I know this has been asked at least twice here http://paleohacks.com/questions/656/body-by-science-hype-hack-paleo....and here....http://paleohacks.com/questions/64789/body-by-science-results, but would like to hear any updates by those who have given this approach to resistance training a go.
I have been working out in about this manner with some little tweaks of my own for about 5 weeks now, and am fairly happy with the overall feel of it. Just curious if anyone has any new opinions on the methodology and or results?
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on January 15, 2012
at 06:49 PM
I started out with HIT 12 years or so ago.
So have almost all of my peers, as well as senior trainers and athletes. One of which (he's in his 70's) trained with AJ, and the other one (my old coach) trained with Mentzer in the late 70's-early 80's.
None of them still use HIT.
Only one or two of them ever bothered with Superslow.
All of them found their real potential physically when they abandoned these concepts, myself included. Some of them might do a Mentzer/Jones/Leistner-influenced "pukefest" on a specific group of exercises once every two months or so, just to push themselves, but for the most part - the concepts have been abandoned for "bigger and better" things. I myself might do 20-rep squats from time-to-time just to remind myself that Gravity is still the boss...
That hopefully answers your questions.
on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM
What are the "bigger and better" things? And what is the science underpinning them?
on January 15, 2012
at 05:28 PM
Why not just read the original HIT programs by Arthur Jones? They are available for free online, and he has some awesome articles on things like 'Fuel Air Factor' which I think is a must read for anyone. (http://www.arthurjonesexercise.com/Bulletin2/33.PDF)
Nautilus Bulletin #1 and #2 at (http://www.arthurjonesexercise.com/Bulletin2/Bulletin2.html)
Even the inventor of Nautilus machines recommends that people do the Squat/Bench Press/Deadlift/Pullups until they can complete X of body weight.