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faithwalker21

Special thanks to you guys who have been so patient and supportive these last few months. I DID finally complete the latest manual and video. Although the manual is available, the video has gone back and forth between my video guy and myself with minor errors each time. It should be finally edited properly in the next few days.
Peace,
John

PS Having spent the last few months adding a few pounds of quality mass WHILE living the last few months of my wife's pregnancy and subsequent birth of my son (I've never slept/trained so little), the attached picture was taken just a couple days ago as an "after picture" in the last manual.
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Butters

Let the self promotion begin.
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mentzerfan

John

Great pic. It's a real benchmark for all us poor suffering natural trainees. Your legs particularly, look fantastic. I'll be interested in getting hold of your video when it comes out.

Congrats on the birth of your son BTW.
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skrewdriver

GREAT job John!
and some people claim Heavy Duty does
not work.
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Loutwinl

Holy crap John let no one ever say the system does not work!Looking foward to the manual for sure.
Lou
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Good deal, John. Self-promote away.

It looks like I will be paying extra attention to what you recommend for lat training. Wow!

Regards,
Scott
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Butters

simon-hecubus wrote:
Good deal, John. Self-promote away.


Except for the fact that this is exactly the kind of logical reasoning that Mike railed against. "Listen to me because I have a great physique."
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gerry-hitman

Butters wrote:
simon-hecubus wrote:
Good deal, John. Self-promote away.


Except for the fact that this is exactly the kind of logical reasoning that Mike railed against. "Listen to me because I have a great physique."


If there was any doubt before, now we know butter in just another troll making dumb statements, could it be all pro or another of his pals posting under this user name? Looks like it.

As HITters all of us can learn from a guy like John because he is a natural, with from what I can see average genetics and has managed to do an outstanding job. He is truly an inspiration.

Mike was not making reference to guys like John at all.

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admnautilus

Washington, USA

Great job, John and dittos on the the leg accomplishment. HIT works well without spending your life in the gym. Keep up the Heavy Duty work it is working! Jeff
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HIT

Norway

If Mr. Darden lets one "self promote" on his site what's the problem?

It seems that many souls here is very envious, eiter the name is John C., Markus R. or someone else...

Can't you guys let it go? This is starting to be a negative board! Either you conform and train HIT ala Darden or you can split....!

And it gets annoying when a lot of boneracks has the answer to all training questions and say if one has good results in their training that its either genetics or drugs.

Get real guys, my 0.02 cents!
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winstonnmccay

i enjoy john hearts writing also and i think he has a great physique. this isnt a knock, but he absolutely does not have "average" genetics.
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cmg

Great job John!

Congrats on everything.

Ron
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FiremanBob

Thanks, that's just the inspiration I need to get back into regular training after a couple weeks of job-related distraction.

Thanks also for being one of very few who document their actual results here on the board.
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faithwalker21

--FiremanBob,

In fact, the 4 manuals I wrote are documenting this entire year's training since last September through this upcoming winter as I would do with any long term client, but using me as the subject (practicing what I preach, and all that) with progress pics since last year.

--To all the rest of you who have been so complimentary and supportive,

Thank you!

Now TRAIN HARDER AND SMARTER than ever before! Let it all hang out in the gym next time. Be more aggressive than ever before and see how far you can take that set!

All the best,
John
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gerry-hitman

winstonnmccay wrote:
i enjoy john hearts writing also and i think he has a great physique. this isnt a knock, but he absolutely does not have "average" genetics.


Some who train believe that anyone who builds a good musculature is said to have great genetics. And those trainees who have not built a good musculature is said to have bad genetics.

This is simply not true. It is very possible to have average genetics to work with and use great training and nutrition methods to build a very good and well above average physique. This is what I see John has done, he has used skill, knowledge, and pure willpower to overcome his average genetic limitations, and build a great well above average physique.

Please do not use genetics as an excuse for poor performance; they can be overcome to a great degree with applied effort.

This is why I got into using HIT, with my average to below average genetics I was making no progress using the traditional training methods.
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fbcoach

faithwalker21 wrote:
I would like to thank you guys who have been so patient and supportive these last few months. I DID finally complete the manual and video. Although the manual is available, the video has gone back and forth between my video guy and myself with minor errors each time. It should be finally edited properly in the next few days.
Peace,
John

PS Having spent the last few months adding a few pounds of quality mass WHILE living the last few months of my wife's pregnancy and subsequent birth of my son (I've never slept/trained so little), the attached picture was taken just a couple days ago as an "after picture" in the last manual.


Hey John,
I may not agree with every aspect of HIT, but I do know when I see a progressive "work of art" in action. GREAT JOB!! Not only does your physique speak volumes, but you, along with Mark, and a very few others, would do well to represent HIT. Let's hope other's can learn from you.
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fbcoach

Butters wrote:
simon-hecubus wrote:
Good deal, John. Self-promote away.


Except for the fact that this is exactly the kind of logical reasoning that Mike railed against. "Listen to me because I have a great physique."


Butters/Lightcrow/etc.,
You need to research the person you try and insult. John is one of the few straight-shooting stand-up guys here. Whatever he may gain here..you can bet he will give back 10-fold.

