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"Momentary Muscle Failure, and Why We Only Do One Set"

In this week’s episode of “The Discover Strength Podcast” we continue our multi-part series featuring trainers from all the Discover Strength locations. In this series, which will air over the next few months, we talk about some of the most important things all of our new clients should know. These topics are also a great reminder for clients who’ve trained with Discover Strength for years, and serve as the foundation of the “Why” behind the “How” of what we do.

This week, Taylor Melvin (Plymouth) and I discuss one on the foundations of your workouts at Discover Strength. “What is MMF (Momentary Muscle Failure) and why is it important?” and “Why do we only do one set of each exercise?” These two topics are of great interest to new clients who’ve never been exposed to the principles of High Intensity Training before.

While the common theme in most exercise routines is multi-set training, the research (specifically in the last few decades) has come to point to single set training as an extremely efficacious and time efficient way to resistance train. The key ingredient to get the most out of a single set style of training however, is intensity, and the best way to ensure a high level of intensity is going to momentary muscular failure.

I encourage you to take notes, and share this episode with all your friends who think 3 sets of 10 reps is the only way to strength train. Let’s show everyone that you can work harder and smarter just 2x/week for 30 minutes and get the same or even better results with a “Discover Strength Style” approach to your resistance training routine.

Links to articles:
“No Time to Lift” – Schoenfeld
“1-RM Strength in Powerlifters” – PAK
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