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"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
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MUCH of that "something."

 

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hdled

Dr. Darden,

I know that over the years, when asked what he would do differently if he had the chance, Arthur Jones has said he would have trained less.

I know that you have done research on training for more than 30 years. What has been the least frequency of training you have experimented with and what were the results. I.E. did you ever have any subjects do a full body workout once every two weeks, or something along those lines?
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skrewdriver

Maybe Mr.Darden missed this one.
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tonyf315

Wisconsin, USA

there was a thread recently with a similar question; I don't remember when exactly but I remember Dr.Darden saying the least he has seen be productive was 3x/2 weeks for a small % of the population?
Ring a bell with anyone?
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Ellington Darden

I don't remember anyone involved in advanced bodybuilding that I worked with ever training less frequently than 3 times in 2 weeks. And yes, I'm aware that Arthur Jones pushed, in some of his later writings, 1 time per week training.

Ellington
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Ciccio

Ellington Darden wrote:
I don't remember anyone involved in advanced bodybuilding that I worked with ever training less frequently than 3 times in 2 weeks. And yes, I'm aware that Arthur Jones pushed, in some of his later writings, 1 time per week training.

Ellington


To all who don't know, AJ was making this conclusions based on his strength and fatigue/inroad testing on a few muscle groups.
He also said that most people would do best with 2x week, some would do even better with 1xweek or even 1x2weeks (but for the muscle groups in case!).

And he is absolutely right.
Just he didn't made the final conclusion, which of course is, to work the muscles according their individual make-up. But this also means that not all workouts (but some) will be fullbody!

I wonder myself why he didn't make that last step and laid this out in "plain english"...

Franco
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BIO-FORCE

California, USA

Training Frequncy cannot be determined in a general fashion.

It is determined by the following elements:

1) Intensity and Volume of Training
2) Rest and Sleep Habits and Patterns
3) Age and the related Hormonal Profile
4) Nutrition and Digestive Efficiency
5) Specific Level of Conditioning
6) Pharmaceutical Contributions if any

These all need be considered to establish what frequency might offer the best results.
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scott kern

I am 65 and have had trouble sleeping. I started walking with a 20 pound vest and pumping a pair of 9 pound weights. I now sleep for 10 hours and feel like I am getting in good condition. I think when you get older it is more important to have good endurance as opposed to outright strength.
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eintology

California, USA

BIO-FORCE wrote:
Training Frequncy cannot be determined in a general fashion.

It is determined by the following elements:

1) Intensity and Volume of Training
2) Rest and Sleep Habits and Patterns
3) Age and the related Hormonal Profile
4) Nutrition and Digestive Efficiency
5) Specific Level of Conditioning
6) Pharmaceutical Contributions if any



This was a great answer.
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marcrph

Portugal

eintology wrote:
BIO-FORCE wrote:
Training Frequncy cannot be determined in a general fashion.

It is determined by the following elements:

1) Intensity and Volume of Training
2) Rest and Sleep Habits and Patterns
3) Age and the related Hormonal Profile
4) Nutrition and Digestive Efficiency
5) Specific Level of Conditioning
6) Pharmaceutical Contributions if any



This was a great answer.


I enjoy reading BIO-FORCE posts also. His high intensity posts are grounded in the world of reality.

Marc

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