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Poll: SSTF The Final Word
Who agrees with the definition of SSTF being one set to failure for each bodypart?
Yes - duh. Obviously Yes - duh. Obviously 37%
No - It's something else No - It's something else 62%
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Jeff60

Let's poll this
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Waynes

Switzerland

Jeff60 wrote:
Let's poll this


I think there should be a third option, as far as I can see, and will be non-biased its a contradictory statement, contradictory should be the third potion.

Wayne
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Butters

The poll starter needs to give a definition of SSTF for us to agree with or not. Does SSTF include very sub-max warm-up sets?
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gerry-hitman

Jeff60 wrote:
Let's poll this


The other question should be:
1 set to failure per EXERCISE.

It has always meant that to those who taught it originally.

1 Working set per exercise. Most recommended 2-3 exercises per muscle group.

The way this poll is done is bogus.
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Jeff60

Butters wrote:
The poll starter needs to give a definition of SSTF for us to agree with or not. Does SSTF include very sub-max warm-up sets?


Single... as in one only.
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southbeach

SSTF means just what it always meant -Single Set To Failure per EXERCISE, not bodypart.
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Jeff60

gerry-hitman wrote:

The way this poll is done is bogus.



Don't vote then... it's not exactly life or death
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N@tural1

I voted "something else" because saying SSTF must mean only one set per bodypart makes as much sence as me saying multiple sets = only 1 exercise per bodypart.

SSTF or MSTF or MSNTF only describe the actual set, there is NO description therin that explains if its per bodypart, or per exercise. That is additional info that should be supplied.
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rtestes

Mississippi, USA

Jeff60 wrote:
Don't vote then... it's not exactly life or death


Why have something that is meaningless to HIT. That is what this forum should be devoted to, especially since Dr Darden's has promoted it for years.

Just admit you made a mistake when you started the poll and check with an administrator to see if it can be corrected. If you didn't make a mistake, why did you word it that way?
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Captain Puny

Given the way the poll is worded, it seems clear that you have a point you wish to make. Why not just come right out and state your case, whatever it might be?

"Duh, obviously" vs. "It's something else" is not exactly the foundations of a very meaningful poll!
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fantombe

Hard to say because it doesn't specify who's using the acronym and in regards to what.

I might use it for both if I was writing a post and had specifically stated earlier which one it was short for.

Are we talking about SSTF in regards to Jones/Darden's HIT?
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

southbeach wrote:
SSTF means just what it always meant -Single Set To Failure per EXERCISE, not bodypart.


Exactly. Precise wording is key.
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Waynes

Switzerland

britlifter wrote:
I voted "something else" because saying SSTF must mean only one set per bodypart makes as much sence as me saying multiple sets = only 1 exercise per bodypart.

SSTF or MSTF or MSNTF only describe the actual set, there is NO description therin that explains if its per bodypart, or per exercise. That is additional info that should be supplied.


Yep.

The saying SSTF was not at all thought out, its a total contradiction,

Wayne


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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Butters wrote:
The poll starter needs to give a definition of SSTF for us to agree with or not. Does SSTF include very sub-max warm-up sets?


Warm-Ups are their own can of worms and deserve a separate poll.
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