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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.

To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.


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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

Just seen the post last night for the book. Get on this monring to order and the t-shirts were already gone.

I think everyone is just happy they can finally buy this book. Im expecting great things. Dr. Darden you should be signing the first somemany orders. IMO.

Also are we going to get the second part of your interview or is it in the book?
Thanks and I can't wait to read the new book.

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Congrats Dr. D!
Just ordered my copy today.
BTW- great shot of you and Jim Haislop.
You and Jim look fantastic.
I always thought you looked like brothers, facially and physically.
Were you ever mistaken for being Jim?
Jim was one of my favorite bodybuilders growing up.
I still have some old Hoffman mags that featured Jim.

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Ellington Darden


Yeah, Jim Haislop was a great guy. The last time I talked with him was in 1992.

Anybody know if he still lives in Tampa?

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hello, when will this book be available in stores?
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Ellington Darden


The plan is to sell The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results on DrDarden.com . . . and perhaps a few other Internet Web sites. There are no plans to sell it in bookstores.

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Ellington Darden wrote:
Al Coleman wrote:
Man these things must be flying! I'm worried Dr. D. I can't place my order until Thursday. Will there still be books available?

The books will still be available, but not the T-shirts.


DOC!! Don't take away the shirts!! Gotta have one! I just ordered my book and had no trouble with ordering but didn't see anything about the shirts. Are they gone already? Bring em back Doc! And yeah, I'm whining! So what!
Thanks for the book!
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Same here, just order the book and nothing about T shirts. How 'bout a few more?

...and yes, I guess I'm also whining.

Looking forward to the book regardless :-)

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Also, what happened to the second part of the interview with Patterson?
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Tom71 wrote:

Same here, just order the book and nothing about T shirts. How 'bout a few more?

...and yes, I guess I'm also whining.

Looking forward to the book regardless :-)


In only a few hours, the 100 Old-School Iron T-shirts were GONE. In several weeks, perhaps there will be more?

Thanks, once again, for everybody's patience.


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Ellington Darden

shlevon wrote:
Also, what happened to the second part of the interview with Patterson?

The part 2 discussion between Patterson and me was long and rambling. I tried condensing it, but that didn't work all that well, either.

Finally, I ended up putting most everything we talked about, related to the book, into a series of bullets . . . which became the "It's Here: The New Bodybuilding" post.

In the future, I do want to snag Tim Patterson for an in-depth interview. He has a lot of cutting-edge concepts that are thought provoking.


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Is this still the same layout of the new book.


1. Muscle Beach, the Old Days, and Friendship: A Chat with Ben Sorenson
2. Wild Cargo, 200 Reps, and "Pill Bearl": Kim Wood Talks
3. An Unvarnished Arm Routine: Biceps and Triceps that Are Too Big!


4. Arthur Jones: The Father of HIT and Scientific Recognition
5. The Wisdom of Arthur Jones: His Bodybuilding Bulletins
6. How to Guard Against Overtraining: Combating the Bamboozle
7. Outside-the-Box Considerations: Innovative HIT Thoughts
8. Repetition Ranges: Low, Medium, or High -- Which Is Best?
9. Beyond-Failure Training: The Value of Negative-Only Chins
10. How Motor Learning Helps Strength Training: Stable Answers for Shaky Practices


11. Jim Flanagan: Milo, Martial Arts, and Mickey
12. Casey Viator: The Youngest Mr. America Looks Back
13. Roger Schwab: A Man with a Message
14. Joe Mullen: Strong and Wise


15. Boyer Coe: Big Arms and Persistent Effort
16. Dan Riley: HIT and the NFL
17. Werner Kieser: Old-School Simplicity
18. Wes Brown: "Pumping Iron" and Nautilus
19. Andy McCutcheon: Pushups, Dorian Yates, and Ripped Abs


20. HIT Rules with an Old-School Attitude: The Plain Truth
21. Whole-Body Routines: Tried-and-Proven Winners
22. The BIG Routine: The Best of the Best
23. Split Routines: Pros and Cons
24. 6 Ways to 60: Cadence Variation for Something New
25. Metabolic Conditioning for Football: Part A -- Sprinting, Chinning, and Dipping
26. Metabolic Conditioning for Football: Part B -- Using Machines and Barbells


27. Calves: 8 Ways to Improve Your Lower Legs
28. Classic Rib-Cage Development: An Ignored Routine for Chest Expansion
29. Real-Man Deltoids: Shoulders for Soldiers
30. Iron-Vise Grip Strength: A Fistful of Power
31. A Precision Workout Chart: General and Specifics


32. Looking Back: The 1970s and the 1980s
33. A Summary of HIT: Meaningful Details
34. Looking Forward: The Internet, Video, and Bodybuilding
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Ellington Darden

Yes, that's the chapter-by-chapter outline.

