"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.
one of the standard full body HIT
recommendations is to move very quickly through exercises. is the point of this to try and improve heart/lung efficiency or is it claimed that there is some benefit to muscle gain or strength improvements? or both?
I believe the differences that exist depend on the conditioning level of the trainee at the start and the goals one is seeking to accomplish...
Anyone who has jumped full-bore into Arthur Jone's style one exercise after another training without a proper break in period is wasting their time...wasted time in the gym and wasted time lying on the couch all day in pain....This type of no-holds barred intensity is something you really need to break gradually into- Constant Efforts in the direction of progress in both the amount of work performed and the time it takes to perform that work should be made...gradually....
Eventually, if efforts have previously been made on the order of progress over a period of time-perhaps two or three months- a trainee will be able to go to failure and RUSH from one exercise after the other......but that RUSHING should only occur once they have the ability to train as close to failure as they can go....it makes no sense to me to do an exercise and then rush to the next one and then two or three reps into it fail due to cardiorespiratory insufficiency and not true muscle failure....unless conditioning is the primary goal.....so its very dependent on the person, their goals, their present health status, and their motivation......
When in doubt- work as hard as is momentarily possible...This means different things for different people