I think something HAS to be said about that book review. The friggin’ thing says “Add up to 18 pounds of muscle in just 2 weeks” right on the cover.
Now, I’m all for trying new routines and testing things out just as CS suggests and I’m not dogmatic about any specific lifting paradigm, but I’m totally against rediculous marketing campaigns.
Eighteen pounds OF MUSCLE in 2 weeks?! That’s absolutely insane. Maybe if you have the genetic mutation like that kid a couple months back AND you take so many steroids your eyes bleed. Not to mention the amount of protein (and calories) you’d have to ingest is rediculous.
I think the marketing of that book is no better than the Bowflex. In fact, maybe we’ll see one of those as a t-jack next?! With that on the cover, I’m surprised CS didn’t rip it to shreds. I realize he said that he may not believe everything, but that claim sets the whole book up as suspect…AT BEST.
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I’m going to have to agree with Matthew on this one. I have no doubt that Dr. Darden’s HIT system works but the marketing does come across as being a little shady.
I’ve read through the site and understand that part of this 2 week protocol involves the use of creatine. So most likely alot of this weight is due to increased water volume. Also, was the person in a fasted state to begin with? Did they just finish dieting? Were they carb depleted?
You have to wonder if this is physiologically possible as well. An approximate for a pound increase in bodyweight is around 3500 excess kcal is it not? Multiply this times 18 in 14 days. Does it make sense? Could you reasonably eat that much extra food?