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Landau

Florida, USA

Get With The Program!
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FortCollinsFan

Sounds like someone is not following Rule #8

Hold on, my cell phone is ringing.......
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

Damn nice to see #9 right up there in plain view.

Regards,
Andrew
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Tomislav

New York, USA

David,

I liked 2 and 4; some of the other rules can be counter productive or should be optional like number 9.

Think Rule no.7 is a bad idea for Doug in particular; think Doug may never build enough muscle to become man sized if he keeps running from exercise to exercise (discussing the role of glycogen as a fresh maker on another thread if you'd like to participate).

Here's a video of Doug deadlifting 350 lbs:

http://www.mansized.co.uk/...ft-video/t29778

Call that site "mansized" all you want but Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...
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Landau

Florida, USA

Tomislav wrote:
David,

I liked 2 and 4; some of the other rules can be counter productive or should be optional like number 9.

Think Rule no.7 is a bad idea for Doug in particular; think Doug may never build enough muscle to become man sized if he keeps running from exercise to exercise (discussing the role of glycogen as a fresh maker on another thread if you'd like to participate).

Here's a video of Doug deadlifting 350 lbs:

http://www.mansized.co.uk/...ft-video/t29778

Call that site "mansized" all you want but Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...



I Personally Don't Care if You Like His Rules or Not, They are His Rules and if ALL GYMS in This Country Followed Such Rules, The Results Would Be Mind Boggling. Your Misguided Opinions Don't Count and are of No Value to This Thread. Furthermore - You Don't Even Know a Fraction About How This Guy Trains - You Can Speculate by Watching From Your Garage. I Have Seen Him Several Times in Person - He is THE REAL DEAL, a MAN'S MAN. You don't even know what you are talking about.
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Al Coleman

Ohio, USA

Tomislav wrote:
David,

I liked 2 and 4; some of the other rules can be counter productive or should be optional like number 9.

Think Rule no.7 is a bad idea for Doug in particular; think Doug may never build enough muscle to become man sized if he keeps running from exercise to exercise (discussing the role of glycogen as a fresh maker on another thread if you'd like to participate).

Here's a video of Doug deadlifting 350 lbs:

http://www.mansized.co.uk/...ft-video/t29778

Call that site "mansized" all you want but Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...


You're an @#$hole. Call him whatever you want, but I'm pretty sure Doug would snap your ribcage, pull out your entrails, and hang them from the back wall of his gym.
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MDieguez

Tomislav
Doug is deadlifting 365 not 350 in the video. I also believe Doug has deadlifted a touch over 500lbs. in competition in the 148 class. Do you deadlift triple bodyweight plus in front of judges?
Mike
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Tomislav

New York, USA

Landau wrote:
Tomislav wrote:
David,

I liked 2 and 4; some of the other rules can be counter productive or should be optional like number 9.

Think Rule no.7 is a bad idea for Doug in particular; think Doug may never build enough muscle to become man sized if he keeps running from exercise to exercise (discussing the role of glycogen as a fresh maker on another thread if you'd like to participate).

Here's a video of Doug deadlifting 350 lbs:

http://www.mansized.co.uk/...ft-video/t29778

Call that site "mansized" all you want but Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...



I Personally Don't Care if You Like His Rules or Not, They are His Rules and if ALL GYMS in This Country Followed Such Rules, The Results Would Be Mind Boggling. Your Misguided Opinions Don't Count and are of No Value to This Thread. Furthermore - You Don't Even Know a Fraction About How This Guy Trains - You Can Speculate by Watching From Your Garage. I Have Seen Him Several Times in Person - He is THE REAL DEAL, a MAN'S MAN. You don't even know what you are talking about.


I train at the Y but what difference would it make if I trained in a garage? I think rule no.7 is going to be an obstacle for advanced athletes seeking to put a lot of muscle on; bet you probably agree.
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Tomislav

New York, USA

MDieguez wrote:
Tomislav
Doug is deadlifting 365 not 350 in the video. I also believe Doug has deadlifted a touch over 500lbs. in competition in the 148 class. Do you deadlift triple bodyweight plus in front of judges?
Mike

Mike,
I did close to a tripple bodyweight squat in front of a power lifter friend last year. And 20 years ago I squatted 2.85 x my bodyweight in competition. Is that close enough? I also do a neat trick where I run with a 200 lb friend over either shoulder.
Dougs carries a list of rules over his shoulders; if they apply to his clients (well David?) that's fine, if they're for the gym then I think they're a bit presumptuous.