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Fed-ex man got here two hours ago...
(ordered my books yesterday ...)
The book is really outstanding...
gotta great "feel" to it...
on first gander I'd say it's a real
winner...(already I'm thinking about vol.#2!)...congrats, Ell
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Charles Coulter

New York, USA

"? Listen carefully as Wes Brown talks about working out with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie, Pumping Iron. Find out how to apply Arnold's methods for best results."

This sounds interesting. I look forward to the explaination in the book. (Should arrive tomorrow.)

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EB Jones

New York, USA

Ok, I have just one question.Where do I order the book??
I don't see any advertisment on the sight for it.

Been a fan of AJ and Ell for years(so much so that I refer to AJ as my Uncle,there is a strong family resembleance to my grand dad).
Anyway where to order the book.
Thanks for the help
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Ellington Darden

EB Jones,

You order at the last part of the primary article connected to this thread.

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EB Jones

New York, USA

Thanks Ell for the reply.I didn't realize that, that was the spot.
E. B. Jones
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New Jersey, USA

Welp, placed my order. Excited for it to get here. I don't often read/keep many books, but Dr. Darden's are an exception.

I just hope we get another shot at those T-shirts down the line.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

I've read through mine twice already, and it's easily Dr. Darden's best book yet. I wasn't sure what to think about the horizontal layout at first, but it really works well with the photos, especially the wide two-page shots.

I particularly like the emphasis on basic, proven principles, and the section with quotes on training from the Bulletins.
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wow! book even has picture of my brother spotting for Arthur during
the deal at Colorado State...
AJ was the "other" subject during the
experiment...but got sick(some sort of flu) early in... After one of his first workouts on the original "squat
machine" Arthur broke everybody
up by saying "look at my legs...
they're so small I could paint them
pink and go to a Halloween party as a
Gosh, this is a fun book...I keep
picking it up...it projects what
weight training can be...and that's something everybody needs these days...
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Ellington Darden

Thanks, Drew and Kim. That big photo of Arthur doing the pullover machine, on page 241, was taken by Inge Cook in 1973.

Speaking of fun pictures, the ones we took in Kim Wood's home gym, featured on pages 45, 47, 272, and 275 . . . are some of my favorites. Kim has a one-of-a-kind collection of vintage barbells and dumbbells.

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Quote by Ellington in article how big is your neck "When I met Arthur Jones in 1970 and eventually became employed by him (Nautilus) in 1973"
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Michigan, USA

Dr. Darden, Got my book today and I agree 100% with Drew. As a guy who has all your books in his "strength and muscle growth library", it is by far your best book to date. I just could not put it down. The layout is terrific,
it blends so well with the photos. Its
like a "HIT History" book, told from the
perspective of the guys that were there.
There is also so much relevant training information and ideas covered. I think
you've really taken a giant step in rejuvenating "the REAL HIT", and the work of Arthur Jones.

The thing I think most people need is to experience the "Real HIT". As great as it is to read about, most will still not get it. Until, they experience it under the guidance of someone who really
knows what its all about. I was lucky enough years ago to get that from Kim Wood and Dr. Ken Leistner. I had done the reading and thought I knew what HARD
TRAINING was, but I didn't know, til I was shown the way. I owe Kim a great deal of thanks for my "education", both as a trainee and as a strength coach.

The "HIT LIGHT" was flickering, but now the power has been turned back up with
your outstanding publication. Thank you
for your efforts, and for the great T-shirt.

Scott Hays
Football/Strength Coach
Fowlerville High School, MI
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Ellington Darden


Thanks for you kind comments.

As I've mentioned several times previously, "The New HIT" and "The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results" were written as a team. To grasp the full flavor of the real high-intensity training -- you need to read, study, and apply both books. They work together.

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It's a great book. Along with everything else, it's interesting to see how a lot of the "old timers" have aged so well on a diet of HIT.
I can't believe Kieser has so many trainees. I don't think it would work here in the US. Too many competing protocols, like Curves, etc. And it's tough.

It does, however, make me just a bit jealous of folks who have access to good coaching and good machines.
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