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PTDan,

I don't think judging HIT by outliers is the way to go.

Viator and other genetic freaks or bodybuilders that juice (steroids) have nothing in common with the average weight trainer.

IMO, HIT does work but it needs to be adjusted beyond the beginner stage to fit to the trainee. Unfortunately this takes time to learn through trial and error (at least that is how it worked for me) or have a knowledgeable trainer or training buddy leading the way.

As I explained previously I only added muscle when using HIT with low reps but can maintain what I have with a higher rep count (which is what I do now) when using only single sets for the primary movers. One must be flexible to get the most out of HIT training IMO.

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Resultsbased

entsminger wrote:
PTDaniel wrote:
How bad are their muscle building genetics and why is HIT such a magnet for a high percentage of men with horrible muscle building genetics? Why do so many HIT success stories like Casey Viator abandon HIT? Do they want to limit gains and lose contests on the professional level? It's confusing to me.

==Scott==
I think HIT is such a magnet for men with poor genetics because of the hype that HIT done properly can produce large muscles for anyone. Why do guys like Casey abandon HIT? Probably because they built the bulk of their muscles using other methods and they preferred those methods. Casey was no midget before Jones found him. HIT methods do produce results but so do other methods. Very few serious bodybuilders train the HIT way and use Nautilus and they are not all stupid, they just know what works for them.


Careful...Baye will tell you otherwise. All are stupid unless they train HIT!
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HeavyHitter32

Resultsbased wrote:
entsminger wrote:
PTDaniel wrote:
How bad are their muscle building genetics and why is HIT such a magnet for a high percentage of men with horrible muscle building genetics? Why do so many HIT success stories like Casey Viator abandon HIT? Do they want to limit gains and lose contests on the professional level? It's confusing to me.

==Scott==
I think HIT is such a magnet for men with poor genetics because of the hype that HIT done properly can produce large muscles for anyone. Why do guys like Casey abandon HIT? Probably because they built the bulk of their muscles using other methods and they preferred those methods. Casey was no midget before Jones found him. HIT methods do produce results but so do other methods. Very few serious bodybuilders train the HIT way and use Nautilus and they are not all stupid, they just know what works for them.

Careful...Baye will tell you otherwise. All are stupid unless they train HIT!


Funny because Baye's brother was a competitor and of far larger size...and does not do HIT by Andrew's own admission.
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Resultsbased

HeavyHitter32 wrote:
Resultsbased wrote:
entsminger wrote:
PTDaniel wrote:
How bad are their muscle building genetics and why is HIT such a magnet for a high percentage of men with horrible muscle building genetics? Why do so many HIT success stories like Casey Viator abandon HIT? Do they want to limit gains and lose contests on the professional level? It's confusing to me.

==Scott==
I think HIT is such a magnet for men with poor genetics because of the hype that HIT done properly can produce large muscles for anyone. Why do guys like Casey abandon HIT? Probably because they built the bulk of their muscles using other methods and they preferred those methods. Casey was no midget before Jones found him. HIT methods do produce results but so do other methods. Very few serious bodybuilders train the HIT way and use Nautilus and they are not all stupid, they just know what works for them.

Careful...Baye will tell you otherwise. All are stupid unless they train HIT!

Funny because Baye's brother was a competitor and of far larger size...and does not do HIT by Andrew's own admission.


Hmmm... I wonder why?
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Average Al

PTDaniel wrote:
How bad are their muscle building genetics and why is HIT such a magnet for a high percentage of men with horrible muscle building genetics? Why do so many HIT success stories like Casey Viator abandon HIT? Do they want to limit gains and lose contests on the professional level? It's confusing to me.


I'm not sure how you would go about getting actual statistics on this. There are people who train with free weights and multiple sets who also lack impressive physiques. I see them every time I train.

But if you are correct, I suggest it might be self-selection bias.

Consider two guys joining a gym at the same time:

Trainee A has good genetics for muscle building. Gets big and strong quickly, gets noticed for this. Lots of positive feedback. Feels well rewarded for his efforts.

Trainee B gets a little stronger and stalls. No one notices his physique or how much weight he is moving. Gets no attention or positive feedback for his effort. Instead, feels mostly beat up trying to keep up with the big boys. Does not feel like he is getting much for his effort.

Who is more likely to stick around? Who is more likely to want to ramp up the volume to see what is going to happen?

I suggest that trainee B is much more likely to gravitate to HIT. Because if you aren't going to have that much to show for your efforts anyway, why not train in a way that wastes less of your time?
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I know a juicer when I see one.
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