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Started By Analyzer (CDA, id, U.S.A.)

Started on: 2/28/2004 1:59:18 PM, viewed 2587 times
Volume- an old idea I had, renews my veiws

I was reading through these old notebooks I used to keep, I used to sit and just write my thoughts down about weightlifting, I have like 3 big notebooks full. And I had an idea years ago that I forgot about, and once I read it, I remembered and thought ′hmmm′. It goes something like this…

If you did a set of bench presses on Monday, and you knew on Friday you would be recovered and have improved, you wouldn′t do more benches on Wednesday knowing your not recovered right? And you definately wouldn′t bench again on Tuesday after benching on Monday right? So if 72, or 24 hours is too soon to bench again, why bench again 2 minutes after you just benched? (ie, a second set) If repeating an exercise before your recovered (like the next day) is not productive, how can repeating it 2 minutes later when your even LESS recovered be productive?



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Buffed (stockholm, 4567, sweden) on 2/28/2004 2:16:17 PM

Same thing with other bodyparts….you don´t do bench on monday and

triceps on tuesday……or pulldowns one day and bicepscurl the day after


Analyzer (CDA, id, U.S.A.) on 2/28/2004 5:03:00 PM

Yes, exactly, so is it wise then to do another set 2 minutes later if doing one 24 hours later is too soon?

(trying to rationalize this out 🙂 )


Ferrari (Gatineau, QC, Canada) on 2/28/2004 8:46:05 PM


I think that it comes down to minimizing overlap as much as possible. Either with different exercises or more sets of the same.

Analyzer (CDA, id, U.S.A.) on 2/28/2004 9:43:37 PM

Minimizing overlap.. I think I might have worded something wrong, sorry, is what I was meaning with my post is from reading something I wrote a long time ago, I remembered why I figured that one set was enough. ie one set as opposed to 2 or 3 sets, and that is the idea that if one won′t train an exercise the next day because it′s too soon, why would we train the same exercise 2 minutes later ie a second set.

Does that make more sense?

(My idea is in support of single sets)

Take care!


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