When reviewing The New High Intensity Training by Ellington Darden, I took into consideration alot of factors. My focus in today's review will be effective background material, effective support of the subject matter and effective training programs.
The New High Intensity Training – Background Given
Dr. Ellington Darden, the author of this book, is one of many people who support the findings of Arthur Jones which ultimately became termed High Intensity Training. Dr. Darden has studied the principles of High Intensity Training and presents them very clearly in this book. His explanations make sense and are easy to understand. The reader will come away with a strong understanding of High Intensity Training.
Dr. Darden explains how Arthur Jones discovered the principles behind High Intensity Training. He examines the efforts of several young bodybuilders as they implemented the principles given by Jones. These real world examples help the reader understand the validity behind the principles Arthur Jones laid out.
The New High Intensity Training – Support of the Principles
To show us that High Intensity Training works, Dr. Darden begins with a story about Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently, Arnold was not too impressed with High Intensity Training until he gave it a shot and was humbled by it. This is a great story because Arnold is such a well-known figure in the body building world. He is someone who should be able to handle just about any training method thrown at him, yet High Intensity Training hit him pretty hard.
Dr. Darden goes on to tell the stories of several more body builders, including Mike and Ray Mentzer. The Mentzers became huge proponents of the High Intensity Training principles.
The New High Intensity Training – Training Programs
The training programs presented by Dr. Darden have been seen before in other books he has written. However, the programs still have relevance if this is your initial exposure to High Intensity Training. I personally find it very educational when someone with alot of knowledge lays out a training plan. I like to study their approach to the programming and utilize it in my own programming. I find this to be invaluable.
The New High Intensity Training – The Verdict
If you've read other books by Ellington Darden I would skip this one. If you want to know everything you can about High Intensity Training then this is a must-read book. The content is easy to read and understand. I definitely recommend reading it for students of High Intensity Training.