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HIT

Norway

What has happened to Markus? He came out with his steroid and alcohol use, and after that he seems paranoid, ranting and starting "fights" with lots of people.

I have always enjoyed his youtube videoes and a rant here and there, but now it has exploded.

Has the guy lost the plot?
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

Ya, he was claiming to be natural, but if he was... could you imagine him on drugs? It didn't even make sense.
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spud

Don't people like Markus claim they are natural because steroids are illegal?

That said, I can still imagine some naive people who are new to the game may fall prey to a sales pitch that revolves around him being natural just like them and can achieve the gains that he's achieved with all his years of hard work etc.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

The sport of BBing sure does attract 'em, doesn't it?
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kurtvf

spud wrote:


That said, I can still imagine some naive people who are new to the game may fall prey to a sales pitch that revolves around him being natural just like them and can achieve the gains that he's achieved with all his years of hard work etc.


This...........
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kurtvf

HIT wrote:
What has happened to Markus? He came out with his steroid and alcohol use, and after that he seems paranoid, ranting and starting "fights" with lots of people.

I have always enjoyed his youtube videoes and a rant here and there, but now it has exploded.

Has the guy lost the plot?


Sounds like Mentzer....wait, wasn't MM his mentor????
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Bastion

kurtvf wrote:
HIT wrote:
What has happened to Markus? He came out with his steroid and alcohol use, and after that he seems paranoid, ranting and starting "fights" with lots of people.

I have always enjoyed his youtube videoes and a rant here and there, but now it has exploded.

Has the guy lost the plot?

Sounds like Mentzer....wait, wasn't MM his mentor????


Bingo!..
Mike Imitated Aurthur. Now we have a Mentzer Impersonator. Bodybuilding is much like wrestling in the sense of some of the characters it attracts.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

What has happened to Markus?

==Scott==
The question is who ever paid any attention to him, ha ha.
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hit4me

Florida, USA

why is everyone jumping on the hate markus Reinhardt bandwagon

I have both of his CD's and they are informative and have given me some insight on how to properly move the weight, however, that does not mean I follow everything he does....just like mentzer and Arthur jones, they have provided excellent guidance to train, but does not mean everything they say is right and true.

just my two cents as I am new here to the discussion board
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

hit4me wrote:
why is everyone jumping on the hate markus Reinhardt bandwagon

I have both of his CD's and they are informative and have given me some insight on how to properly move the weight, however, that does not mean I follow everything he does....just like mentzer and Arthur jones, they have provided excellent guidance to train, but does not mean everything they say is right and true.

just my two cents as I am new here to the discussion board


==Scott==
I don't hate him, in fact I never heard or him until this thread. There's tons of guys on the internet pushing their ideas, what's this guy selling that we haven't heard a dozen times before?
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HeavyHitter32

simon-hecubus wrote:
The sport of BBing sure does attract 'em, doesn't it?


Indeed...it's like a circus of attractions.
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Acerimmer

I think he competed in the muscle Mania and my understanding is that it's accepted practice for Muscle Mania competitors to take steroids off season.
This basically is an association for normal bbers who don't wanna go too far but are willing to take some drugs, and there may be one or two exceptional bbers in the association who are natural and who don't even realise the other competitors are using anything.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

hit4me wrote:
why is everyone jumping on the hate markus Reinhardt bandwagon

I have both of his CD's and they are informative and have given me some insight on how to properly move the weight, however, that does not mean I follow everything he does....just like mentzer and Arthur jones, they have provided excellent guidance to train, but does not mean everything they say is right and true.

just my two cents as I am new here to the discussion board


Don't get your feelings hurt on someone else's behalf, man. And also, try and get used to the haters --- they're here as on any site, just tune 'em out as bset you can.

You can pick worse guys to follow than Markus. I saw his IronMan article several months ago and liked many of the ideas in it.

Though I don't follow the 'All-Sets-to-Failure' model anymore, I agree with you there's things to be learned from many people.

Best Regards,
Scott
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hit4me

Florida, USA

Scott, don't worry my feelings are not hurt.....Markus can defend himself if he wants to. just wanted to show a little support for HIT, it seems some of the posts on here are anti-hit, which I do not understand because isn't that what Darden writes about?
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Everyone here has done HIT at some point --- most of us for several years, maybe even decades.

We know what we like about it and its strengths and shortcomings. I appreciate what you said about maintaining strength in the other thread. I'm a couple years older than you and know it's good to guard against injuries AND protect against bone density loss.

* I may not do SSTF anymore, but my workouts are brief and intense.

* I'm stronger in many movements than I've ever been in my life.

* I move quickly through my workouts.

* I do 2 full body-ish* workout per week, lasting about 25 minutes each. (*"-ish" means I divide the body in half, BUT do upper and lower bodt movements in every workout)

* Movements range from slow and controlled, to rhythmic but deliberate. The ballistic BS of that CrossFit/P90X garbage is not tolerated --- I think most on the site would back that up.

Happy Training!
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

P.S. Most of are here because we believe Dr. D is tops in all areas. If you've ever seen his Specialization Programs, you'll know that even he understands (very well) that 'Single-Set to Failure' is not the be-all/end-all all the time.

