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    High Volume

    I've been lifting for a few years now, about 6, so I'm not new to this. I've been around the block a few times, and I've seen and read a lot of different things. I've read all the WBB routines and the Max-OT routine and HIT training and all that other stuff. And I've read a lot of what's on this forum (great forum, by the way). The one thing I discovered is that not a lot of people (very few, actually) use as high a volume as I do. Actually, I don't think I've seen or heard of anyone et using the kind of volume I do. I'm just wondering why that is. Am I ahead of my time? Or, more likely, am I a loon?

    Someone please explain this to me.
    If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
    Get the f$*# out.

    24 years old
    5'9"
    205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
    10% bf ->11% -> 12%
    46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
    17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
    32" waist ->same -> 33"
    26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
    17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"

    (I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)

    425lbs. bench
    515+lbs. deadlift
    450+lbs.squats

    updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04

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    what do you consider high volume

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    16 sets per muscle, 6-10 reps per set.
    If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
    Get the f$*# out.

    24 years old
    5'9"
    205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
    10% bf ->11% -> 12%
    46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
    17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
    32" waist ->same -> 33"
    26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
    17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"

    (I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)

    425lbs. bench
    515+lbs. deadlift
    450+lbs.squats

    updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04

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    I wouldnt consider that to high of a volume unless you do that muscle 2x a week with 16 sets each

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    Usually just once per week. I'm on a four day split, and hit the gym 5 times a week, so the day that gets repeated I usually drop a few sets and drop the weight, going for more reps.

    Thanks for the help!
    If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
    Get the f$*# out.

    24 years old
    5'9"
    205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
    10% bf ->11% -> 12%
    46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
    17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
    32" waist ->same -> 33"
    26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
    17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"

    (I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)

    425lbs. bench
    515+lbs. deadlift
    450+lbs.squats

    updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04

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    damn 16 sets................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil
    16 sets per muscle, 6-10 reps per set.
    That's actually not too bad for legs and back, but for arms & shoulders, it might be a little high... however, what matters is this question:

    Is it working for you? If you've been progressing, then keep doing it, if you
    ve hit a plateau, then you could try the old "heavy weights & lower reps).

    Just a though...

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    Thanks 8. Actually, it worked for me for a ling time, but I'm pretty sure that if I haven't hit a plateau yet, I'm soon due for one, so I'll give that a try.

    Thanks all.
    If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
    Get the f$*# out.

    24 years old
    5'9"
    205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
    10% bf ->11% -> 12%
    46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
    17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
    32" waist ->same -> 33"
    26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
    17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"

    (I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)

    425lbs. bench
    515+lbs. deadlift
    450+lbs.squats

    updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04

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