Interesting read... I'm just not sold on any of this stuff about having to take rests anyways. I mean, two generations ago, people were working their butts off hard labor on the farm and other places 24/7 with heavy weight items, every single day, from sun up to sun down. Good fat meals, fried bacon w/eggs fried in bacon fat, etc. for breakfast and some of the same the rest of the day. I mean, I can remember when my grandpa would get pissed at grandma when he didn't have some kind of meat cooked in butter every single meal. He was one of the strongest people I've had the opportunity to meet without the fat and without the big bulky muscles. He lived to the ripe old age of 92 and that was only because he was in a car accident at 85 where one side of lungs were punctured and caved in, an eye bled through or something, serious brain trauma, and part of his skull fractured. I had him slated to live well into his 100'S *shrug*
I just can't say I'm really sold on the part about loosing muscle or not being able to recover from heavy & hard work without 2 - 5 days rest in between. Neither am I sold on the fact that if someone works, and I mean works their butt off equivalent to what they've done a few generations ago, that any type of too much fat/carbs, etc is going to cause weight problems for anyone.
Instead of us going the Paleo diet and working only 3 days a week, has anyone studied and tried to mimic the patterns of the farmers and country folk of two generations ago?
Sorry, I prolly should have put this on a topic all it's own or just not posted it at all. lol, It's just that the link to the one work set per muscle group article that bought these thoughts up again from the back of my mind.