I was recently asked by a client if they would experience any benefit from two sets of a strengthening exercise as opposed to performing one set.
Strength Exercise to Improve Posture
The exercise in question was the Floor M. I recommended this exercise because the client needed to improve and strengthen her posture.
She was doing the exercise with a 3 pound sand weight on her upper back and shoulder region to provide additional resistance. However, she told me that the second set of the exercises was too much. Would one set be adequate?
A Second Set Matters … A Lot!
Studies have shown that that you can achieve up to a 40% increase in strength when you increase your number of sets from one to two. The improvement is significant.
I suggested that my client try to get to the two set threshold. One suggestion that I had for her was to reduce the weight of the sand bag from 3 pounds to 1 or 2 pounds for the second set. That would allow her to gradually build up her strength.
A small change to your exercise program can have a significant effect on your overall success. Adding one set to your strength exercise program can improve your strength dramatically.