High Intensity Training
High Intensity Training was introduced to the world in 1970 by Arthur Jones, the inventor of the Nautilus Machines. It was the first time anyone had ever taken a scientific approach to weight training. Jones warned that 98% of all weight trainers of that day were ‘over-trained.’ Jones said “It’s not the amount of work, but the intensity of effort that builds muscle.”
Jones also says:
“With the proper use of High Intensity Training, anyone should be able to reach their full potential in one year or less.”
“Never make an exercise easier, always make it harder.”
“Never stop short of momentary muscular failure.”
“High Intensity Training must be Brief, Infrequent and Intense.”
Using High Intensity Training methods it is possible to get maximum results in less than two hours of actual workout time each week.
These are just a few of the key High Intensity Training principles taught by Jones and used in my program.
Three sets of ten is a very popular training program used by many personal trainers.
3×10 is at best three warm-up sets, and will do nothing in the way of increasing size or strength to the muscle.
I believe that High Intensity Training has made the difference in my own personal success as well as contributing to the great success of the thousands of clients that I have trained over the past 40+ years.