What would be the effect of splitting sets of exercises for one muscle group up throughout the day? For example do one set of an exercise in the morning, one at noon, and a third set in the evening? Would this be good for hypertrophy? Alternatively, would this technique be good for running(example:run 400m 10 times throughout the day)?
Interesting and good answers. My question, is how much time do you have for splitting up your workouts throughout the day. With the other commitments on my schedule I simply wouldn’t have the time to do what you suggest. I don’t know of any journal-quality research that has addressed your question, but I tend to think of training adaptions as a result of what your did in summation over the course of the week, not any given day.