Tuesday, 11 June 2013

High intensity weight training

High intensity weight training

Back in the 70's Arthur Jones spoke about training until the point of muscular failure. Later this became known as HIT, or high intensity weight training. Mike Mentzer made it more popular in the 80's and 90's. Nowadays Doug McGuff is taking it to the next level through his books Body By Science & Body By Science Question & Answer Book.

There are various theories when it comes to building muscle, with a high intensity approach almost being the most natural. Ask anyone to show you how strong they are and they are likely to struggle to lift the heaviest thing they can.

The secret to HIT is keeping all your reps as perfect as you can. That means not jerking they weight or trying to shift the focus onto other muscles instead of what you are targeting.

What I really like about Doug McGuff's books is that he uses both the latest research plus his own experiences of training thousands of people to develop an already successful approach and tweak it to make it even better.

Inside you can find info on why training to momentary muscular failure is just so important as well as why traditional cardio is not a approach to training.

Doug's high intensity weight training books:
Body By Science
Body By Science Question & Answer Book

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