Mike Mentzer’s HIT approach basically requires 6 or more days recovery between workouts:
- Chest and back
- Legs A
- Shoulders and arms
- Legs B
So the workout cycle would last 3-4 weeks. My goal is upper body development (I do however perform squats on Shoulder/Arm day). If I only do 1. and 3. alternating every 7 days, obviously this means less rest between working upper body. However after 7 days I feel 100%. Is this still good for growth or should I rest longer?
Additional info: I’m around 150lbs, taking protein (100-150g), fish oil and multivitamins daily.
Additional question I know Mentzer stressed the importance on a balanced diet of LOW protein and high Carbs in one of his books… from those who tried HIT successfully do you think he could be wrong about this?