It provides a good base workout, but the muscles must be challenged with more rapid-fire, density-centric modes from time to time.
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hit4me

Florida, USA

you have my curiosity sir,

i have been performing HIT once week for a couple years now, i follow the the 14 exercise nautilus principle to complete positive failure (8 reps), with negatives and static holds and i will tell you that i get fried and my central nervous system needs a week to recover.

i am considering revising my routine since i believe i am getting too strong for my joints and CNS and my golf game too.

what does your workout look like if i may ask

thank you and happy training to you also

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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Basic Routine these days:

WORKOUT 1
Quads
Abs
Biceps/Forearms Extensors
Triceps
(occasional Tibia)

WORKOUT 2
Calves
Hams
Chest
Delts
Back
(occasional Forearm Flexor work)

I do two exercises for most muscle groups (3-4 for back). Each exercise is done with 3-5 sets with very little rest between sets. Brian has termed these "clusters" and it's quite descriptive.

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Basic Cluster: Pick a weight you might normally reach failure at 10 reps. Do 3 rhythmic reps: not deliberately slow, not jerked and fast --- find the porridge that's just right.

Do 3 rhythmic reps, set the weight down, as you do take 3 deep breaths (in thru nose out thru mouth). Pick up the weight and do 3 more reps, etc. Keep doing this until you complete 5 mini-sets of 3 (i.e. you've just done 15 reps with your 10RM).

If you have the right weight, sets 4 and 5 will be somewhat difficult. Final reps on 5th set will naturally slow as you reach accumulated fatgue (a "molasses-like" feeling).

If you can do more than 3 on that last set, then do so (or maybe a 6th set if you really have gas in the tank) and add more weight the next time. If you fall short, then try again with the same weight next time.
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The two exercises are done with different variations and the variations change every workout. Clusters (5x3, 3x5, 5x5, etc), Drop sets, pyramiding, alternating high and low rep sets, 20-10-5, 10-9-8-7-6-etc., 1x1 thru 5x5, are just some ideas to throw into your workouts.

I can't give further details, as this might infringe on BDJ's written work.

Let me know if you have specific questions.

Scott
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Before I got into the clusters and variations of my current workouts, I did some 'Best of Both Worlds' training that helped me transition from my HIT regimen.

The basic formula here would be a compound movement for 3 sets of 3-4 or 2 sets of 5-7. The last set would be almost to failure, with regular weight increases until I hit failure. These were not powerlifting sets; I was resting maybe 30-45 seconds between each one.

After the heavier exercise, I'd move quickly to a more iso exercise for a set or 2 of 12-20 reps.
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To go back to WORKOUT 2 from the last post, let me clarify that I feel that Chest and Delts and Back are very interrelated, especially the part about Delts being involved in most Chest and Back work.

Thus, you need to be careful so you don't overtax them.

I like to think in terms of balance, where a movement in one direction requires an opposing movement, usually in the same workout.

Bench > Horizontal Rows
Pulldowns > Overhead Press
Angle PDs (Hammer High Rows) > Incline Press
High Pulls or Haney Shrugs > Dips
Lateral Raises > Pec Cable Crunches
Pec Flyes > Rear Delt Flyes

I often alternate between Horizontal Plane movements one workout, and Vertical Plane movements the next workout (#2).
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I do upper arms the same way. I like to mix stretch-emphasis exercise with contraction-emphasis ones.

Forearm extensor and brachiradialis work is always done with biceps; forearm flexor work may be on arm day or done in Workout 2 after back work.
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

I thought is was decent of Markus to get honest.

Regards,
Andrew
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markusreinhardt

Not at all - feel free to PM me for my email address - have not been on this board for a while - been touring the world doing seminars and busy training a "few good men" - def having a drink here and there - not abuse...but it is almost borderline to drink in order to see some of you guys BS about MM - love to talk to you anytime!

MR
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markusreinhardt

Brian - I was natural - then I did drugs in 2000....so with MM no drugs....in 2000 yes...I won my class - my test levels are low as fuck. I can get big and hold size..yet once on a diet I fold to 195 - which is naturally still impressive - i am now 46...have started some test just to keep my dick hard ..lol - email me and i give u my cell...love to talk and sort things out..there is a lot of BS going on - u wrote one of the most impressive books on HIT ...if ur game ..lets talk sometime...let me know

MR
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markusreinhardt

Thank u! - I am not "certain" about everything I posted...or filmed...yet it has produced better progress in regards to my own "progress" - I am not comparing myself to others...neither will I say I hold the HOLY GRAIL...i just was with the MAN...trained under him and more...was he crazy?...am I crazy?...to certain aspects..lol

point made...if any of u call me out..put a picture and face behind it...with some serious progress or GFYS!

in regards to you...thank u again!

MR
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markusreinhardt

To sum it up. I am getting ready to compete in the LV classic physique division - November 5th - I had some issues of drinking heavy and using drugs (not steroids) - been clean and ready to roll - we all have our demons - question is not who is going to let me..but is who is going to stop me?

The whole thing about steroids is that EVERYONE is using them...even the bikini boys - I was natural for the most part of my career..if u guys google "the truth,markus reinhardt" on u tube u will get a honest reply to what I did and who I am..which is what most BB's fail to be able to do.


MR
ps...and I been busy touring the world and keeping the legacy alive.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Winning!!
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