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Mike Mentzer's Workout Video

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 
one year!

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     Fitness Tips For 3/16/2016

How to Do
High Intensity Training
The Right Way

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 very unlikely. 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. Submit A Fitness Tip If you have a tip you'd like to share e-mail it to us
How to Do High Intensity Training the Right Way

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