Al Coleman wrote:
You're an @#$hole. Call him whatever you want, but I'm pretty sure Doug would snap your ribcage, pull out your entrails, and hang them from the back wall of his gym.

Al,
I can't decide what's more effeminate; your bitching, your feigned honor, your choice of Avatar or simply your lack of training talk - you must be a Spartan; wrong forum ;)
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frygator

Florida, USA

http://www.mansized.co.uk/.../p644783#644783

The two videos in this thread are also extremely impressive. I just really enjoy watching people bust their arses. . . ;-)
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Nick1971

Texas, USA

Tomislav wrote:

...Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...


I think that's a bit unfair. The man is 50 years old, is obviously in shape and has low bodyfat, deadlifts 2.39 times his bodyweight, and isn't all roided out. So what if he's not a 200+lbs guy? He's obviously dedicated to working out, runs his own gym, and trains others. There's nothing wrong with that. He's probably healthier than 99% of all men his age. Give him a break.
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thebiggfella

Great rules and ALL very relevant IMHO.
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Benjamin Dover

MDieguez wrote:
Tomislav
Doug is deadlifting 365 not 350 in the video. I also believe Doug has deadlifted a touch over 500lbs. in competition in the 148 class. Do you deadlift triple bodyweight plus in front of judges?
Mike


T doesn't do anything. There is another video on here of a guy weighing 250 who would agree with every single rule on the board, trains according to them.

Wisely, T stayed away from that particular thread. I'm not sure he understands the concepts thoroughly.

A perfect set of rules.
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Mr. Strong

Rules 6 and 7 should be the other way around, and 9 is untrue.

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Mr. Strong

Landau wrote:
Tomislav wrote:
David,

I liked 2 and 4; some of the other rules can be counter productive or should be optional like number 9.

Think Rule no.7 is a bad idea for Doug in particular; think Doug may never build enough muscle to become man sized if he keeps running from exercise to exercise (discussing the role of glycogen as a fresh maker on another thread if you'd like to participate).

Here's a video of Doug deadlifting 350 lbs:

http://www.mansized.co.uk/...ft-video/t29778

Call that site "mansized" all you want but Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...



I Personally Don't Care if You Like His Rules or Not, They are His Rules and if ALL GYMS in This Country Followed Such Rules, The Results Would Be Mind Boggling. Your Misguided Opinions Don't Count and are of No Value to This Thread. Furthermore - You Don't Even Know a Fraction About How This Guy Trains - You Can Speculate by Watching From Your Garage. I Have Seen Him Several Times in Person - He is THE REAL DEAL, a MAN'S MAN. You don't even know what you are talking about.



By applying such limitations the results would not be mind boggling. And you know it.
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crazeeJZ

Nick1971 wrote:
Tomislav wrote:

...Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...

I think that's a bit unfair. The man is 50 years old, is obviously in shape and has low bodyfat, deadlifts 2.39 times his bodyweight, and isn't all roided out. So what if he's not a 200+lbs guy? He's obviously dedicated to working out, runs his own gym, and trains others. There's nothing wrong with that. He's probably healthier than 99% of all men his age. Give him a break.


I think it's a bit fair, especially if we're talking about bodybuilding. If we stay on powerlifting, then I guess not. But that's not the case here.

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frostyF

Arkansas, USA

Mr. Landau,thanks for posting Doug's rules.It made me smile.I've known Doug since 1985,and it's good to see that he'll never sell out.Although a little insane,he's a true Southern gentleman wh gives freely of his time and knowledge of HIT training.If I lived in his vicinity I'd train with him all the time.As it stands,I try to make it to his gym at least twice a year.The place is truly a HIT paradise.
Leon
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Tom Traynor

Tomislav wrote:
David,

I liked 2 and 4; some of the other rules can be counter productive or should be optional like number 9.

Think Rule no.7 is a bad idea for Doug in particular; think Doug may never build enough muscle to become man sized if he keeps running from exercise to exercise (discussing the role of glycogen as a fresh maker on another thread if you'd like to participate).

Here's a video of Doug deadlifting 350 lbs:

http://www.mansized.co.uk/...ft-video/t29778

Call that site "mansized" all you want but Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...


