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John Robert Cardillo

John Robert Cardillo

John travelled the world to learn the best training and nutrition principles and trained alongside top pro bodybuilders at Gold's Gym California. He was a student of Arthur Jones, inventor of Nautilus and Medx Fitness machines, and the pioneer of hi-intensity training. John developed the HIT3 Training System, which transformed his physique to win countless bodybuilding competitions at just 18 years of age! He was also the first bodybuilder to utilize Faradic Electric Muscle Stimulation in his training and intermittent fasting during his competition prep. John’s SHREDDED Nutrition Diet helped him build one of the most shredded physiques of all time. His diet program incorporates fasting and nutrient timing to help athletes build lean muscle while losing body fat.

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What Is the Goal of HIT3 High-Intensity Training? By John Robert Cardillo

The meaning of “intensity” is the effort being exerted to perform a specific task. The meaning of “HIT3 HI-Intensity Training” is the extreme degree of an all-out effort being exerted against heavy resistance during the performance of an exercise by training to positive, negative and static failure. I personally believe this is the single most effective method of increasing strength and muscular size.

How to Train This Way

The goal of HIT3 HI-Intensity Training is to perform an exercise until the muscle being worked reaches absolute failure or extreme exhaustion in the concentric, eccentric and static phase of each set. A well thought out HIT3 workout ensures that the minimum amount of exercise will produce the maximum amount of growth. It’s impossible to increase muscular size by performing an exercise with a weight that you were already capable of easily lifting. You must constantly attempt to lift what is nearly impossible for your muscles to do unless you reach deep down and apply maximum effort. Going beyond what you think you can do is the key to making the best gains in the shortest period of time. Such efforts will lead to momentary muscular failure and exhaustion. The last “hard to perform” repetitions result in the most growth stimulation and are the most worthwhile repetitions for building new muscle. Those repetitions are what HIT3 HI-Intensity Training is about.

Build More Muscle in Less Time

The goal of HIT3 training is to induce the highest degree of Growth Stimulation in the minimum amount of time. Once a muscle has been trained to total failure by HIT3 training, more exercise will be counterproductive and actually slow down strength increases and muscular growth, because strength increases are always followed by muscular growth. In order to train this way, you must accept the fact that you’re going to have to push every set of every exercise beyond your typical pain threshold. The repetitions performed within the pain barrier produce more muscular growth stimulus than any previously performed repetitions of that set. But some people don’t have what it takes to train this hard and as a result, they never achieve their true potential. You must be totally motivated to progressively increase the resistance and repetitions in every set, of every exercise, of every workout. You must dig down and create the highest form of intensity to stimulate maximum growth. For more information on HIT3 training, check out the following articles:

For more info on John Cardillo, check out his website at johnrobertcardillo.com or right here at Muscle Insider at John Cardillo.

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