According to conventional wisdom, in order to get results in a timely manner, one should train multiple days a week lifting weights for several sets of 1–5 reps for strength and 6–12 reps for hypertrophy (muscle growth).
Pete Sisco, author of multiple weightlifting books and e-books, says "…Many people can train productively lifting weights only once per month."
Sisco claims his training takes only 1% to 2% of the time of conventional strength training.
On his GetThisStrong.com website a video clip shows the 49-year-old Sisco leg pressing a Toyota. Sisco claims his 16-year-old son, who also lifts the automobile, got strong enough to perform the feat in only 45 seconds of training time.
According to Sisco, "If you want to get strong the trump card is to lift a heavier weight for a very brief period rather than lift a lighter weight many times using multiple repetitions and several sets of repetitions as most people do. Static Contraction training shows people how to lift the heaviest weight they can in only their strongest and safest range of motion but to hold the weight statically for only five seconds."
Sisco's static contraction training routines typically address only five muscle groups per workout and with just five seconds of effort for each one his workouts are brief , to say the least. Also, this training is not nearly as frequent. [Sisco says] "Almost everyone can afford time for 25 seconds of exercise once a month"
Is it true that anyone can get super strong by lifting very heavy weights for very brief durations as infrequently as once per month?