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Is It Bad For You?! HIGH VOLUME (German Volume Training Etc.)

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit - Is It Bad For You? This week we explore doing high amounts of volume in individual gym sessions AND overall training volume. More = better right? Well, we explore the latest and greatest scientific evidence and our own thoughts to see if that really is the case. 

We also take a closer look at German Volume Training - a popular advanced training system involving 10 sets of 10 of an exercise (normally @60%) with a 60 second rest between sets. So quite a punchy session. We talk about our own experiences with this training system (lots of pain lol) and see what the current data says. 

A lot of the conversation today revolves around recovery and your ability to recover from volume in general. Volume should be personalised and while we do explore what the data says - sometimes it's best to use the data as just a guideline and optimise from there. 


As Promised - Tom Finally Pbing His Deadlift (Maybe)


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Studies Mentioned 

Muscle Hypertrophy Response Is Affected by Previous Resistance Training Volume in Trained Individuals

Effects of a Modified German Volume Training Program on Muscular Hypertrophy and Strength

Comparison of the recovery response from high-intensity and high-volume resistance exercise in trained men

Dose-response relationship between weekly resistance training volume and increases in muscle mass: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Resistance Training Volume Enhances Muscle Hypertrophy but Not Strength in Trained Men

Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low- vs. High-Load Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Effects of a 12-Week Modified German Volume Training Program on Muscle Strength and Hypertrophy—A Pilot Study

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