Decreasing Volume for Gains?

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    rblaz22
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    I’ve been a huge volume person a majority of my training career, started about 13 years ago but really dialed in my training/nutrition since 2011. I’ve been hesitant to back off the volume in the past but the more I’ve been on this site and following you I see the potential benefits.

    The past 10 years I’ve basically been doing double (give or take, exception being arm training) the amount of sets you recommend on here and for your own training.

    I am very advanced in my training and I am really to looking to push my body to its natural limits (I am 100% lifetime natural). Currently 6 ft around 173ish lbs. I am starting an aggressive building phase (caloric surplus) for the next 6 months.

    To put it simply, should I be this hesitant to back off the volume given it has been so effective in the past?

    PS- attached pics to give an idea where I am currently.

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    #24833
    Joe
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    I’ve been a huge volume person a majority of my training career, started about 13 years ago but really dialed in my training/nutrition since 2011. I’ve been hesitant to back off the volume in the past but the more I’ve been on this site and following you I see the potential benefits.

    The past 10 years I’ve basically been doing double (give or take, exception being arm training) the amount of sets you recommend on here and for your own training.

    I am very advanced in my training and I am really to looking to push my body to its natural limits (I am 100% life natural). Currently 6 ft around 173ish lbs. I am starting an aggressive building phase (caloric surplus) for the next 6 months.

    To put it simply, should I be this hesitant to back off the volume given it has been so effective in the past?

    PS- attached pics to give an idea where I am currently.

    #24837
    rblaz22
    Participant

    Thanks for the advice Joe, really appreciate the reassurance. Going to cut the volume significantly and focus more on the quality of the sets/exercise selection. I’ve seen on here that most of time less is more, especially if the quality is there. Joining has significantly improved my efficiency in the gym so I’m confident the quality will be better than ever. Recovery is something that I now notice I have overlooked in the past but will definitely prioritize that in the coming months. Looking forward to taking on this new approach, thanks again Joe!!

    #24852
    Joe
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    Thanks for the advice Joe, really appreciate the reassurance. Going to cut the volume significantly and focus more on the quality of the sets/exercise selection. I’ve seen on here that most of less is more, especially if the quality is there. Joining has significantly improved my efficiency in the gym so I’m confident the quality will be better than ever. Recovery is something that I now notice I have overlooked in the past but will definitely prioritize that in the coming months. Looking forward to taking on this new approach, thanks again Joe!!

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