Originally Posted by iSaYughh
^ I know a lot of people who try to train like that, or variants of these miracle systems.
Practically, they rarely if ever work.
You would need to be an already elite-athlete, and/or have an extraordinary mind-body connection, and degree of motivation, to do "1 rep" style training, and do it effectively.
The programs which reap the greatest results, the greatest % of the time (ie, 100%), for the widest range of people aren't a mystery, and don't need to be discovered.
Depending on your goals and what you want to achieve, there is a very simple (but not easy) way to achieve it that doesn't require anything extreme or different.
I was confused between one rep and one heavy SET.
One heavy SET is what I now believe Brooks to be advocating.