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acas1959

Dr Darden

Where the once every 7-10 days workout idea originated and who was his principal proponent?

I understand that Arthur Jones workouts where originally 3x per week every other day and that you usually prescribe workouts twice weekly.

Curious to know who came up with this once a week training idea and how it originated.

Regards,
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Lioncourt

acas1959 wrote:
Dr Darden

Where the once every 7-10 days workout idea originated and who was his principal proponent?

I understand that Arthur Jones workouts where originally 3x per week every other day and that you usually prescribe workouts twice weekly.

Curious to know who came up with this once a week training idea and how it originated.

Regards,


Dr. Darden in TNHIT has a talk with Jones at the very end where he discusses once weekly training.
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acas1959

I was hoping that Dr Darden responded/elaborated on this

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Ellington Darden

About ten years ago, Jim Flanagan, Joe Mullen, and I -- as we were approaching our 70th birthdays -- had a thorough discussion on training only once a week. As a result, we all tried it.

I think we all realized the potential behind such infrequent workouts, especially if the routines were performed in a serious, high-intensity manner. Flanagan, today, trains once every ten days.

Ellington
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MDieguez

Dr. Darden
How is Joe Mullen doing? Havent heard or seen anything written by him in a while.
I enjoy his insights.
Mike
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hit4me

Florida, USA

Ellington Darden wrote:
About ten years ago, Jim Flanagan, Joe Mullen, and I -- as we were approaching our 70th birthdays -- had a thorough discussion on training only once a week. As a result, we all tried it.

I think we all realized the potential behind such infrequent workouts, especially if the routines were performed in a serious, high-intensity manner. Flanagan, today, trains once every ten days.

Ellington


Dr. Darden,

do you advocate this frequency for individuals in their early 50s or do you still recommend 2x/week
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acas1959

Thank you for your reply Dr Darden!
Going back to my original question, was it you and Arthur Jones that first came up with this abreviated protocol?

Regards,
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Ellington Darden

MDieguez wrote:
Dr. Darden
How is Joe Mullen doing? Havent heard or seen anything written by him in a while.
I enjoy his insights.
Mike


I haven't heard from Joe in several years. Neither has Jim Flanagan. Anybody know the latest on Joe Mullen?

Ellington

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Ellington Darden

hit4me wrote:
Ellington Darden wrote:
About ten years ago, Jim Flanagan, Joe Mullen, and I -- as we were approaching our 70th birthdays -- had a thorough discussion on training only once a week. As a result, we all tried it.

I think we all realized the potential behind such infrequent workouts, especially if the routines were performed in a serious, high-intensity manner. Flanagan, today, trains once every ten days.

Ellington

Dr. Darden,

do you advocate this frequency for individuals in their early 50s or do you still recommend 2x/week


It's really up to the individual. But Jones always said, "If in doubt, do less."

Ellington

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Ellington Darden

acas1959 wrote:
Thank you for your reply Dr Darden!
Going back to my original question, was it you and Arthur Jones that first came up with this abreviated protocol?

Regards,


Jones came up with the concept.

Ellington

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