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What if you could get into the best shape of your life,
training for only 20 minutes twice a week?
Mike Mentzer claimed that with High Intensity Training you
could actually reach your full muscular potential in only
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Fitness Tips For 3/16/2016
How to Do
High Intensity Training (H.I.T.) made popular by Arthur Jones, Mike
Mentzer and Dorian Yates, is a method of building maximum muscle by
doing very hard, but shorter and more infrequent workouts.
The people that use High Intensity Training will tell you that long
pumping workouts lead to overtraining and slow to nonexistent gains
in strength and size.
HIT techniques include pre-exhaustion, forced reps, drop sets,
negatives, etc. all intended to increase your workout intensity.
Sadly, there is a myth that prevents many people from using HIT, and
that is that you need to use maximum weights which makes injuries
such and sprains, pulled muscles, etc. more likely.
The truth is when you do HIT correctly, you actually end up using
more moderate weights but lift them slowly and under complete
control, this actually makes your workouts much safer and injuries
Also doing each and every rep in slow and in perfect form, makes your
workout much more productive.
Here's an example of how you do it...
On the barbell curl, instead of using a maximum weight, reduce to a
more moderate weight. Now here is the "secret":
As you curl the bar S-L-O-W-L-Y, you concentrate on tensing your
biceps as hard as you can. It should take approximately 4 seconds to
lift the bar from the extended position to the contracted position.
When you get to the fully contracted position, bend slightly forward
at the waist and move your elbows away from your body and
"peak-contract" your biceps for a count of 2 full seconds. Now lower
the bar back down taking 4 seconds to do so, still while keeping
constant tension on your biceps.
That's a full 10 seconds for each rep of your set, after doing 6 to
10 reps in this fashion you will see that you don't need to do many
sets at all to fully exhaust the muscle you are working.
Also after training this way for a while you will be able to contract
you muscles with even greater intensity, which will mean even better
gains over time.
Another advantage to this method is that you will be isolating your
muscles even while using compound exercises. For example when doing
the bench press you don't just move the weight from point A to point
B, you contract your pecs as hard as possible while doing so. This
eliminates having to do a lot of exercises for each body part.
Work as hard on your first reps as most people work on the last reps
and you will see results like you've never seen before.
To see what this type of workout looks like, you should watch the
Mike Mentzer Video, it is the closest thing you can get to
Mike being your own personal trainer in the gym with you.
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