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AndrewOldham

Hi

I've been following Dr Dardens routines in his New HIT book. I'm currently near to finishing beginner routine 2. I have been looking ahead though and have a question regarding beginner routine 4.

In Dr Dardens latest book, New BB for OS Results, he talks about NO exercise and mentions that he thinks it should only be performed once a week as it's so draining on the body. The routine in the book, however, asks the trainee to perform 2 or three times a week both negative dips and negative pull ups.

So my question is, is it ok to go ahead with the New Hit guidelines or have Dr Dardens opinions changed on the matter since writing New Hit?

Finally, here in the UK all our weights are measured in KG and the usually substantial jumps in weight on most machines and barbells are at least 4kg and usally 5 kg which is approx 10 pounds. On the squat i've been advancing 5kgs at a time. Would you say that's ok or should i only increase by 2.5kgs at a time ~ 5 pounds?

Thanks for any help with this. The workouts are brutal but i'm steadily making progress.
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AndrewOldham

Oh, one more thing. Would the Sumo Deadlift be a good substitute for the squat? Thanks again!
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Ciccio

superbeaver wrote:
Hi

I've been following Dr Dardens routines in his New HIT book. I'm currently near to finishing beginner routine 2. I have been looking ahead though and have a question regarding beginner routine 4.

In Dr Dardens latest book, New BB for OS Results, he talks about NO exercise and mentions that he thinks it should only be performed once a week as it's so draining on the body. The routine in the book, however, asks the trainee to perform 2 or three times a week both negative dips and negative pull ups.

So my question is, is it ok to go ahead with the New Hit guidelines or have Dr Dardens opinions changed on the matter since writing New Hit?

Finally, here in the UK all our weights are measured in KG and the usually substantial jumps in weight on most machines and barbells are at least 4kg and usally 5 kg which is approx 10 pounds. On the squat i've been advancing 5kgs at a time. Would you say that's ok or should i only increase by 2.5kgs at a time ~ 5 pounds?

Thanks for any help with this. The workouts are brutal but i'm steadily making progress.


I believe it's because it is a beginner's routine and TNBBFOSR is geared more towards advanced trainees.
Anyways, if you can't progress or feel too drained from doing NO 2-3 times/week, how about doing regular chins/dips everyother workout? Be your own judge.

If you don't drop below 8reps, continue to step up 5kg's at a time at squats or other exercises with "big" poundages. But pay close attention to form!

Franco




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Ciccio

superbeaver wrote:
Oh, one more thing. Would the Sumo Deadlift be a good substitute for the squat? Thanks again!


Not really, because of the limeted ROM around the knee joint and the wide stance. Deep DB deadlifts or trapbar deadlifts are a better alternative.

Franco


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AndrewOldham

Thanks for the reply. I guess i just need to see how i go huh. I was intending to do full pullups anyway and NO tri dips as i'd like to be good at pullups.

Thanks
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BF Bullpup

Massachusetts, USA

I think Dr. D meant if you're doing ALL negatives-only. If you're only doing a few negatives-only, like in Beginner #4, you should be fine.
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