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    Logic!!!

    I have a question, and I'm prolly gonna get some shiat for it, but here it goes. If someone is just starting to work out, I'm assuming that their body can handle doing a few more sets than what is recommended. Would it make sense to do somewhere around 16 sets per muscle for the first month or two, then start to the recommended 4-10 sets per muscle? Let me know your guys's thoughts please.

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    No, imo your tendons and joints will still suffer from the stress, and I don't beleive you are any less prone to overtraining.
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    Why start with bad habits? I had high volume habits for a while and nothing good came of it.
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    the point of doing more sets is?
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Well, when I worked out a few years back, I did high volume and saw some pretty good results. I would do about 4 exercises at 4 sets a piece. Sets of 10 8 6 6. That's why I am curious if it will be that bad to do something like that.

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    Originally posted by BIG-AL
    No, imo your tendons and joints will still suffer from the stress, and I don't beleive you are any less prone to overtraining.
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    That's not a bad thing over the short term.

    I don't see why you'd train any different at the beginning, though. If you want to try high volume, go for it. Just remember to add in deloading phases every month or so.
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    Power, what's deloading phase? How does that work?

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    Without going into the complexities, its basically a week of fewer training days, fewer exercises, fewer sets, lighter weights, or any combination.

    The idea is to provide a period of less stress after a period of heavy stress for recuperatoin purposes.

    Every 3-6 weeks is a good idea on heavy training programs.
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    i use to do like 12 sets of bp, little to no gains, do like 6-8 sets instead

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    hahaha delvey you screwed up your stupid smiley


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    BTW, your muscles, first starting out, are soft and weak, like a bowl of soba. You must work out correctly, that is, for strength and mass.

    First starting out, your muscles will react to anything you do to them. Just like when a seasoned BBer changes up his routine to shock his muscles to grow, you are, in essence, shocking your muscles for the first time, so do it correctly, zombie bait.

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    I thing beginners (and I mean those just starting out), spend a little more time doing more sets of the basics in order to learn the movements.

    So I don't think it is a bad idea.

    As the loading increases and intensity increases, the individual will have to adjust the workout to find the optimal volume.
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    I think that doing more as a new trainee than you would as a seasoned lifter is asking for injury.
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    So let me ask you this...

    Is it bad to do supersets on your muscles every week or should they be done in moderation (meaning every other week or two)?

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