Originally Posted by steviekm3
TNT book said that there was a study done at university of Alabama where they took 2 groups of beginners and 1 group did a full body workout 3 times a week and the other did full body workout once a week. The volume of sets per week was the same for each of the two groups. Just the once a week group did more sets in their weekly workout and the 3 times a week group did 1/3 the sets for each of the 3 times.
Anyways after some time ( I forget how long they waited ). The 3 times a week group gained 9 lbs of muscle while the once a week group gained 5lbs.
I don't know what other variables were controlled ( diet, how many reps, timing of rep, going to failure etc ).
i have seen studies on dan moores site that say 1x a wk is less effective than 3x a wk,but 2x a wk,is as effective as 3x.
TBH unless the 2 groups in the studies,both contained identical twins of differing ages and sexes,and they stayed in a lab enviroment for the duration,then it can only be used as an indicator IMO.