By the way....if someone has accomplished something, only an idiot would disregard anything they have to say on the subject. That's just plain common sense!!
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MotorFed

California, USA

Hi John,

First off, let me say thank you for posting a picture on here as to how you look. It's very easy for some of the haters on here to point fingers and bash your training style/method, and so-called "self-promotion", when they dont have the guts to post pics of what they look like.

I did some research and found your website and purchased your most recent manual. I found it very informative, but I wanted to ask if you think the gains you made using PRT and Static Holds would be greater using the split Mike recommended in HD2 (chest/back, legs, arms/shoulders, legs vs. the chest/tris/shoulders, legs, back/bis).

Just curious to see if you plan on experimenting with this split anytime soon in the future.

Thanks and God Bless!

Dan
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

Butters wrote:
Let the self promotion begin.


While I don't recall discussion of it here before, it is relevant to the discussions here, and unlike a lot of the self promotion we've seen here over the past few years ("Rogue" HIT, J-Reps ad nauseum, etc.) at least it is HIT.

John's a good example of what's possible with HIT and I'm sure his manual will be a good read.
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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

winstonnmccay wrote:
i enjoy john hearts writing also and i think he has a great physique. this isnt a knock, but he absolutely does not have "average" genetics.


My genetics get better the more I train and the more I learn. Im sure Faithwalker could say something similar.
Your physique is a great accomplishment. Best of luck with future training.

Michael
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faithwalker21

Motorfed said;
I did some research and found your website and purchased your most recent manual. I found it very informative, but I wanted to ask if you think the gains you made using PRT and Static Holds would be greater using the split Mike recommended in HD2 (chest/back, legs, arms/shoulders, legs vs. the chest/tris/shoulders, legs, back/bis).
Just curious to see if you plan on experimenting with this split anytime soon in the future.



Motorfed.......
I did originally try it with the Ideal Routine from HD2 (as I've tried to plug EVERYTHING into that routine), but found that the leg workout came up too fast for me and my knees, so after experimenting with more and more days off, my upper body wasn't getting enough stimulation, so I made the decision to go to a modified version of the 3-day split using push/pull. The results were noticeable, so that's the routine I go with when using those specific techniques.
John
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faithwalker21

Gerry-Hitman said;
Please do not use genetics as an excuse for poor performance; they can be overcome to a great degree with applied effort.



Gerry....very true.....applied effort combined with KNOWLEDGE reaps great results......... I was training one day at Golds Gym/Venice and Dean Tornabene walked by and said "Genetics!" while pointing at my pumped calves. I responded with "No, Genetics REALIZED!", as my calves were never very large until I started to apply certain correct principles to training them and gave it 100% effort. Prior to lifting weights properly, I was skinny.

As a side note, I trained exclusively on original HD (I've told the story of how I got hold of the manuals elsewhere on this site) for the first two years of my training career and went from 155lbs to 175lbs and competed in my first show.
Peace,
John
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faithwalker21

bigmikep wrote:
winstonnmccay wrote:
i enjoy john hearts writing also and i think he has a great physique. this isnt a knock, but he absolutely does not have "average" genetics.

My genetics get better the more I train and the more I learn. Im sure Faithwalker could say something similar.
Your physique is a great accomplishment. Best of luck with future training.

Michael


Big Mike,
I laughed pretty hard after reading your comment about genetics getting better. Yes, that's the attitude!
I would say the same in regards to "improving" my own genetics as I've trained properly and learned more.
Very funny, and true!
Thanks for adding the comment,
John

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H.I.T. Believer

john
contratulations on your progress,..

could you elaborate on your version of the 3 day push pull spli routine ??
How does this add rest time to your knees verses the HD2 routine ??
I tend to prfer the HD2 split as it gives my shoulders more rest [repeated every 7 days rather than every 10-20 days]..My partner likes the push oull split every 7 days but this makes my shoulders have to go trhough 2 workouts per week and i also tend to use alot of lats while doing chest presses as well -so hard to have a true push pull here for me

Anyway, am really curious about your push pull routine, is this cycle compelted every 7 days or is it over 10 days or so ???
Thanks..

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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

H.I.T. Believer wrote:
john
contratulations on your progress,..

could you elaborate on your version of the 3 day push pull spli routine ??
How does this add rest time to your knees verses the HD2 routine ??


To HIT B: In HD2, Mike advocated the following:

Chest/Back
Legs
Delts/Arms
Legs
Chest/Back
etc.

Whereas the HDI was just Push, Pull, Legs, Push, Pull, Legs.

By HDII, Mike had reasoned that Delts & Arms get much work with Chest/Back and visa-versa.


To John:

Is this what you meant when you said the legs workout "came up too fast"?

I always preferred the Chest/Back and Delts/Arms upper body split ever since I first tried it.

Have you tried doing it w/o the second Legs workout? Just adjust the rest days:
Chest/Back
(Rest 2-3 days)
Legs
(Rest 2-3 days)
Delts/Arms
(Rest 4-5 days)
Chest/Back...
or something like that?

Regards,
Scott
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