The late Mike Mentzer won the Mr. Universe contest in , and he used Mentzer obviously thought high-intensity training a superior way to. The original high-intensity training system gets an update for today’s gym warrior. Duty training system, Mike Mentzer (–) had only one goal. This way the primary movers, the larger muscles of the group, will do. The principles behind Mike Mentzer’s high-intensity workout system. Rest- pause is another excellent method of transcending failure. Divide your body parts .

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High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style – Rogue Health and Fitness

Going past 60 seconds under load to failure, especially on the bench presses…dang. The section on competitive bodybuilding, finding the best in yourself, and motivation, are excellent, however. After three machines, most athletes would have a heart rate of to beats per minute, and it stayed in that range for the majority of the routine.

In my own experience, I have had lots of trouble with recovery, often feeling like complete crap two days after my workout. Manlio says July 17, fully in line with your experience Reply.

Make no mistake, Arthur Jones was a brilliant, creative individual. Not only did Jones train Tne, but he also took his arm measurements. I think most exercise physiology people would agree that it’s the negative portion of the exercise that’s most responsible for the slight tearing of the myosin and actin units that make up the microscopically tiny myofibrils that are the primary growth threads of a muscle.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

Forgive me Mangan, for I have hugh-intensity. Only about 10 percent of people are able to do it. It’s the predominant method of choice for most bodybuilders. Jan 30, C. My favorite lifting book ever. I picked up a wine bottle now and it feels so much lighter.


He had little appetite. Even if lots of what Mike firmly claimed to be trainin is already disprooved by science, and he constanly criticized people for their lack of logic mike had himself lots of logical falacies which he often could hide behind charisma.

Thanks for mentioning my stories. Success merely reinforces myth and superstition.

Your concept is not universal. Image below from reference 1 above. Mentzer trained some of his clients only once a week. In his left hand is one of his favorite means of protection: And if they couldn’t, they still got their systems shocked to a degree that they hadn’t experienced previously. If I could train 1x per week for 30 minutes and see the same gains as the 3x a week for 1-hour I do now, I would jump ALL over that.

The absence of any gains is not a negative given that my goal is maintenance rather than growth. America contests from to This has to be a world record for muscle gained in that time period.

He himself trained two to three times a week. After sticking to HIT for about 5 or 5 months I made zero gains. By all accounts, Jones was a genius on many levels, but no one ever called him a “people person. The speaker had begun the seminar with a lecture about ignorance rraining stupidity, implying not so subtly that those who didn’t accept his ideas were of the former persuasion.

Nov 30, Hilton King rated it really liked it. Mar 05, Fred rated it it was amazing. I started out with a strict Highintensity by Science approach 1 year ago, and have learned one or two things that you may or may not!


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I found that 2 sets of each exercise, rather than 1 to be optimal: Universe contest inand he used a high-intensity system. I suspect what was meant is that they just worked […] Reply. But when Viator became injured, he decided instead to do a case study with Viator and his new Nautilus machines at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

How is it your body gives a real shit if you leg press lbs or squat ? Again, this requires appropriate teaching techniques and time. Most of the time, from 30 to 60 seconds between exercises is the target. What you do in practice must transfer productively to a game, or it shouldn’t be included, right?

He used barbells and dumbbells and was well developed long before he started using Nautilus machines. But then again, it may be just the concept that their bodies need for renewed muscular growth.

Mentzer’s tips on weight training make mentser lot of sense, it’s difficult to argue with what he says when you can see the results throughout the book, and I’ve started training using his method – too early to say whether it works or not, though am already stepping up the amounts of weight I can lift.