HIT the Ground Running in 2011
The new year is a time for resolutions, goal setting, and assessing where you are in life.
A big key to starting the new year off on the right foot is to get some momentum built up right out of the gate in January.
Here’s a way to do that with your weight training.
High Intensity Training, HIT for short, was founded by Arthur Jones in the mid-60s and slowly but surely found its way into the mainstream.
While HIT has gone through different incarnations and modalities, some basic principles of Jones’ theories remain:
- Train to failure
- Use only 1-2 Sets
- Use compound, multi-joint movements
- Perform these exercises 2-3 times per week
- Heavy weight with max intensity
I’ve trained various ways throughout my lifting life, but no matter what, I always come back to HIT.
Because it works. Period.
If you’d like to start the new year right, try this basic HIT program for about 4-6 weeks and watch how fast your strength and physique improves.
Perform this total body workout twice a week with heavy weights, (whatever is heavy is for you), with 1-2 sets per exercise. For best results be sure to drink lots of water, get plenty of rest, and eat good, healthy food.
Basic HIT Workout
Overhead Press 1-2 x 8-10
Pulldown 1-2 x 8-10
Bench Press or Dips 1-2 x 8-10
Bent Over Row 1-2 x 8-10
Squats/Deadlifts 1 x 10-12 (Perform squats one workout, deadlifts another)