Volume and recovery

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    Hey guys,
    I would like to understand a little more about recovery to be able to understand my body better and know wether I can add volume to my workouts or not.

    Firstly how do I know if I’ve recovered from a workout before being able to complete another one? Is it related to the feeling of soreness, meaning that if I don’t feel sore, I’ve fully recovered, or is it more subtle than that, in which case how do I know if I’ve fully recovered?

    Secondly if for example my chest is sore (if fully recovered = not sore, if not let’s just say isn’t fully recovered) before my next chest workout, should I take another day off and wait until it’s fully recovered, or is it fine for me to train chest even though it’s still fatigued?

    Lastly, how do I know if there is too much volume in a workout? Am I going to lack motivation and struggle to be able to finish it, or is it more related to progression on the long run, meaning that I won’t be able to bring the numbers up in the logbook and successfully achieve progressive overload, which means that if I am able to make progress I can continue adding exercices to my program?


    Ok noted thank you very much Joe

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