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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Universe competition This one-of-a-kind book profiles the high-intensity training HIT techniques pioneered by the late Mike Mentzer, the legendary bodybuilder, leading trainer, and renowned bodybuilding consultant. His highly effective, proven approach enables bodybuilders to get results–and win competitions–by doing shorter, less frequent workouts each week.
Extremely time-efficient, HIT sessions require roughly 40 minutes per week of training–as compared with the lengthy workout sessions many bodybuilders would expect to put in daily. In addition to sharing Mentzer’s workout and training techniques, featured here is fascinating biographical information and striking photos of the world-class bodybuilder–taken by noted professional bodybuilding photographers–that will inspire and instruct serious bodybuilders and weight lifters everywhere.
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Oct 14, Andy Nieradko rated it it was amazing. Mike Mentzer was one of the all-time greats in bodybuilding. He was also a great writer, and a deep thinker.
His ideas on training were a bit rigid to say the least. He was a “my way or the highway” kind of guy, but they are a must read if you’re at all serious about training with weights. This book was Mike’s masterpiece. It’s been more than ten years since Mike Mentzer passed away, and his ideas still spark heated debate among bodybuilders. Dec 14, Daniel Gargallo rated it it was amazing. This is a book about becoming a multi-dimensional human being. It will teach you about weight-lifting principles and work-outs, but it is so much more than that.
I started reading this book around Thanksgiving.
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 breezed through this book and in the process was inspired to hit the gym. HIT suits my busy lifestyle and brought me shocking gains in This is a book about becoming a multi-dimensional human being.
HIT suits my busy lifestyle and brought me shocking gains in my first few weeks working out. This book encourages you to dream.
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It is the mind, at the end of the day, that allows you to achieve your objectives and growth. It is empowering because it teaches you principles and gives you a starter deck that you are encouraged by Mike to doubt and challenge.
Your development is placed in your hands, not the hands of a personal trainer. You call the shots. One of the great lessons of this books is the importance of process and valuing small victories.
We are trying not to be perfect but to constantly work at perfecting our process. I started receiving Zen instruction around the time I started weight-lifting.
High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way
It was so strange because in Zen you are encouraged to focus on action and the body whereas Mike Mentzer in this book about weight-lifting is telling you to focus on your mind. If you are interested in this method practically or are curious about starting your weight-lifting adventure I recommend that you read this book. Sep 15, Andrew Robinson rated it it was amazing. Mar 19, Justin rated it liked it. This seemed a bit high level to me.
I agreed with most, if not all, of the principles he laid out but they were nothing new to me. Apr 24, Nick Maverick rated it it was ok. May 25, Oliver Bateman rated it it mik amazing Shelves: This book needs a revision to fulfill its potential. Mike Mentzer is no longer with us, so I implore the publisher to hire either Mike’s most successful student, Dorian Yates, or the bodybuilding journalist Peter Mentzeer to edit a new edition.
Updates to three areas in particular would turn this into a 5-star training manual. The first area is training frequency.
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Mentzer recommended lifting as little as once per week using his methods; we’ve since learned that you can effectively use High-Intens This book needs a revision to fulfill its potential.
Mentzer recommended lifting as little as once per week using his methods; we’ve since learned that you can effectively use High-Intensity training more than four to seven times per month. A second topic that could use an upgrade is equipment. Mike’s preference for Nautilus machines dates the book just as much as the numerous photos of his handlebar mustache. These days, Hammer Strength makes the best weight machines while Nautilus makes equipment best suited to the casual exercising crowd.
In fact, hardcore training on most current Nautilus machines will send you straight to physical therapy. My third suggestion is that all chapters in which Mike shares his Ayn Rand-inspired philosophy be removed.
These anecdotes provide nothing of use to the aspiring bodybuilder and are also dubious as far as general inspiration. Mike’s clunky jargon in these chapters is such a distraction it has become too easy for his critics to dismiss him as a flake. Despite these flaws, an athlete can still learn a lot from this book. Just do the following: Jan 05, Jorge Reyes rated it liked it.
Jan 30, C. Their workouts will most likely end up wishy-washy affairs, lacking the ferocious intensity required for optimal progress. What is required if a bodybuilder hopes to realize the most from his workouts and become a champion? I recommend you do it sooner rather then later because there are quite a few hidden gems inside. In the first part of the book you have the general lifting advice that you would expect, however in the second part, more towards the end, philosophy suddenly starts kicking it, and then you just realise that Mike Mentzer was a game changer.
Jun 13, M Hewitt rated it it was amazing. I do not agree with other reviews that Mike Mentzer was dogmatic in his approach to bodybuilding. His advice changed little from the ‘s to the 90’s and only because his was a work in progress. He trained literally thousands of clients during these years and amassed himself countless experiences and results during this time. This book is the culmination of these experiences.
If dogma exists, it is purely in the mind of the beholder as time and time again, Mentzer gives explanation and reason I do not agree with other reviews that Mike Mentzer was dogmatic in his approach to bodybuilding. If dogma exists, it is purely in the mind of the beholder as time and time again, Mentzer gives explanation and reason to why SOME people are able to gain on high sets and most don’t.
Just read – and understand! Mar 29, Gareth rated it it was amazing. This book literally changed my life! It helped me progress from 12st to 15st in less than 3 months steroid free and aim to compete as an All Natural Bodybuilder. This is a book that sends most bodybuilders into fits of laughter because they don’t grasp the science behind the theory but once the proof is seen in the results, there is no denying that this is solid science based and fully researched theory and it works!
Mar 28, Andrew Culyer rated it it was amazing. I seem to be reading some very counterintuitive stuff at the moment I enjoyed this book very much, and it is one to keep and reread now and again.
High-Intensity Training, Mentzer-Style
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. Totally recommended if I seem to be reading some very counterintuitive stuff at the moment Totally recommended if you’re on a training plateau Dec 08, Jack tralning it really liked it. The amazing Mike Mentzer with John Little shares his profound knowledge of physiology and body building.
HIT has long been known to be the way to build muscle mass. The book is written in a format to high-intensit not only the exercise routines of Mike he also shares his Philosophical point of view in terms of exercise and what it means to excel and push your body to its personal maximum.
A profound book on building muscle and one that will not be appreciated for its gravity for many years. He was we The amazing Mike Mentzer with John Little shares his profound knowledge of physiology wag body building. He was well ahead of his time.
Rest In Peace Mike you are a true legend. Feb 07, Christo van Wyk rated it it was amazing. Even todays bodybuilders will share the same philosophies with regard to progressively reducing workout time and training with higher intensity.
As someone already mentioned,Mike Mentzer truly was ahead of his time. If you’re into bodybuilding or fitness training give Mentzer a fair hearing. And if you are really serious about building muscle-this book will very soon reserve a space on your classic bookshelf. Mar 25, Guilherme Nunes rated it it was amazing Shelves: