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Old 04-08-2013, 09:05 AM   #250
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Originally Posted by NTF View Post
Is it possible to make decent muscle and strength gains utilizing only 1 set per heavy compound movement if you add 1 rep every workout?
I've never seen a natural, beginning to early intermediate do this so it's a hard question to answer. With that said, I believe it is possible to make progress as long as progression in the mix. Will this progress be optimal? I doubt it.

One set a week per body part isn't something I believe would serve 99% of lifters well. Think about the message it is sending to the body. 10 total sets a week (all body parts) might be a decent enough trigger to build some muscle, but from an intensity standpoint (sets/week) it is unlikely that it will be optimal.
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