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When it comes to strength training, there's nothing magical about three sets. In fact, a single set of 12 to 15 repetitions can generally build strength just as effectively as can multiple sets of the same exercise. So if you're short on time, try this approach: Work your major muscle groups at least two times a week. Do a single set of each exercise, using a weight or resistance level heavy enough to tire your muscles after about 12 to 15 repetitions.
Seek balance when weight training. Work all of your major muscles, including your abdominals, legs, chest, back, shoulders and arms. But strengthen opposing muscles in a balanced way, such as the front of the shoulder and the back of the shoulder. Avoid exercising the same muscles two days in a row. You might work all of your major muscle groups at a single session two or three times a week, or plan daily sessions for specific muscle groups. For example, on Monday work your arms and shoulders, on Tuesday work your legs, and so on.
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