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A Method from The '70s. 40-70 Seconds TUT Per Set


Hey CT and all,

Back in the 70’s, I attended a lecture by the strength coach from West Point and it was the first time any of us heard about TUT; 1 set for 40-70 seconds; 2 seconds up, 4 seconds down, 8-12 reps per set. As I recall, Penn State also followed this protocol in the 80’s. 1 set per muscle group and you were done.
After having read the Best Damn Workout, I have a few questions:

  1. Are the special sets in Best Damn variations of this theme (along with AMRAP, Rest Pause etc.)?

  2. Are the effects cumulative? For instance, would two 30 second sets be the equivalent of one 60 second set.