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Robbie Totten
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Cheers for the reply – I appreciate it. I understand diminishing returns and progressing volume of sets per sesh/week beyond your max recoverable volume is going to lead to regression if anything. I wasn’t suggesting an endless run at increasing sets on sets.

I’m still no clearer on the argument of higher volume (working sets per session and week) with RIR of say 3 making its way to 0 RIR on the last week of a meso before a deload Versus training with low volume (with respect to working sets per
session/week) on the potential outcomes for hypertrophy for intermediate to advanced lifters (assuming a level of skill development that isn’t a limiting factor that comes with experience that you were referring to).

In essence: high volume RIR Versus low volume every set failure. Which is better and why? Or is it personal preference (I appreciate there may not be a definitive answer here but the research does seem to lend itself to higher volume according to the likes of Dr Mike).

Thanks in advance!