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1 Top Set Per Exercise/Multiple Exercises. How Many Sets Per Muscle Are Needed?

I know Dorian Yates and Thibaudeau’s Yates inspired program advise 1 top set to failure per exercise. But he did multiple exercises per muscle. And Paul I think I’ve seen you talk about 1 top set before.

My question is how many sets per muscle do you think it takes to stimulate muscle growth?

Jeff Willet, one of the best drug free bodybuilders ever, advises 4 to 5 sets per small muscle groups (arms) and 6 to 7 total sets per larger muscle groups (legs, chest, back).

Would love to hear Paul’s and everyone’s thoughts! Thanks.

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