Study of the Effects of Acute Training Variables On Total Muscle Time Engaged in a Set Of Exercises
These variables can be manipulated in a single session. They include the rest between sets, number of sets and intensity. The variables can have an impact on how long a muscle engages during exercise. A reduction in rest intervals and an increase of set length can both lead to a greater muscle engagement in exercise sessions (Hortobagyi, Gomes, 2021). Additionally, increasing the intensity of the exercise has been found to reduce the total time that a muscle is engaged during a set of exercise (Gallego-Vázquez et al., 2016; Efstathopoulos et al., 2021). The total amount of time a muscle spends during an exercise set can be attributed to the three acute variables: rest between sets, number of sets and intensity. You can manipulate these variables to change the amount of time that a muscle engages during an exercise set. This information can be utilized to improve exercise performance or target fitness goals.