"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.
I've been a life time HITer but this is the first time I've been doing whole body Arthur Jones style workouts and they're nothing short of brilliant, challenging and downright exhausting.
Just had a question for you. I know that most if not all HIT advocates recommend only 1 work set per exercise.
But then it comes down to the number of exercises per body part - for instance in my whole body routine if I'm using heavy weighted dips as my chest exercise, unless I'm shooting for specialization - in your oppinion is 1 exercise per body part taken to complete failure sufficient?
What was Arthur's view on how many exercises each body part needs - for instance the routine I'm following now is
Palms Up Pulldowns
Hammer Strength Rows
Nautilus Tricep Extensions
Standing Calf Raises
I am a 38 years old guy. I way 159 lbs and am 5'7 1/2" tall. I am at 11% body fat as of 4 weeks ago. I train using a somewhat modified HVT w/ a split upper body / lower body routine 2 to 3 times per week where I push myself through a circuit sets with little to no rest between movements.
In the past when I drop my body fat below 10% my weight drops to about 145 and I look really skinny even gaunt in the face. I was just read TNHIT and would like to start a program to see if I can further lower my body fat to below 10% and put on 5 to 10 lbs of muscle.
Which of the HIT programs do you think would be best for me. The one from Florida Dreaming, or the basic routines in the book TNHIT. I'm concerned about the abdominal training aspects. I usually train my abs to failure 2 to 3 times per week using basic crunches, and weighted crunches, leg raises.
I noticed in the book your routines have less abdominal work than I am used too. I would love to hear your suggestions on this. Thanks!
I have worked out most my life. I started reading about Arther Jones HIT and it made a lot of scene.I discovered you when i google my uncle Charles Estes.My dad competed with you in Mr All South.I think you won it and he came in fourth.What books of yours would you suggest me reading. Thanks Micah Estes