Physiotherapists usually make you do several light sets every day in order to strengthen your healing injuries.
Military training consists of lots of calisthenics, almost daily.
Not so long ago, it was not uncommon that Lorries had no power steering. Lorry drivers developed huge arms, merely by doing their job day after day with that vehicles.
The same for miners and heavy-duty workers in general around the 1900s.
I remember too, some very famous "body-building-at-home" courses from the 1950s that were very famous still in the 80s in the country where I live, that resembled the Charles Atlas method. That courses consisted of several exercised to be done daily, one only set per each exercise. Every 15 days, the exercises changed.
Well, that is my question. If reducing the volume to one only set per exercise obviously reduces the chances of over-training and injury, why not training a single set per exercise, every day? It seems to me a more progressive way of strength training. Less repetitive stress on your joints, less micro-trauma and less recovery time needed, but all that, more often.
We have evolved to be in a constant fight against the environment. I am sure our ancestors didn't climbed the trees nor ran to escape predators twice a week, with rest days in between.