In a Hurry? Try Express Weight Training!

Here’s some good news for anyone who does not have the time or inclination to linger in the gym and grunt through repeated, hourslong sets of various weight-training exercises in order to build muscular strength.

An inspiring new study of how much — or little — weight training is needed to improve muscles’ strength and size finds that we may be able to gain almost the same muscular benefits with a single, brief set of each exercise.

The catch is, that set has to be draining. A set is a given number of repetitions of an individual exercise, whether that move is a bench press or biceps curl.

Excerpted from The New York Times

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