The late Mike Mentzer won the Mr. Universe contest in , and he used Mentzer obviously thought high-intensity training a superior way to. The original high-intensity training system gets an update for today’s gym warrior. Duty training system, Mike Mentzer (–) had only one goal. This way the primary movers, the larger muscles of the group, will do. The principles behind Mike Mentzer’s high-intensity workout system. Rest- pause is another excellent method of transcending failure. Divide your body parts .

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Can I do miek daily hour of swim drills before the weight session? How bodybuilders can fight post-show depression, how to eat carbs and stay lean, and what to do if squats make you hurt. His advice changed little from the ‘s to the 90’s and only because his was a work in progress.

I just started a different approach. Mentzer’s tips on weight training make a lot of sense, it’s difficult to argue with what he says when you can see the results throughout the book, and I’ve started training using his method – too early to say whether it works or not, though am already stepping up the amounts of weight I can lift. Return to Book Page. I found out however that his teeth to the metal techniques work best when mixed in with traditional systems.

He always trained alone, after finishing his day job.

High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style – Rogue Health and Fitness

That’s why having a good coach or training partner is really helpful. He did have a way with words.


Learned one new exercise from this book but I enjoyed reading it. Several days later, he almost died from an allergic reaction to an anti-tetanus injection. Mike’s preference for Nautilus machines dates the book just hjgh-intensity much as the numerous photos of his handlebar mustache.

Frequency means getting into the gym often. The cover of your new book, The New Menzer Intensity Training, contains the blurb “Add up to 18 pounds of muscle in just two weeks. Thanks for mentioning my stories. If it’s variety that you want, however, my new HIT book contains 32 different whole-body routines that are described in detail.

And both variations are safe if you do them right. After puking, it was over. Here, he is shown in his African base camp in feeding a baby elephant.

I recommend you do it sooner rather then later because there are high-intejsity a few hidden gems inside. This means I lift once every days.

Mangan says October 5, Eccentric negative or lowering exercise is effective for gaining strength, and Mentzer recommended them.

Mar 19, Justin rated it liked it.

What makes you fat? Oct 14, Andy Nieradko rated it it was amazing. I am practicing 4 second high-intensify with minimum 2 second static hold if applicable. Typically, my workouts take 35 to 40 minutes previously, more like 70 minutes.

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

The bottom line and in between the lines is that you have to work very hard but within your capabilities and in as perfect form possible. By all accounts, Jones was a genius on many levels, but no one ever called him a “people person. Keeping yourself from going to the gym more often may be one of the hardest aspects of this system.


As I was saying earlier, if your competition is doing the same thing, then no one is getting an advantage and the best athletes and coaches still win. I hate lifting more than 3 times a week, simply because i have trouble progressing because i cannot fully recover. Protocol Notes — the protocol described in the book is good for lifting beginners.

A complete muscular exhaustion I have never felt into a deep deep awesome soreness that lasts about 3 days, with minor soreness into day 5. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Nautilus Omni machines were used during Jones’s Colorado experiment, which proved so fruitful. He used barbells and dumbbells and was well developed long before he started using Nautilus machines. Staying lean is difficult. With quotes from everyone from Ayn Rand to Walt Whitman and William James, this is intelligent bodybuilding for intelligent people.

I had for several years accepted the idea that my athletic peak was in high school and in a rare moment of doubting that idea I got this book on a whim. I started reading this book around Thanksgiving. This book was Mike’s masterpiece. Nick says July 11, Cool. You really must be doing shorter but more intense more effort sessions but such sessions must be done more OFTEN.