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latman

Texas, USA

Guys,
I recently came across some HIT videos with a guy by the name of Matt Bentley. Whats the deal? Does he train full body HIT or on a split routine.
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sgb2112

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=HqFvwAF4JnU


http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=CogrcvgDpOY
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natemason5

Ontario, CAN

I could be wrong, but isn't the avatar for PureHIT the same as MarkHIT's. I can't help but think that Mark or James know something about this guy?

Nate
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latman

Texas, USA

Dude is ripped! How much do you think he weighs?
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coomo

natemason5 wrote:
I could be wrong, but isn't the avatar for PureHIT the same as MarkHIT's. I can help but think that Mark or James know something about this guy?

Nate


Matt trains at empire, the same gym that james & mark use.i believe he won a national junior bb comp a few years back.
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spud

Another video of Matt: http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=UqG4yw6qyW0

A picture of him is included in this thread: http://www.drdarden.com/...494523&pageNo=9

Another picture of him is displayed on this thread: http://www.drdarden.com/...473930&pageNo=5

JamesT trains him. I once asked James what the routine is and it was something like 7 or 8 sets, twice a week executed in the style shown in the videos.

Physique wise he looks like Greg Plitt but doesn't train even close to half as much as Greg does.
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Benjamin Dover

latman wrote:
Dude is ripped! How much do you think he weighs?


He is ripped! He weighs 180. He won Junior Mr Britain a few years ago and trains with us at Empire.
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latman

Texas, USA

JamesT,
What does his routine look like? Did he train that way while getting ready for the show you mentioned.

Thanks for all the info...

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southbeach

He is shreddddded! To the bone1 Wow!

Sir Issac Newton doesn't know all about resistance training! ;)
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N@tural1

The guy IS shredded. Credit where credit is due.
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sgsims1

N@tural1 wrote:
The guy IS shredded. Credit where credit is due.



Awwww, c'mon, he isn't shredded, he's just "skinny" like Glynn and James! ;-)
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N@tural1

sgsims1 wrote:
Awwww, c'mon, he isn't shredded, he's just "skinny" like Glynn and James! ;-)


It is my opinion that he could gain more muscle absolutely I think I've said this before. I'm not training and I have no idea what he's doing but if he's sticking to SSTF then IMO he would do better on a little more workload at this time.

That to one side I do have to admire the control he has over his diet and his ripped condition.
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coomo

N@tural1 wrote:
sgsims1 wrote:
Awwww, c'mon, he isn't shredded, he's just "skinny" like Glynn and James! ;-)


It is my opinion that he could gain more muscle absolutely I think I've said this before. I'm not training and I have no idea what he's doing but if he's sticking to SSTF then IMO he would do better on a little more workload at this time.

That to one side I do have to admire the control he has over his diet and his ripped condition.

im sure Matt would be really grateful to hear that you could "help" him make more progress.If thats the case, why hasnt it worked for you?

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sgsims1

N@tural1 wrote:
sgsims1 wrote:
Awwww, c'mon, he isn't shredded, he's just "skinny" like Glynn and James! ;-)


It is my opinion that he could gain more muscle absolutely I think I've said this before. I'm not training and I have no idea what he's doing but if he's sticking to SSTF then IMO he would do better on a little more workload at this time.

That to one side I do have to admire the control he has over his diet and his ripped condition.


Seems to be the consensus of you non-believers here; if someone is ripped it is all due to dieting down and the mass is "missing" in your discernable eyes.

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latman

Texas, USA

If you think a guy who won the junior Mr. Britian bodybuilding contest is skinny then we all better get on some D bol and a couple thousand milligrams of Test.

Dude post a picture of yourself and I bet 3 to 1 that you aint got a ab in sight. Getting big to you is probably just that getting big and fat...Sorry but bodybuilding is about more than size my friend.
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N@tural1

sgsims1 wrote:
Seems to be the consensus of you non-believers here; if someone is ripped it is all due to dieting down and the mass is "missing" in your discernable eyes.


Non-believers? You make it sound religious? It's only lifting heavy stuff.

Matt carries a good deal of muscle for his frame size and level of body fat. I am of the opinion though that he maybe sacrificing muscle gain at the expense of a year round six pack.

I also think he's at the stage where additional overload beyond that of a single set would help him develop further.

