High volume vs low volume (the reality of)

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    Mark James
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    I’ve found with myself and my training clients, the reality is more training days are missed than originally planned and less sets are fully taken to failure than originally planned and so on…
    So to possibly balance out these missing sessions/missing taken-to-failure sets etc….is increasing the volume-number of reps and or sets still frowned upon?

    (I know Joe likes to keep his workouts the polar opposite of his explanations 😉)

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    BryceBahm
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    #103390
    Mark James
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    Thanks Bryce. Got a few more questions related to the topic so I’ll ask them all here to save ya time compared to asking them one at a time from separate question entries…
    1. I wanna say y’all either never specifically say it OR only very occasionally say it…whether it’s training a relatively newbie, novice, or an Olympia competitor….you still recommend low volume, low reps to failure? The reason I’m sort-of asking a similar question to my original question again, is because RDL’s to failure at 7 reps or preacher Curls to failure at 5-8 reps seems like a lot for a trainee who’s relatively new to all this. As a trainer very concerned with keeping my clients relatively injury free, I have trouble loading up certain lifts super heavy because it just seems rare for them to have great control (A++ form/control/execution). I’m not just referring to folks a few months in…I’m also referring to folks a few years in.
    2. Do y’all ever feel like higher volume is superior? If you were training Phil or Jay half way through their Olympia wins would you still cut their volume and reps way down with the argument it’s more effective and safer? Not saying I (or y’all) have clients with that type of genetics, but IF I (we did) would you still think super heavy/low reps is best? (Yes, I’m trying hard to get you to say higher volume might be as good or better 😉)
    3. Though overuse injuries such as tendonitis can more often be caused from high volume, I feel like i have observed acute injuries (which are often worse than tendonitis such as tendon or muscle tears) to be caused more often from super heavy weight. Agree or disagree?
    4. Would y’all rather have client be using meth as a preworkout and a combination of ghb and heroin as a sleep aid, OR be training in the higher rep/volume ranges? If the aswer is the former, you don’t have to answer questions 1-3.
    Thanks!

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    BryceBahm
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    Roberto Celi
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    This was useful thanks

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    Joe
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