Post your video (and age--it matters) or shaddupp.
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Landau

Florida, USA

Mr. Strong wrote:
Landau wrote:
Tomislav wrote:
David,

I liked 2 and 4; some of the other rules can be counter productive or should be optional like number 9.

Think Rule no.7 is a bad idea for Doug in particular; think Doug may never build enough muscle to become man sized if he keeps running from exercise to exercise (discussing the role of glycogen as a fresh maker on another thread if you'd like to participate).

Here's a video of Doug deadlifting 350 lbs:

http://www.mansized.co.uk/...ft-video/t29778

Call that site "mansized" all you want but Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...



I Personally Don't Care if You Like His Rules or Not, They are His Rules and if ALL GYMS in This Country Followed Such Rules, The Results Would Be Mind Boggling. Your Misguided Opinions Don't Count and are of No Value to This Thread. Furthermore - You Don't Even Know a Fraction About How This Guy Trains - You Can Speculate by Watching From Your Garage. I Have Seen Him Several Times in Person - He is THE REAL DEAL, a MAN'S MAN. You don't even know what you are talking about.



By applying such limitations the results would not be mind boggling. And you know it.



By the Way, #9 is Totally True. Understand This - 1. No Treadmills, Ellipticals, Bikes, or the Like. 2. No Supplements 3. No Distractions 4. No Stupid Activity "Classes" 5. HARD CORE EQUIPMENT ONLY THAT HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE APPRECIATED 6. AMONGST THE BEST SUPERVISION (INSTRUCTION) IN THE WORLD - IN OTHER WORDS - NO BULL SHIT - MIND BOGGLING! (You Can Smell the Iron)
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Mark S

Mr. Strong wrote:
Rules 6 and 7 should be the other way around, and 9 is untrue.



I would be interested in why you think #9 is untrue?
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johnmin

Tomislav wrote:
David,

I liked 2 and 4; some of the other rules can be counter productive or should be optional like number 9.

Think Rule no.7 is a bad idea for Doug in particular; think Doug may never build enough muscle to become man sized if he keeps running from exercise to exercise (discussing the role of glycogen as a fresh maker on another thread if you'd like to participate).

Here's a video of Doug deadlifting 350 lbs:

http://www.mansized.co.uk/...ft-video/t29778

Call that site "mansized" all you want but Doug looks "boy sized" at 150 lbs; boy sized athletes should not make lists of rules; hope they are strictly for his clients and not the gym ...


Those rules are dead on and are needed now more than ever in training and in life in general. Those rules or the mind set of those rules are what made this great country of ours, great. We've become weak and soft. We need more MEN like Doug.

As for his training it is quite impressive and light years ahead of most trainees. Since you are so much better how about you do the same thing as Doug with more weight? Do that and I'll be the first to concede, but you won't. Talk is cheap.

John
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NewYorker

New York, USA

frygator wrote:
http://www.mansized.co.uk/.../p644783#644783

The two videos in this thread are also extremely impressive. I just really enjoy watching people bust their arses. . . ;-)


Great video. Kudos to Doug Holland. Having done a few workouts in this style, it is actually not as miserable as it seems/sounds. Anyone know what that low back machine is next to the leg press he uses?
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thebiggfella

Landau wrote:
By the Way, #9 is Totally True.


From my own experience, rule no. 9 is correct.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

Mr. Strong,

My son has the book in your icon, and it's one of his favorites.

http://www.amazon.com/...s/dp/084317501X

As for Doug's rules, number 9 is correct - exercise has a relatively small impact on fat loss compared to diet.

Duration of rest between exercises depends on your goal, with conditioning on one end, strength on the other. Do what is appropriate for you, based on what you want to accomplish.

Considering studies on interval training, though, it would appear that as long as the work performed is intense enough, you don't need to rush between sets for a significant cardiovascular/metabolic benefit.

Search for the McMaster University studies on sprint interval training versus traditional endurance training.
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Mr. Strong

Mark HIT wrote:
Mr. Strong wrote:
Rules 6 and 7 should be the other way around, and 9 is untrue.



I would be interested in why you think #9 is untrue?



It stated that "exercise alone won't help", this is untrue, if intake remains the same, and activity levels increase, weight loss will occur. I can also use extreme examples to prove it is untrue but that should not be necessary.
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