I might add that all too often if a person fails to progress further beyond that of a single set then he is labeled a "hard-gainer" or "doesn't have the genetics" etc.. Works both ways.
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coomo

N@tural1 wrote:
sgsims1 wrote:
Seems to be the consensus of you non-believers here; if someone is ripped it is all due to dieting down and the mass is "missing" in your discernable eyes.

Non-believers? You make it sound religious? It's only lifting heavy stuff.

Matt carries a good deal of muscle for his frame size and level of body fat. I am of the opinion though that he maybe sacrificing muscle gain at the expense of a year round six pack.

I also think he's at the stage where additional overload beyond that of a single set would help him develop further.

I might add that all too often if a person fails to progress further beyond that of a single set then he is labeled a "hard-gainer" or "doesn't have the genetics" etc.. Works both ways.

So which are you,hard gainer or "gentically challenged", you dont make any progress, so what are you going to blame?

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coomo

N@tural1 wrote:
sgsims1 wrote:
Seems to be the consensus of you non-believers here; if someone is ripped it is all due to dieting down and the mass is "missing" in your discernable eyes.

Non-believers? You make it sound religious? It's only lifting heavy stuff.


Actually its YOU who attached a religious tag to HIT, remember? Your the one who calls us Jedi. Which apprently, is a "belief system" from a childrens film.

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Mark S

Natural

I have a question.

On another thread you were questioned about your level of arm and leg development.
You immediately excused it with the cry of poor genetics.So if you accept there are poor genetics you must I assume also accept trainees have good genetics. Also everybody else will fall on a continuum in between the two.

If someone mentions the fact that guys who are well developed have good genetics you immediately cry "typical HIT jedi response".

That implies that poor genetics can be overturned by correct training. So an obvious question arises.
Why with all your state of the art routines and knowledge are you not able to overturn your poor genetics and show greater development in your arms and thighs?
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coomo

Mark HIT wrote:
Natural

I have a question.

On another thread you were questioned about your level of arm and leg development.
You immediately excused it with the cry of poor genetics.So if you accept there are poor genetics you must I assume also accept trainees have good genetics. Also everybody else will fall on a continuum in between the two.

If someone mentions the fact that guys who are well developed have good genetics you immediately cry "typical HIT jedi response".

That implies that poor genetics can be overturned by correct training. So an obvious question arises.
Why with all your state of the art routines and knowledge are you not able to overturn your poor genetics and show greater development in your arms and thighs?

Mark, you can smell his celebral wiring, beginning to overheat,from here, as he desperately composes a response.

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N@tural1

Firstly. I've not claimed to have poor genetics per se. Only that my arms lag in comparison to my body frame. My legs are long and lean but muscular, again they could be bigger baring in mind my height but they are far from undeveloped. I think most people have lagging body parts at some stage in their lifting career even the top genetically gifted talk of 'bringing up lagging body parts'

Mark HIT wrote:
If someone mentions the fact that guys who are well developed have good genetics you immediately cry "typical HIT jedi response".

That implies that poor genetics can be overturned by correct training.


Now what I'm talking about here is not necessarily a muscle freak but in my experience a bodybuilder showing superior gains to a HITer will usually be assigned the "it's genetics label" or "it's steroids" with never a thought to the possibility that it could be the simple fact that their muscles have adapted to greater workload.

Mark HIT wrote:
So an obvious question arises.
Why with all your state of the art routines and knowledge are you not able to overturn your poor genetics and show greater development in your arms and thighs?


I'm glad you brought this up.

For a while I had been doing between 3-5 sets per lift for major body parts you know.. bench/dips chins/rows and doing only 2 sets direct bicep/tricep work at the end to 'finish them off'.

The past few months I dropped the direct arm work to see if it was actually doing anything, this resulted in only a small reduction to my arm size so I can safely say that the 2 sets extra at the end of a workout were only significant for a small amount of arm hypertrophy.

I've have recently written a new routine in the interests of experimentation.

2 full body routines on Mon/Thur and a dedicated arm day on Friday where I am going to hammer biceps/triceps with a decent amount of work

4-6 sets of 12 reps each.

2-3 sets close grip bench superset with DB Curls.

2-3 sets Skulls superset with BB Curls.

Done in quick succession.

This will be the most amount of workload I've ever given arms and I'll be curious to see if this does the trick.

