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    [3 days/week][Bulking][Intermediate] High Intensity Training

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    Inadequate recuperation time?

    Your routine is BRUTAL. So much so that I question whether youare overtraining. Remember that you gain muscle while resting/recuperating...and squats every other day has gotta be beating you down. Gotta admit I admire you - you are a true freak (and that's a compliment). But...are you really makingdecent gains with this program? Don't you feel physically beat down and chronically fatigued and a chronic insomniac (insomnia being a good sign of overtraining)? Tell us more...because I'd like to hear how you "feel" and how this is working for you!

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    HIT Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila the Horn View Post
    Your routine is BRUTAL. So much so that I question whether youare overtraining. Remember that you gain muscle while resting/recuperating...and squats every other day has gotta be beating you down. Gotta admit I admire you - you are a true freak (and that's a compliment). But...are you really makingdecent gains with this program? Don't you feel physically beat down and chronically fatigued and a chronic insomniac (insomnia being a good sign of overtraining)? Tell us more...because I'd like to hear how you "feel" and how this is working for you!
    I was introduced to this program by my friend. He found that program on bodybuilding.com so this is not something from my head. I get it why you would be skeptic about that program. In my opinion it's against everything I thought I knew about resting times and such, just like you But we both agree that we have never been on a program that gives so much result.
    I've tried other programs too. Programs that train certain groups of muscles once a week. Of course they work, but that HIT program I'm on gives me more chances to progress.
    I start off with warming up with squats and then I do my 10 reps. Then I warm up with the bench press and do my 10 reps. After that I'm basicly all warmed up for all the other exercises. If I cant do 10 reps then I'll try again in 2 days. For me thats fantastic.
    Oh and I just remembered some articles I read about HIT training on some studies about them in Germany that said how effective they were. Don't know where I saw them but I'm just trying to point out that HIT is considered to work well.
    But you are asking if I feel physically beat down. Not at all... I mean sure its heavy, my face is glowing red after every exercise! But I'm not beat afterwards.
    So in conclusion the reason why I think this program is so effective is how quickly I can add more weights on, and they are much heavier than if I were doing 3 sets. That I think makes the muscle bulk out more.
    Oh and just in case you find my choice of words weird, I'm Icelandic

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    Endorsement

    I read about this on Bodybuilding.com as well. However, I did not actually get the workout from that site. Initially, I read a book by Mike Mentzer on this type of workout. Arthur Jones is known as the creator of this workout. The principles definitely go against everything that most people know when it comes to lifting weights. However, they most definitely make sense to me. I am not going to go into detail here, but the main idea is that one set to failure is sufficient to stimulate muscle growth. Along with proper rest (the 48 hours between workouts and good sleep at night (7-9 hours)) and nutrition, you will be ready for your next workout. You should either increase the weight, or if you did not reach the desired reps (8-12, depending), try again on the next workout until you do, then increase the weight. I follow the workout from the book titled The New High Intensity Training by Ellington Darden, Ph.D. Again, these are the principles mastered by Arthur Jones. I'm sure you can find the book on Amazon. I saw the soft cover in Barnes and Noble, but purchased the hard cover from Rodale Books. I can definitely recommend this workout as I am truly loving the results. Oh, I am currently finished with the Beginning HIT Routine 2. I cannot wait to get to the Intermediate level.

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