High Intensity Training
Many people talk about “High Intensity Training” or “HIT“ but nobody has a clear definition of what HIT training is, exactly. There’s a general sense that it involves “working heavy” and the influence from Jones/Mentzer leaves most thinking it involves fewer sets than other training, but there is no litmus test to determine if one workout is HIT and another is not. There is some sleight of hand going on here. Let’s just back up and look at strength training over the last century. Leaving aside all the fancy names people have come up with to describe their “system” of training, what is the one indispensable element of muscle building? Heavy weights. You have to lift heavy weights or simulate the lifting of heavy weight in order to build bigger muscles.