"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.
If you've watched the World's Strongest Man competition on ESPN, the stuff shown in the video referenced makes sense - in conjunction with serious power training. Those guys do more than a single all out lift for sure.
In terms of Old School training, many of them come mighty close to the marathon weekends at Muscle Beach, the annual York Barbell Club picnic, Johnny Gibson's monthly Sunday's at the park in Tucson, all of that era. And then some!!!
I trust HIT is a superior means of gaining the strength; however, the functional training evidenced in that video is going to help put the strength into motion.
Having said all of that, at my age I wouldn't even think of attempting a lightweight version of World's Strongest Man feats!
Zenon, I think you hit the nail on the head. Heck, he's probably plenty strong for the events as is, it's a matter of getting good at the events, developing skill, which is what most of the exercises to me appeared to be for.
I know there has been plenty of debate about "functional" training, but considering the nature of Strongman events it's not like training for other sports.