i was wonder if anyone read THE NEW HIGH INTESITY TRAINING by Ellington Darden. if anyone has read it i have a couple question that maybe you guys could help me out with.
and if u dont have the book i really recommend getting it. it is based on the 1970's training foundamentals that was invented by Arthur Jones. its a great book.
Height: 5ft 8in
Bench: 170 max
Squat: 210 max
Be charitable, lift harder for those who can't!!!
Not a very good book. Half is spent telling stories about Arthur Jones, who the author worships like a god, the other half on the fairly poorly thought out principles of HIT.
I have an older edition from the late 80s (I think). I liked it then - not so much now. HIT is fine as a method, but not as a system. There have been a lot of heated discussions about it here (and all over the internet) in the past and I'm certainly not trying to relive those - do a search and you'll find all you could ever want on the subject.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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I didn't care much for it. Too much ado about Aurthur Jones. Starting Strength, in my opinion, is much better.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
I have this book as well as a few of his other ones, but I haven't really looked through them much. Ellington Darden has a buttload of experience and knowledge in his head, so I'm sure there are some great ideas, exercises, etc that could be used/applied, but overall there may be better ways to achieve your goals.