Mike Mentzer Posing Routine

by Kilo on July 23, 2011

I first heard Mike Mentzer’s name in a bodybuilding magazine of my dad’s, probably back in the late 1990s. He was one of the many bodybuilders using Arthur Jones’ Heavy Duty training, or High-Intensity Training (HIT).

It pleased me to no end to see that many of Mentzer’s followers referred to themselves as Jedis, but I was a Star Wars nerd.

High Intensity Training is unusual in that it focuses on far fewer sets that what most bodybuilding programs I have seen recommend–sometimes only 1-2 sets, but sets done very, very slowly. For more on super slow training and Mentzer, Google will send you a bunch of forum threads full of decent links.

Mentzer’s struggles later in his life don’t take anything away from his physique, as you can see in the video above.

Mike Mentzer was heavily influenced by Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism. You can actually learn a lot about the man/bodybuilder by studying Rand.


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gilbert July 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm

mentzer was influeced by arthur jones quite a bit . he wanted toi intellectualise bodybuilding . this may remain debatable. hit or volume .


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