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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Dick Butkus, the all-pro middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears, hurled midway through his eighth exercise, a set of shoulder shrugs.

Learned one new exercise from this book but I enjoyed reading it. When I told people I was doing an article about HIT, I was met with a lot of resistance; it even ticked a few people off that I’d dare bring up the subject. This is a book that sends most bodybuilders into fits of laughter because they don’t grasp the science behind the theory but once the proof is seen in the results, there is no denying that this is solid science based and fully researched theory and it works!

It’s an excellent book for the type of training.

I’m all for bodybuilding for bodybuilding’s sake alone. You will see videos of Mike himself taking a bodybuilder through a workout.


He performed many types of lowering-only exercises with various trainees for more than a hibh-intensity. For some many of us, the end result -IS- the goal. Mentzer came to high-intensity training after losing a contest and finding that the winner, Casey Viator, trained that way.

Pieter recommended that I read High-Intensity Training: To see what your friends high-itensity of this book, please sign up. I think for me the deal is, going to failure week after week set me back.

So, this slight tearing, which produces recognizable soreness, is a direct result of the negative part of the exercise. Many champion bodybuilders of the s and s applied whole-body routines for the majority of their workouts. When Viator trained on his own, he gradually lost muscle and gained fat. German volume training, for instance, advocates up to 10 sets for each exercise. But that turned out to be too severe of a reduction.

But as smart as he was, he was a reluctant leader. I started receiving Zen instruction around tgaining time I started weight-lifting. Today we have strength coaches who think everyone is overtrained and strength coaches who think there’s no such thing as overtraining.

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

Same thing vise versa. He says that at the time he won, his total weekly workout time was under 2. Return to Book Page. You should build muscular size and strength generally, in the best-possible way with little regard to your sport.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

And both variations are safe if you do them right. America contests a couple of years yhe. There seems to be a lot of confusion out there about HIT.


My headline observations are that — 1. Yeah, just all blown up with fake muscles! Strength and muscle is earned through a volume mikee training.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way by Mike Mentzer

Frequency means getting into the gym often. Keeps the back much mentzef and allows for sets to be taken to failure. Traoning quality of food you eat? These anecdotes provide nothing of use trining the aspiring bodybuilder and are also dubious as far as general inspiration. Indifferent transfer is where strength training and bodybuilding belong. Of the 60 overall winners of this title, Viator at age 19, was the youngest.

As I point out in my HIT book, all muscular growth from weight training must be stimulated by preparing and then tearing at least some of the involved myosin and actin tissues.

If you have an opinion, I would be very interested in knowing it. I had never done dead lifts before, so maybe all this increasing in strength and bulk had something to do with the new exercises.