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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Honky View Post
    Everybody is different..2 - 3 sets is good..but everyone is different..20 is ridiculous unless you are on roids..
    It's high, but it's not ridiculous. 2-3 sets certainly can suffice, but for a long term and conditioned lifter that little would at times be just as "ridiculous".

    (In before long drawn out low volume verse high volume debate.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    8 sets for back and chest
    4 sets for shoulders
    6 sets for quads
    6 sets for hams
    6 sets for triceps
    4 sets for biceps
    4 sets for calves
    2 sets for forearms.
    Dude, you need twice as many sets for quads as for hamstrings. They're QUADriceps. Hamstrings are BICEPS femoris. So it's twice as many muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.V View Post
    Dude, you need twice as many sets for quads as for hamstrings. They're QUADriceps. Hamstrings are BICEPS femoris. So it's twice as many muscles.

    Frickin internet noobs.
    No. Just no. Quads are exponential. Hamstrings^4=quads
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    If you are doing 20 working sets, or hard sets which are taking to, or close to failure you are massively overtraining. Period.

    In addition, it isn't who trains the hardest, it is he or she who has the best heredity and trains at least reasonably intelligently with heredity being the #1 factor.


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    Regularly it would certainly be poor programming. In the context of overreaching for a conditioned lifter, a leg day or back day with 20 working sets is not a over training death sentence IMO.

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    In addition, it isn't who trains the hardest, it is he or she who has the best heredity and trains at least reasonably intelligently with heredity being the #1 factor.
    I don't see it on the facebook page. What and who was the quote?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.V View Post
    Dude, you need twice as many sets for quads as for hamstrings. They're QUADriceps. Hamstrings are BICEPS femoris. So it's twice as many muscles.

    Frickin internet noobs.
    By that logic you could argue quads need 4 times the working sets hamstrings do. It seems you obviously know nothing about training, conditioning, or landing hot survivor contestants.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    In addition, it isn't who trains the hardest, it is he or she who has the best heredity and trains at least reasonably intelligently with heredity being the #1 factor.
    Yes...

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