Ellington Darden wrote this book called The New High Intensity Training : The Best Muscle-Building System You've Never Tried, have any of you heard/read it? He based it off of the 70s and the current methods of Intensity Training. A lot of his work was derived from what I read the originator of HIT, Arthur Jones. I bought the book the other day, and I read through the whole thing in pretty much a couple hours, it was that interesting to me. It mentioned people like Casey Viator, Sergio Olivia, Arnold Schwarzenegger(who is said to have been a quitter of the HIT system), Mike Mentzer(same as Arnold), and a few others. I am not taking away from Arnold or Mike, it is just basically states that the system was a little much, and that they didn't want to continue it. But anyway, I find the information quite refreshing. It is based on the theory that "less is more" during your lifting routines. It basically states that beginners can go with 2 sets of 10-12. The sets are done to near failure, so a spotter is recommended for lifts such as squats, benchpress, etc... And I am not sure it is wrong at all. Mr. Darden uses a test subject and shows his progress through something like 6 weeks if I remember correctly. And I must say the results are rather good, with just the use of food, creatine, and hard work. Hard work meaning that after the sets of curls using HIT you want to puke or you do puke. It also goes into a talk about protein, and basically says you do not need the 1-2grams per pound you weigh. It also talks on the using high amounts of carbs, moderate amount of protein, and moderate amounts of fat. It also goes into the loading and maintenance phases with creatine. Rest is also discussed and how much should be taken. Several different routines are added so that you have something to work off of, and it has many explanations throughout of the exercises and how they should be done even while you are having the most trouble. I must say that this read has had me kinda pumped up, and I gave it a try Friday. Let me say this, I wanted to puke so bad after my curls alone. At the end of the workout, I felt so pumped and yet so exhausted. Today is another day, and I actually feel rested and ready to go. Anyone else get anything from this book or its theories?