As promised, TMC is dropping our newly edited HIT Chest and Triceps Training videos. (Day 1 of Our 4 Day A Week Program)
We’re pretty confident the video’s do enough talking.
For those of you contemplating doing HIT, we’re offering a Primer on what to pay particular attention to in all our videos.
- The Cadence of our Sets. A “Normal HIT Rep” is incredibly controlled and smooth with a 4 second lowering phase(eccentric) with a 1.5 to 2′ second up(concentric). Markus varies the parameters usually from session to session. Some of the intensity principles he’ll add include, Static Holds, Negatives, Partial Reps, Assisted Reps, Forced Reps and Isometric Contractions. (We will have a Blog discussing and showing all of these principles in full detail within the next 3 weeks. Understanding and applying these kind of variables can make a dramatic difference in your physique)
- Contracting the Muscle Fibers. Listen to Markus in the videos as he coaches us. He’ll say things like “Stop swinging, gripping, or using momentum, slow down, breathe”. What he means by this, is as your mind starts to tell your body to stop, your concentration can lessen and momentum/adrenaline/fear can overtake your targeted muscles from contracting as intended. As we stated previously, the focus required to continue is ENORMOUS and must be learned. Once you can do this and make every repetition contract the intended muscle fibers hard for 2′, the changes to your physique become shocking.
- Markus spotting us at the right point in the movement. As we’ve already stated, having a Master HIT Trainer to help, coach, inspire and demonstrate is INVALUABLE! To those of you who can’t find one proximal to your location, the next best thing is a training partner also committed to getting the most out of HIT. As much as we’d like to say HIT Training can be productive with one person focused like a “Yogi Walking on Hot Coals”, it’s unlikely you can do everything necessary to maximize the full technique arsenal of an HIT protocol without assistance. Can HIT Training still be productive solo? ABSOLUTELY! It will require some modifications and hopefully some tutelage with an HIT Master Trainer when starting out.
- The focus and will to continue and finish the set. This is the hardest thing about HIT Training. As Markus is fond of saying, “C’mon, you only get this one set, you need to, you have to, MAKE IT COUNT” Even the most focused and calm can become distracted. In commercial gym settings this is very commonplace. When training in HIT Fashion, many people will stop what they are doing to watch you- wondering what the hell is going on. You have to be able to ignore everything but your task at hand. This is much easier said than done. You will see in many of these videos, our mind forcing us to give up before our target muscle has actually reached failure. When you see physical gyrations, or extreme facial contortions, and Markus saying “keep going” or “Hardcore, you can do it”, “one more-focus” “you only have one set” etc and then we stop the set, you know our brain melted down before our targeted muscle did.
TMC Chest Training HIT Video
TMC Triceps Training HIT Video