think he would have made even better gains had he continued with HIT. I hope to convince him to give it a few months after his next contest.

The contest he is preparing for is the NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships in Vegas this summer. He's aiming to place in the top 10 in his weight class, which should be doable.

I will ask about his training and whatever else he's doing next time I talk with him.

Drew Baye
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HeavyHitter32

Speaking about muscle belly length --- look at how long those back muscles are....wow!
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liftnbig

Ok Abbas DVD arrived today... here is my summary:

* Great form, text book perfect.

* Medium weights, so he can feel each movement void of momentum or cheating.

* Lots of rest-pause, never just one set to failure (ie. Mentzer and Yates dvds).

All in all a good buy... it shows how one can reap the most from each exercise through feel not just hoisting tremendous poundages.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

I just went to Abbas' web site. No offense to your opinion, but the pictures he has posted show some pretty crappy form.

There's one of him leaning way back on some pulldowns. Another shows him leaning into what I call PRESSdowns --- these are the cheater version of triceps PUSHdowns, where someone sticks their elbows out to the side and brings in a lot of pec involvement to the movement. Basically, it changes what should be a single-joint movement into a multi-joint (compound) exercise.

Scott
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waynegr

Switzerland

Hi there

Yep I would be interested in a DVD Drew.

Thank you Wayne
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kimgunnar

Me too, Drew.
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liftnbig

Scott, those pictures don't tell the whole story, in fact they barely touch the surface as you know why they show "bad form"? It's because that was when he was squeezing out partials or 100 reps. Just look at the medium weight on pulldowns. If you saw the DVD you would see -- as I wrote -- perfect form on every exercise! As a former gym instructor and come March having trained for 28 years, I know good form from bad, and he has some of the best I have EVER SEEN!
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

waynegr wrote:
Hi there

Yep I would be interested in a DVD Drew.

Thank you Wayne


I'll be talking with him about it this weekend and let everybody know what the plan is.

Thanks,

Drew Baye
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spartakos

Ontario, CAN

I too would be interested in a HIT dvd.

If I could make one suggestion it would be to also include some examples of lifting to failure in a HIT manner, not just a dvd illustrating form and other aspects of HIT.

At the 3 gyms I've used during last couple of years in Toronto, I have not seen a single person doing HIT type workouts. While my form may be proper it would be beneficial to see the intensity needed for a HIT workout.

For those who have seen the Abbas Khatami dvd, does it contain some examples of the intensity needed for a HIT workout?
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liftnbig

Well, like I've said, Abbas uses a strict form, squeezing the muscle throughout each set. He probably goes a little overboard with the 100's after he's already gone to failure, which is believe would be to excessive for the average trainee. I doubt even I could get away with this intensity enhancer for more than a week or two.

I believe he takes each set to about as much to failure as I have ever seen any of the champs do, even the great Dorian Yates. But unlike Yates his focus is on the muscle not the weight, so I believe he could use quite a bit more is he "hoisted" the weights instead of lifting them.
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Ciccio

Drew,

I think your brother would be a prime candidate to go through some casey- or sergio-like workout as outlined in THE NEW HIT.
I would really like to see that!

Regards,

Franco

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NeuroMass

ciccio,

I AGREE. In fact that is a great idea. Drew what if you ask your brother to do strict HIT for a few months and see what happens that way we could clearly see if HIT would help him make better progress compared to the program he is doing right now.

PEACE.
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HIT

Norway

Check out Dorian Yates anno august 2004: http://www.waldemarguimaraes.c...

Funny clip
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