Hello to anybody who happens to read this - i'm a first time poster so it's a curious experience to actually get involved.
I recently changed the way i'm training (as an experiment) because of an article i read here on T Nation that basicaclly suggested that it might make more sense to focus on the total volume of work done in a whole workout rather than reps/set etc. Anyway, i interpreted that in my own way and the result was (as the title suggests) 20 x singles at 220kg. Previously i would have attempted five sets and i would have gotten about 4 reps on the first set - however my strength would rapidly tail off and the subsequent sets would be something like 3,2,1,1 for a total of 11 reps for the workout and burnout.
As i've already said, the new method allowed me to do 20 reps for the whole workout which felt great (no pain in ligaments/tendons)and i could have probably done more but i felt it prudent to introduce artificial limits to the workout at some point.
Now, i can see why this style of training would be great for strength gains but does any body have any experience with high volume singles and did they notice any hypertrophy while doing them? if so, at what number of reps did they experience the hypertrophy ocurring?