So I have always felt that there must be diminishing returns to scale for multiple sets when working out. It certainly seems illogical that doing 10 sets would net you gains 10x better than one set. But while on EXRX.net I found an article that seemed to cite some interesting studies?
Certainly this seems to contradict popular theories on how volume works and appropriate training to see hypertrophy and strength gains.Originally Posted by exrx.net
Has anyone tried doing just single or double (working) set workouts? I'd be tempted to try but you'd only be able to tell whether it was working after a few weeks and by that time you might have wasted a month of what could have been solid training. I know for me it has always seemed that consistency (ie how much workouts per week) has been the most important factor whereas the # of sets doesn't seem that important as long as I get a few in for each workout.Originally Posted by exrx.net
Anyone with any knowledge of this subject able to shed some light? Thanks in advance.