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High Intensity Training For Bodybuilding
Mike Mentzer is a former world-class bodybuilder he won the 1978
Mr. Universe with the first perfect score in history. But Mike's
greatest achievements were to be his intellectual pursuits and
This new DVD is the only recording of one of Mike's legendary
Underground Seminars: nearly two full hours of Mike discussing
exercise fundamentals, their relationships, and stories of past
clients. You ll hear Mike discuss exercise theory, applying that
theory to bodybuilding and answering audience questions. He even
explains the mistakes made by nearly everyone who picks up a
weight, and much more. This DVD is a must for any fan of Mike
For full details see
Mike Mentzer Underground Bodybuilding Seminar
Fitness Tips For For 1/6/2010
High Intensity Bodybuilding
Here are some advanced techniques for seasoned bodybuilders. Use then when
you feel as if you need a boost in the gym to promote muscle growth when
your regular workouts just aren't getting results.
Increasing Intensity: The simplest way to increase intensity is to add
more weight to the bar. This way "shocks" muscles to reacting and forces
them to adapt to be able to handle heavier weights.
Shorter Rest Period: To maximize growth try reducing your rest time between
sets. This way you shock your muscles into reacting to the added pressure.
So if you are resting 2 minutes between sets now reduce your rest period to
1 minute between sets.
Partial Reps: This is when your muscle is exhausted at the end of a set,
you continue the movement through half or as much as you can of it. It's
simply a way of adding more intensity to a set than you wouldn't be able
to do with the normal range of motion.
Pyramid Training: This is where you increase the weight and decrease the
rep range in an exercise in each set of that exercise. Its called pyramid
training and the idea is to add more "shock" to your muscles. Its a very
commonly used technique and can be used more regularly than other advanced
For example when doing lat pulldowns on a lat machine, do 12 reps with an
easy enough weight for one set, for the next set do 10 reps with a heavier
weight, for the next set do 8 reps with an even heavier weight yet and
finally for the last set do 6 reps with as much weight as you can handle.
Stripping: This means at the end of a set when your muscles are giving out
with fatigue, you stop and remove 20-40% of the weight of the bar or machine
and continue the exercise movement until you are again fatigued with that
weight, then you take another 20-40% of the bar or machine and continue
until you can do no more. By all means continue to keep removing weight
as you see fit, its guaranteed to seriously work your muscles.
Compound Sets: Do two exercises for the same bodypart one after the other,
with no rest in between.
Tri-Sets: Like compound Sets except you will be doing three exercises for
the same bodypart back to back, with no rest in between.
Rest-Pause: Rest-Pause is where during a set when your muscle is fatigued
you stop for a few seconds to catch your breath and let the target muscle
rest a little, then you do more reps, etc. The benefit is that while you
would fatigue quicker with a normal set, with rest-pause you take a
slight break and can end up doing more reps per set thus working your
muscle even harder.
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