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Tony Williams

By accident, I discovered a book "Logical H.I.T." by Alex Fee.

It was discussed on the forum a couple of years ago, then nothing else from the author.

Just looking at the preview on Google, it seems like a rehash of what Mentzer has written before.

In fact, the author writes much like Mentzer -- phrasing, words seldom used, etc., and he appears to be a big Rand fan as Mentzer was.

However, I was not able to read much in the actual weight training advice sections of the book. Most of the preview pages on Google simply cover the author's philosophy of living.

Just curious if anyone had read this book, and if so, what your opinion was?

One other unrelated question: Does anyone else have trouble with the "Search" function?

For the last few months, when I click on "Search", nothing happens. A few months ago, it worked fine. I sent an email to one of the moderators about the problem, but I never received a reply.

Tony
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gmlongo

Connecticut, USA

Search works fine here, although Firefox blocks it the first time. I'm guessing your popups are being blocked by your browser.
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Tony Williams

gmlongo wrote:
Search works fine here, although Firefox blocks it the first time. I'm guessing your popups are being blocked by your browser.


That did it.

Thanks so much.

Tony

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karthik2504

I have "Logical HIT" by Alex Fee. The writings are heavily influenced by Mentzer and if you are looking for any new workouts, U will not find them. The author himself presents this work as a refinement of the basic HIT template, that is based more on Mentzer's Consolidation workouts. Bearing a few typos, the book is a good read without all the excess baggage. HIT is all about brief, intense workouts done in proper form to failure. This book doesn't deviate from that basic premise, but that itself could be its minus too. A good read nonetheless.

Karthik
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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

Alex Fee is a good friend and a very smart trainer. Remember I think he wrote the book when he was around 19 years old.

I don't think anyone on here would like to put up there back or leg development against Alex.

Everytime he visits it becomes apparent his understanding of training is growing and he has the results to match it.

The HIT crowd would be smart to embrace him.

Michael
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

Yup big strong lad with even bigger heart from what I have seen ;n)

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Andrew
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

Tony Williams wrote:

...and he appears to be a big Rand fan as Mentzer was.



[Chuckle]

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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

OK, it finally dawned on feeble memory guy here we're talking about our old pal Alex Von Doom. I seem to remember English was not his first language, which could account for the typos.

On a Devil's Advocate note, the lad always seemed to me representative of the far right end of the genetic bell curve and thus maybe not one whose success most of us could emulate.

As long as one keeps their expectations on terra firma, then you should be OK.

Scott
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Tony Williams

simon-hecubus wrote:
OK, it finally dawned on feeble memory guy here we're talking about our old pal Alex Von Doom. I seem to remember English was not his first language, which could account for the typos.

On a Devil's Advocate note, the lad always seemed to me representative of the far right end of the genetic bell curve and thus maybe not one whose success most of us could emulate.

As long as one keeps their expectations on terra firma, then you should be OK.

Scott


If English was Fee's second language, he does not appear to have much problem with it from what I can tell from the preview.

The spelling he uses for certain words indicates he is from Canada or the U.K.

If I did not know the author, I might have guessed that Mentzer had written it. Mentzer obviously used "big" words to impress his readers with his intelligence, and Fee does the same thing.

The back cover of the book exclaims "A Scientifically Proven Method to Gain up to 21 Pounds of Muscle in as little as Four Workouts!" which is silly or a come-on or both.

Is his information about weight training much different than anything Mentzer wrote in his "Heavy Duty" books? The lad seems intelligent but appears to be paraphrasing and parroting Mentzer's theories verbatim.

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EricB

Missouri, USA

I posted this review of the book two years ago on this site and still stand by it today. I was intrigued by the book from the table of contents Alex posted and the research he said he did. I was very disappointed with the book I received though. My review back then:

That is one of my complaints about the Logical HIT book. I kept having a sense of deja vu that I read this before. And I had, it was called Heavy Duty II: Mind and Body. Except that Mentzer made his arguments in a much more succinct way. There is no way this book needed to be nearly as long as it was and it seemed at the times the author was writing just to hear the click of the keys on his keyboard. I also applaud him for knowing how to use a thesaurus, but the grammar seemed forced at time just to prove he could use big words.

iUniverse is a self publishing company, so basically Alexander likely had no professional editor that reviewed his manuscript. It could have used a professional reading through it a few times to help with the grammar and organizations problems that are evident. Spelling and grammar errors in anything published are highly unprofessional, and wonder if the author bothered to re-read his manuscript.

No new insights were presented that Mentzer and Darden haven't given already and in this book were presented in a manner that made even less sense. Did we really need to see both consolidation routines again from Heavy Duty? I would not recommend the book to anyone, even those that follow HIT and are trying to keep their library complete. Hopefully this is just a first attempt by Alexander, but if he is not going to make the attempt to present new material, but rehash what has come before, I would suggest he save his time.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Thanks for the follow-up, Eric. You're right, in these days of word processing programs, misspellings should not be present --- except when long scientific words or subject-specific lingo are used. Even then, you have the opportunity to add those words to your personal dictionary if you use them frequently enough.

Interesting that we haven't heard from our "pal" since his magnum opus was published.
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Joshua Trentine

Ohio, USA

"Anything that isn't writing is easy." --Jimmy Breslin
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Tony Williams

simon-hecubus wrote:
Thanks for the follow-up, Eric. You're right, in these days of word processing programs, misspellings should not be present --- except when long scientific words or subject-specific lingo are used. Even then, you have the opportunity to add those words to your personal dictionary if you use them frequently enough.

Interesting that we haven't heard from our "pal" since his magnum opus was published.


Every author should have an editor even a book like Fee's that is self-published.

Tony

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