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Old 08-24-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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If Too Much Time In The Gym Leaves You With Too Little Time For Your Honey, Try This

Conditioning Research: One for the HIT boys

Complete heavy workout in less than 6 minutes, once a week.

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Old 08-24-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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A few thing I don't like about that workout. You do leg presses as your only leg workout. If you work your quads without working your hamstrings then you're going to eventually injure your hamstrings. So add a leg curl to the routine. Also, it doesn't include anything for your biceps or triceps. At least do either push downs or skull crushers for your triceps and do standing curls with a curl bar for biceps. Doing those 3 additional exercises will give a full body workout in under 10 minutes. Change the order of the exercises each week so you're not always doing the same exercises when you're the most tired.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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Another thing, unless you have your own gym, you're not going to be able to pre-load several machines like in the video. Adding weight to and taking weight from the machines will increase the time of the workout. Maybe you could have a trainer or partner do that for you.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:08 PM   #4
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Thats when I rest while switching weights and check out the scenery.
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I'm not clear on this: are they saying that the workout would be less effective had he rested 1-2 minutes between each set?
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:06 PM   #6
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I'm underwhelmed.

I know I could not, nor would not deal with the weights he is moving.

The dude is big, is overweight.
Does not seem agile or flexible.
He practiced for failure.
Nearly each set ended in a final failed attempt.

Not sure what they are promoting.

Other than that, a great show.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:15 PM   #8
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Nearly each set ended in a final failed attempt.
It's called muscle failure. You should go to muscle failure if your goal is to gain muscle. If you can easily do a set number of reps then you're not getting the best results from your effort. You shouldn't just say "i'll do 10 reps and stop". You should pick a weight that you can't do 10 reps and do as many as you can. That's how you gain muscle and strength. If your goal is muscle endurance or toning then high reps without muscle failure is the best bet.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:28 PM   #9
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I like to go for success.

Go for the burn in the muscle. I know when the next one (whatever) would be a failure. I never practice for a failure. And do not have the patience for a helper who helps finish the press like for the dude in the video.

Besides I'm more into agility, flexibility, balance and speed. Like throwing fast punches with 10 lb dumbbells. Or a sequence of 12 or so blocks with the same weights. Prefer to train the fast twitch fibers.

As long as what he does, and it works for him (guy in the video) is fine.
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I can see going to muscle failure, and I can see not resting between sets. What I can't see, is

(1) The majority of the workout was arms, with much less for the legs, and
(2) No way can I see doing an overhead press with 310 pounds!! That was amazing. That type of machine is really hard for me (with much less weight).
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:58 PM   #11
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I can see going to muscle failure, and I can see not resting between sets. What I can't see, is

(1) The majority of the workout was arms, with much less for the legs, and
(2) No way can I see doing an overhead press with 310 pounds!! That was amazing. That type of machine is really hard for me (with much less weight).
Actually there wasn't much of anything for the arms. Just the overhead press which works the shoulders. Then there was one for pecs and 2 for back. Then just the 1 for legs.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #12
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Or you could get real workout that has real world applicability and is still pretty quick - Crossfit.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:52 PM   #13
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This made me think of the 6 minute abs scene in movie There's Something About Mary.

The German Body Composition workout is a pretty neat workout but you're allowed ~60 seconds between sets. It also takes a bit longer than 4 minutes
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"No, 7 minute abs! You can't get a workout in 6 minutes!"
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