I’m studying psychology and in searching for articles on bodybuilding psychology I came across an article claiming that HIT is evidence-based. I’m explaining how I came across the article to show that I’m not HITer looking to stir up trouble. If anyone is interested in reading it, the article can be found at
A quick summary of what the article argues are evidence-based findings:
One set of each exercise to muscular failure
Train each muscle group once per week
Use slow movements
Perform 8-12 repetitions.
When I first read it I thought there was a contradiction between recommendations, but I suppose it means that you should use weights that induce muscular failure at between 8 and 12 reps.
I’d be interested to know what thoughts people have about this.