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"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
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destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
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dwissehr

Ellington Darden wrote:
From training on X-Force many times, I now believe that the pause is no longer productive. Even a half-second pause can allow at least some muscle recovery and this takes away from your ability to make a deeper inroad more efficiently.

My advise now is don't pause between any of those last reps. Keep the weight moving. Don't relax. Get one more positive and then one more slow negative.

Ellington


Always trained in that there can be no pause what so ever! Ex: squats..trying to do 8 reps but you pause at 5 and lock-out for a few seconds to recover! That means to me you've gone from anaerobic to aerobic! Aerobic producing a 20-1 ratio of ATP! Muscle recovery thus you wouldn't go deeper but basically starting over in muscle fiber!
Question 2: Drop sets! Never! Going from 40lbs-5lbs would not go deeper into fiber utilization! Actually you would go from an anaerobic glycolysis to aerobic gly. The disruption in muscle contraction from the excess hydrogen molecules only makes the 5lbs feel like a ton!
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Brian A Schamber

It seems that life "will find a way" to replenish itself when termination is imminent. Give it an inch and it can go a mile. Even a half-second matters and constant tension is critical to make things harder. Hard work gets results.
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manuelfrank

Dr. Darden: I've made great progress using the principles in your books. I started reading your material when I started serious training in the the late 1970's. Here are some stats on me, Five foot five even, 210 pounds and 19% body fat (measured by Bioelectrical Impedance method (omron HBF - 306C. I'm excited about the 30-30-30 negative accentuated techniques you described in your latest Fat-breakthrough book. Here's the upshot, I'd like to continue to gain lean mass while I lose weight. My biggest concern is that by limiting my caloric intake to around 1500 calories I won't be able to sustain strength gains and even progress in strength while losing weight. Since I've definitely progressed to the point where I've tripled my starting strength (since the 1970s), and am seeing great progress with the 30-30-30 negative accentuated approach; my fear is that I won't be able to hold onto my recent gains (20% or so in the last few months) while losing weight!!! Please advise me on my concern!
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Ellington Darden

manuelfrank wrote:
Dr. Darden: I've made great progress using the principles in your books. I started reading your material when I started serious training in the the late 1970's. Here are some stats on me, Five foot five even, 210 pounds and 19% body fat (measured by Bioelectrical Impedance method (omron HBF - 306C. I'm excited about the 30-30-30 negative accentuated techniques you described in your latest Fat-breakthrough book. Here's the upshot, I'd like to continue to gain lean mass while I lose weight. My biggest concern is that by limiting my caloric intake to around 1500 calories I won't be able to sustain strength gains and even progress in strength while losing weight. Since I've definitely progressed to the point where I've tripled my starting strength (since the 1970s), and am seeing great progress with the 30-30-30 negative accentuated approach; my fear is that I won't be able to hold onto my recent gains (20% or so in the last few months) while losing weight!!! Please advise me on my concern!


I believe you'll do fine on the Body Fat Breakthrough Plan at 1500 calories a day. Several guys your approximate size and strength did well on the program. Do exactly what the book says.

Ellington

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hit4me

Florida, USA

Dr. Darden,

I was reviewing Arthur Jones interviews and seminars on youtube and was wondering if there is a dvd out there with all of his footage?

Also, if there was any footage of him or you training others at the nautilus facility in Lake Helen?

This is great stuff and would hate to see any be lost forever.

thx, dan
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Ellington Darden

Yes, there is a lot of material. But it was all recorded on BetaMax and VHS.

Ellington
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hit4me

Florida, USA

any chance these videos will ever be available for the public in dvd form
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Ellington Darden

hit4me wrote:
any chance these videos will ever be available for the public in dvd form


I believe David Landau in Fort Lauderdale has already done so on some of them.

Ellington

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Algeriendaix13

intersting content, love Reading your honest and helpful articles.
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acas1959

Ellington Darden wrote:
Yes, there is a lot of material. But it was all recorded on BetaMax and VHS.

Ellington


Dr Darden
whatever happened to the Arthur Jones Nautilus Network? Did he ever produced any shows, videos etc?
Was it sold after the sale of Nautilus the company?

Regards,
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Ellington Darden

Jones got rid of everything, including the video stuff, in 1987 and 1988. There were hundreds of videos made, many of which were not very good. If you back up in this thread, David Landau has most of the interesting videos, some of which are already posted in the Internet. There are enough videos to keep a person busy for at least a month.

Ellington
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acas1959

Many thanks Dr Darden
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robinn3403

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AI1963 wrote:
Dr. Darden:

I respectfully request that you post one or more proper workouts as performed or supervised by you. Perhaps the BIG routine and/or a good A/B routine.

A true HIT workout captured in real time would be both instructive and motivational.

I know this could involve some considerable time and effort on your part, not sure if you are inclined to do this. Many (most?) of us who frequent this site would GREATLY appreciate this.

What do you say?



We made a bunch of videos in the 1980s at Nautilus, but none of them was very good. In the 1990s, I invested a lot of time and money in videos again, with the same result.

That's why I've said previously that I'm not interested in being involved in any more videos.

I'd rather do books, seminars, and workshops, since I've had good experiences with them.

Ellington



Dr. D, was taken quite aback 2 days ago when I happened to run accross my workout book from last year. I'VE MADE LITTLE TO NO PROGRESS! Discouraging to say the least! I train alone. No Training partner at all. In most all your books you say to team up with a friend and Ive only done this once. DID make great progress for a short period of time. So Im certain this has been the problem which I intend to correct shortly!
I strongly urge you reconsider YouTubing your program. Kid by the name of Rob Bailey ( Hubby of Dana Lynn Bailey ) makes these all the time. Or how about Lund? Or the guy that did Dorian Yates' Blood and Guts Video. Im sure you could hook up with one of these cats and really make some fine vids! I firmly believe this would be a HUGE SUCCESS!!Imagine having filmed Hudlow or Whitley as they trained thru those programs?! The Impact!! On You tube for all time!
Your one of the last true connections to the heyday of Nautilus ( Joe & Roger. Kim are the first to come to mind )
We gotta get this HIT message out there to drive this "Secret" home!
Cant thank you enough for all you do!
Thanks, Rob
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madmax

Texas, USA

Ellington,
In your book "The New H.I.T." you recommend using no supplements or protein powder. This written in 2004. In "Living Longer Stronger" (1995) you mention taking antioxidants.
Have your recommendations regarding supplements been modified to any extent considering the whole-food multivitamins and plant based protein powders available now?
Not trying to back you into a corner, just would like your thoughtful opinion.
I'm 78, been training for 58 years. I have received a world of knowledge from the two above-mentioned books. Wish I had been aware of them in '95 and
'04. But, better late than never.
Thank you,
Max

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Ellington Darden

Max,

You might like to try BioTest's Metabolic Drive and BioTest's Flameout.

Ellington
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