single set exercises

  • 1974Warrior

    Posts: 90

    Oct 30, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    I read Laird Hamilton's book Force of Nature were he discusses his workout program. I have been working out for 6 months and adding muscle, around 12 pounds of it but my body fat % went up 3-4%. I work 12-14 hour days 4 days aweek so don't have much time for working out. I will admit I do not have the best diet I eat right for a couple days and then bindge on crap. My cardio is not exactly up to par either due to injuries and lack of time and energy after working long days....i'm not making excuses I know that its on me to put in the effort to get the results.
    I have been doing supersets (ie bench and deadlifts sets with only 30 seconds rest after each pair) that has given me some cardio benefit but my main goal is to trim down not bulk up. Laird does a program of single sets of high reps and does a circuit (but he can afford to spend 3-4 hours a day in the gym) I tried doing medium weight and did as many reps i could till exhaustion or form started to go bad. I was dead at the end of my workout and drenched in sweat. I felt this was beneficial because I like to incorporate alot of different exercises in my routine and this allowed me to do so. I only did each exercise one time but did anywhere from 20-40 reps depending on the exercise. I did a full body workout and did a few exercises for each muscle group. Does anyone else do a routine like this and is it beneficial for me to only do one set? any help would be great.
  • rdberg1957

    Posts: 656

    Oct 30, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
    I don't, but I have been curious about single set.