Lately I see alot of these new, intense workouts being peddled on the internet. As I have suggested to each of you, I went ahead and purchased a couple and found out some interesting (but not surprising) information.
It seems that people are now jumping on the High Intensity Training bandwagon all over again. While this training regimen has been around for 40+ years, it is still extremely effective. It was a technique that was definitely ahead of its time. What is bothersome is that these internet gurus are selling you things that you can get for free doing a simple Google search. It frustrates me to see things like this happening.
I’ve read the sales pitches and they make me sick.
“New techniques that will spur massive muscle growth!”
“A new approach to intensify your workouts!”
“Hit your body in a different way and see your results skyrocket!”
These claims are not true. There is nothing new about High Intensity Training. In fact, most people today would laugh if you suggested they try a H.I.T. routine, but the results speak for themselves. People today are into high volume body split workouts where they hit a muscle group once a week. H.I.T. would have you doing lower volume workouts where you hit the entire body three times a week with extreme intensity. As I’ve learned through my own experiments, this is a recipe for wonderful changes in your body.
The best way I can describe it is with a ditch reference. When you train your muscles hard you are basically digging a hole with every set you do. With standard high volume training you dig a huge hole and then have to wait for the muscle to completely recover (fill in the huge hole) before you can continue training that muscle. With High Intensity Training you blast the muscle as hard as you can, taking it to failure, but with just one set. You cause another not so large hole that has be be filled in before you can continue training that muscle. You will recover much faster and you will be able to hit the same muscle 3 times a week using this method. You will see greater growth because each time you dig the hole and fill it back in, your muscle grows bigger.
There is no new technique to spur massive muscle growth—it is just High Intensity Training in a different wrapper. There is no new approach to intensify your workouts—it is just High Intensity Training in a different wrapper. There is no way to hit your body in a different way to see your results skyrocket—it is just High Intensity Training in a different wrapper.
Save your money. If you buy a program and determine that it is just High Intensity Training in a different wrapper ask for an immediate refund of your money, then hit up Google and get all the information you will need. Give High Intensity Training a try. It works.