One of two things will happen. The extra work will over-train my arms, they'll atrophy and effect all my other lifts. Or, they'll adapt, grow stronger/bigger and aid me in my other lifts.

So yer, I am going to apply my knowledge to addressing this issue. I'll be curious to see which way it goes. I'll be honest either way, if it fails it fails no point lying about it. Time will tell.
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Waynes

Switzerland

JamesT wrote:
latman wrote:
Dude is ripped! How much do you think he weighs?

He is ripped! He weighs 180. He won Junior Mr Britain a few years ago and trains with us at Empire.


I think I said this before, but he does not look at all that heavy, he must be quite tall ???

N@tural1 wrote:
sgsims1 wrote:
Seems to be the consensus of you non-believers here; if someone is ripped it is all due to dieting down and the mass is "missing" in your discernable eyes.

Non-believers? You make it sound religious? It's only lifting heavy stuff.

Matt carries a good deal of muscle for his frame size and level of body fat. I am of the opinion though that he maybe sacrificing muscle gain at the expense of a year round six pack.


I used to do this, try to keep the super ripped six pack and try to gain muscle, you will not gain after the initial gain, its far better to eat far more, but add the food very slowly.

N@tural1 wrote:
I also think he's at the stage where additional overload beyond that of a single set would help him develop further.

I might add that all too often if a person fails to progress further beyond that of a single set then he is labeled a "hard-gainer" or "doesn't have the genetics" etc.. Works both ways.


Who knows if hes still working out, or gainded any muscle before, or just always looks like that.

Wayne


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Waynes

Switzerland

N@tural1 wrote:
Firstly. I've not claimed to have poor genetics per se. Only that my arms lag in comparison to my body frame. My legs are long and lean but muscular, again they could be bigger baring in mind my height but they are far from undeveloped. I think most people have lagging body parts at some stage in their lifting career even the top genetically gifted talk of 'bringing up lagging body parts'

Mark HIT wrote:
If someone mentions the fact that guys who are well developed have good genetics you immediately cry "typical HIT jedi response".

That implies that poor genetics can be overturned by correct training.

Now what I'm talking about here is not necessarily a muscle freak but in my experience a bodybuilder showing superior gains to a HITer will usually be assigned the "it's genetics label" or "it's steroids" with never a thought to the possibility that it could be the simple fact that their muscles have adapted to greater workload.

Mark HIT wrote:
So an obvious question arises.
Why with all your state of the art routines and knowledge are you not able to overturn your poor genetics and show greater development in your arms and thighs?

I'm glad you brought this up.

For a while I had been doing between 3-5 sets per lift for major body parts you know.. bench/dips chins/rows and doing only 2 sets direct bicep/tricep work at the end to 'finish them off'.

The past few months I dropped the direct arm work to see if it was actually doing anything, this resulted in only a small reduction to my arm size so I can safely say that the 2 sets extra at the end of a workout were only significant for a small amount of arm hypertrophy.

I've have recently written a new routine in the interests of experimentation.

2 full body routines on Mon/Thur and a dedicated arm day on Friday where I am going to hammer biceps/triceps with a decent amount of work

4-6 sets of 12 reps each.

2-3 sets close grip bench superset with DB Curls.

2-3 sets Skulls superset with BB Curls.

Done in quick succession.

This will be the most amount of workload I've ever given arms and I'll be curious to see if this does the trick.

One of two things will happen. The extra work will over-train my arms, they'll atrophy and effect all my other lifts. Or, they'll adapt, grow stronger/bigger and aid me in my other lifts.

So yer, I am going to apply my knowledge to addressing this issue. I'll be curious to see which way it goes. I'll be honest either way, if it fails it fails no point lying about it. Time will tell.


Hope you also start eating a bit more as of the extra exercises.

Is not Friday a bit close to Thursday for the new program ??? What exercises do you do on Monday and Thursday ???

Wayne



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Joshua Trentine

Ohio, USA

sgb2112 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=HqFvwAF4JnU


http://www.youtube.com/...cvgDpOY



This dude is impressive!

physique, training... everything
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latman

Texas, USA

I rest my case! If one of the best HIT natural bodybuilders around says he is impressive....then he is impressive.
Enough Said....Thanks Joshua...
Now lets move on to what the guys training,diet and supplementation looks like.
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