High Intensity Training, anyone following it?

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  1. quamen

    quamen New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone is following a High Intensity Program? I have had a hard time putting on mass, but switched to this program a couple months ago and have progressed alot since then. Anyone having good results following this type of program? I was wondering if you have to switch it up, and go back to conventional training if you dont continue to make gains?
     
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    have you tried upping the calories in your diet? that tends to be a problem for a lot of people.
     
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    yeah i have been keeping track of them on the gnc fitness program. They seem to always be around 3000 or a little higher at the end of the day. I realized that i used to think i ate alot,but when you actually record the calories, you didnt eat as much as you thought. I had to cut out taking the high calorie protein drinks, because it was costing me like 40 a week for cytogainer, so all these calories are mostly food calories except the 300-400 a day which comes from ON Whey shakes. It says on the site i burn like 1850 calories a day,but i dont know how accurate that is. Im still very thin, and need more mass as you can see in this picture. im 6'2" and only weigh in at about 177.[​IMG]



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    some people say i have good chest development, i really dont think so that much. im pretty much to skinny all over. this is after 1 good year of working out, i gained 20 lbs since then, so i was so much skinner than i was. progression doesn't seem to be going very well.
     
  4. AhuraMain

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    I've got a friend who's a competitive natural bodybuilder and he follows this program that some bodybuilder back in the 80s started. Mike something. Anyway,he only hits it about once a week, he says, and is only in the gym for like a half hour when does. I dont know what he's doing but he's huge, though. Im thinking about asking him to train me like he does and see what happens. ::shrug::
     
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    HIT not HIIT.

    Along the lines of Arthur Jones and Mike Mentzer's principles of one set to failure. I did it on and off in the 90's and even when I first started training again. Some respond to it, many don't. I have friend that train still train this way.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/hitprog.htm
     
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    didn't I see some poor schlub being ridiculed no end for defending HIT not too long ago? What was that all about?
     
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    Yeah I think that was grantorino though and he's a fag.
     
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    how come everyone was getting on him? Was it becuse he said he did hit or something?
     
  11. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    He's just insane

    also he said Pur's routine was overtraining and worthless, but he looks like total ass and is a fatty who really isn't all that strong.
     
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    So does H.I.T. work?
     
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    What was your experience with it? See much for gains?
     
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    I found I've made better gains on higher volume. Switching to it once in awhile can be beneficial as well for recovery...depending I guess since it reduces volume dramatically.
    I found it interesting and ironic that Mentzer, (Ellington) Darden etc. attributed the success of volume trainers like Arnold and most other bodybuilders to genetics and steroids. When Mentzer himself was also on steroids and those who had the most success on HIT were probably among the most genetically gifted and considered 'pure mesomorphs' like Mentzer himsef, Casey Viator and later Yates, if he's to be included.
     
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