Sunday, October 19, 2008

Interesting Article on T-Nation

Browsing the web and came across an article on HIT (High Intensity Training) on and came across a great interview on a fitness pioneer on Dr. Ellington Darden at this link.

I've read up on all sorts of approaches to HIT or HIIT but it's hard to believe that the HIT/HIIT philosophy has been going on since the 70's. It was really mind boggling how these body builders had such out of this world physiques with little or no bodyfat but it was the steroid use that really did it in for me. That's a shame...because I know unless you're on steroids or supplements or have great genes - there's no way in hell one can get as cut up or yoked as they are.

anyway, it was this segment of the interview that really hit me. It was almost Bruce Lee like by Dr. Darden in response to t-nation's closing question and I quote here:

"T-Nation: There was a quote I read on your site a while back that said, "Have the look of a lion in the presence of a herd of sheep." What does that mean?

Darden: Most people are sheep, and sheep need direction. There are very few lions out there — even the ones who claim to be are rarely lions. And they need to be exposed.

I guess the real challenge is to take the things that are basic, meaningful, and effective and present them in a way that has some pizzazz. That's what needs to be done. Like I've said before, though, if you have a quest to get a good physique, a good mind will follow. So maybe it'll all work itself out."

Here's Bruce's quote:
""Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own."


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