One Set at 80% ORM

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by SummerStriker, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. SummerStriker

    SummerStriker Black Belt

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    I'm reading a most recent personal trainer text book.

    In it, they site a study that says that their is no difference in muscle gained by body builders who only perform one set vs. multiple sets.

    If I bench 200 pounds max, then there is no difference in the muscle I gain from 8 x 160 pounds once vs. 8 x 160 pounds, 3 times, with 60s rests.

    Then, without siting anything, they go on to recommend one set only for beginners and multiple sets for everyone else.

    What's the deal?
     
  2. Cygnus-X

    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    Even if that was true (which I don't think it is and I would have to read the study), there would still be overwhelmingly good reasons for beginners to do multiple sets.
     
  3. Eric Brown

    Eric Brown Crusty old bastard

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    It is not true. There have been a few studies of this nature, but all have used a corrupted statistical sample group. (example, using novices who gain on just about anything, or using people already training HIT and then increasing their training volume by 900% and wondering why they do not make progress).
     
  4. SummerStriker

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    Got ya. Thanks.

    If that's true, seems weak it is in a text book.
     
  5. Eric Brown

    Eric Brown Crusty old bastard

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    What text?
     
  6. SummerStriker

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    One of the expensive certified personal training courses. I don't want to say which one specifically.
     
  7. Eric Brown

    Eric Brown Crusty old bastard

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    Ah, ok. Big difference between that and what I was thinking of (actual ex phys text). I was about to lose my shit.
     
  8. SummerStriker

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    Haha, no. I took a community college physical trainer course once and it was on a much higher level than this book. I feel like I'm learning to play doctor.
     

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