Welcome to the newest Discover Strength Podcast Mini-Series where we will focus on 12 things we think are essential to getting better results from your workouts in less time. Join us as we go deeper on each topic in a format that’s perfect for sharing and broadening your own knowledge. Thanks for joining us, and please enjoy this week’s episode on one set versus multiple sets.
Since the end of World War II, we have been taught to do three sets of 10 repetitions, based on how two trainers, Dr. Thomas DeLorme and Dr. Arthur Watkins, worked to rehabilitate veterans with strength training programs.
The truth is, you don’t need multiple sets.
If we are going to momentary muscle failure on the first set, additional sets add no benefit. A second or third set simply recruits the same muscle fibers. We aren’t tapping into new or higher-threshold fibers with more sets. If we are going to momentary muscle failure on the first set, additional sets add no benefit.
One set, with great form, and a high level of intensity, produces the same benefit in a fraction of the time.
Listen to Logan and David go deep on this topic today in this podcast episode on one set versus multiple sets. If you are enjoying the Discover Strength podcast, make sure to leave a review, and share it with your friends!
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In addition to the podcast episode on one set, we also have a Youtube Video of our CEO Luke Carlson speaking on One Set. Watch it HERE.