Volume of training

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    Devaughn
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    Has anyone else came from a higher volume of training and had some trouble converting to the lower volume of work. I have been doing sets that ended around 12-15 reps for the last two years and the switch to 6-8 has been difficult. Does anyone have any advice on how to get used to the switch.

    #259022
    Matt
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    What has been difficult about it? Are you having a hard time hitting the reps with difficulty or is it an emotional response?

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    Joe
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    Joe
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    #259669
    Devaughn
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    Thanks Joe. After listening to your message and thinking about why i am having trouble adapting to the 6-8 rep range I realized that this was my first time actually tracking my lifts. I am having trouble finding that sweet spot between 6-8 that leaves me with 1 rep in reserve. If I looked at the sets as 6-10 instead of 6-8 and still kept tracking my lifts and focused on progressive overload would I get the same results?

    #259683
    River Braswell
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    Recently incorporated a lot more dead hang chin up / pull up variations to my back & Bicep day “more stimulus” In doing this my biceps just do not seem to recover in time for my next scheduled back & biceps day. I’ve always been a frequency guy but I have a hard time convincing myself I need to do back and biceps if my biceps are still slightly sore. What’s your take on this?

    #261823
    Alex Welch
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    What I’ve started to do is if you can do a weight and hit the max number of reps in a set with the appropriate RIR, then I go up in weight. For example on flat DB bench press 70lbs to 75lbs etc. Of course strength will decrease over the number of sets as well. Hope this helps!

    #262201
    Joe
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    Thanks Joe. After listening to your message and thinking about why i am having trouble adapting to the 6-8 rep range I realized that this was my first time actually tracking my lifts. I am having trouble finding that sweet spot between 6-8 that leaves me with 1 rep in reserve. If I looked at the sets as 6-10 instead of 6-8 and still kept tracking my lifts and focused on progressive overload would I get the same results?

    #262203
    Joe
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    Recently incorporated a lot more dead hang chin up / pull up variations to my back & Bicep day “more stimulus” In doing this my biceps just do not seem to recover in time for my next scheduled back & biceps day. I’ve always been a frequency guy but I have a hard time convincing myself I need to do back and biceps if my biceps are still slightly sore. What’s your take on this?

    #262238
    Devaughn
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    Thanks that makes sense. I will keep logging and training in the 6-10 rep range so that I can get adjusted and then really know what weight I should be using for my sets to failure for weeks 4 through the end of the program.

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