Who was Mike Mentzer?
Mike Mentzer was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and was something of a bodybuilding renaissance man. Renowned as much for his vocabulary and propensity to quote the philosophy of Ayn Rand as he was for the dimensions of his Herculean physique, Mentzer established himself first as a bodybuilding champion and then as a scholar of the sport.
What is Heavy Duty Training?
Mentzer came in contact with Arthur Jones, who at that time was promoting his less-is-best training theories along with his Nautilus exercise equipment. From that grounding, Mentzer eventually evolved his own Heavy Duty training philosophy, which espoused brief intense workout sessions and spawned countless articles, many books and videos. Using Heavy Duty Training, Mentzer won the 1976 IFBB Mr. America, and in 1978 he won the heavyweight division at the IFBB World Amateur Championships with a perfect score.
What is the Underground Seminar?
Mike Mentzer's Underground Seminar is the last Mentzer seminar that I, or anyone else will ever see. The Underground Seminar DVD is a thorough presentation of Mentzer’s most completely developed theories, principles, and suggestions for practical application.
Straight, forceful talk – Mentzer was never a mincer of words! For example,
though independently employed at the time of the underground seminar, Mentzer
was outspoken about the misleading untruths of the muscle “ragazines.” But
even in ‘78, soon after stepping out of the cab with the Joe Weider, the “Master
Blaster” himself, Mentzer informed his seminar attendees, that the muscle
magazines of the day were actually registered as catalogues. In the underground seminar, he leaves no question about his opinions of some leading exercise
scientists, nor about the reasons for his opinions. An empirical, scientific approach – Mentzer never expected his audience to
believe that he knew what he was talking about just because his triceps looked
like Christmas hams! Some people with academic credentials in exercise science
prescribe exercise routines for the public that look like they combed them from
the latest dime store rack of muscle magazines. Mentzer did not appeal to
tradition, authority figures, or common practices. Rather, he appealed to actual
results in the gym, as well reputable scientific knowledge in areas like nutrition
and genetics, to back his arguments.
An integrated, logical approach centered on fundamental principles. Mentzer
was not only empirical (focused on data, facts, and the evidence of the senses).
Any exercise scientist should have a plethora of data and facts at this fingertips
(e.g., facts of kinesiology and physiology, and the results of a multitude of
research studies on various strength training techniques.) Still, the key issue is
how one interprets the data. For example, what do the body’s mechanisms of
growth and stress adaptation imply in terms of the intensity, volume and
frequency of exercise? Mentzer always took a rational, as well as an empirical
approach. Indeed, he often acknowledged that it was Nautilus inventor Arthur
Jones who inspired him to apply his reason to bodybuilding. Many of Jones’
principles formed the foundation of Mentzer’s Heavy Duty approach. In later
years though, Mentzer gave more and more thought to the fundamentals of
exercise, (e.g., intensity, recovery ability, volume, and frequency), arriving at
some conclusions that do not contradict, but in some ways supersede his and
Jones’ earlier approaches.
This DVD is the only recording of Mike Mentzer's Seminar. Two full hours of
Mike discussing exercise fundamentals, their relationships, and stories of past
clients. Hear Mike discuss exercise theory, applying that theory to
bodybuilding, answering questions from the audience. He explains the mistakes
made by nearly everyone who picks up a weight and much more. Very entertaining,
educational and a MUST for any Mike Mentzer fan.
If you are a huge Mike Mentzer fan like me, or just want to build you body as fast as possible, you will want to pick up this DVD!
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Arthur Jones The Father of High Intensity Training
Arthur Jones is the inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines, and was well noted for changing the concepts of exercise away from the old school of training, which involved hours in the gym, to High Intensity Training. It was only after meeting with Arthur Jones, that Mike Mentzer became convinced that brief and infrequent training was the way to go.
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