i won’t pretend to be a doctor, but i’m reffering to human body science. The same way your skin tans from exposure to sunlight, your muscles respond by growing when exposed to high intensity stimulus.
as for distinguishing “growth” and “growth mechanism”, i don’t understand the piont you are trying to make…?[/quote]
No kidding you’re not a doctor. You haven’t quoted any science, you just made a bunch of anecdotal observations. What is the science behind tanning skin? Tell me. “Stick it in the light and it gets dark” is not science.
Yes, your muscles respond to growing when exposed to high intensity stimulus. That doesn’t contain the word “failure” in it anywhere, does it?
Are you telling me that 10x3 isn’t high intensity stimulus? Are you telling me that muscles grow only by the Arthur Jones stimulus method? What about volume? What about Eastern European and Russian volume training? How did those guys get so freakin big?! They must have secretly been using Nautilus machines while pretending to do massive volume. Here’s a clue: if you constantly train to failure, you limit the volume you can do. Hmmm… all of a sudden we have a contradiction.
[quote]Just off the top of my head, books i’ve read, Arthur Jones Nautilus Training Principles, Mike Mentzer Heavy I and Heavy Duty II, High Intensity Training Dr. Elington Darden, Rational Strength Training Dr. Kevin Fontaine…
I’ve read weider books, Anorlds Encyclopeida to body building (another weider product) etc… these have nice pics - but for actual practical sustance contain absolutly nothing.[/quote]
Ahhh… now it all makes sense. This is almost a check-list for All You Wanted to Know About HIT In One Simple List. Did you read ANYTHING by anyone other than your favorite HIT authers, or from authors who were not exceptionally genetically gifted? You do realize that regular people can’t train the same way as genetic freaks? They grow so big because they are genetically gifted, sometimes in spite of their programs, not because of them. And Weider? What science has he ever conducted? Please, give me examples.
Here’s an exercise: Read this article and tell me why the science behind it is unsound.
Here’s another tip: educate yourself a little more. You might actually like it.