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Mike Mentzer, Heavy duty?

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Asked by: Heidi Gilbert

How much could Mike Mentzer bench press?

370 lb

By age 15, his body weight had reached 165 lb (75 kg), at which Mike could bench press 370 lb (170 kg).

How do you HIT Mentzer?

First two warm-up sets the light and the moderate now they do one quite a bit heavier to get him especially ready for the high intensity workout to come. Okay okay Margaret this is your last warm-up.

What did Mike Mentzer do for abs?

That day Mentzer did situps over a bench while holding a 100-pound plate against his chest. He did about eight reps per set and did three sets total. Mike believed that you should train your abdominals the same way you would train any other muscle, and that’s precisely what he did.

How many reps did Mike Mentzer?

He advocated a heavier form of HIT. Whereas Jones prescribed one 20-rep set per exercise, Mentzer lowered the ideal rep range to six to nine: Choose a weight so heavy that you reach absolute failure at six to nine reps, then keep going. Failure wasn’t enough for Mentzer’s Heavy Duty system. It went beyond.

How do bodybuilders train to hit?

The acronym “HIT” stands for High Intensity Training. You need to work hard, as hard as possible in GOOD FORM, you only need 1-3 sets of a few basic exercises performed in an hour or less, and you need no more than three times per week, often two times, or even one.

What are forced reps?

Quick Reference. A method of weight-training in which a partner helps a lifter to continue training beyond the normal limit of fatigue. When the lifter has completed the number of repetitions that causes fatigue, the partner physically assists the lifter to perform more repetitions (usually 3–5 more).

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