Greater volume w/ less frequency or vice versa?  


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28/07/2019 12:13 am  

What's the boards consensus on volume and frequency? Do you prefer to work a bp more than once a week with less volume or one a week with greater volume?

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28/07/2019 12:35 am  

I actually like to do both until I start to stagnate...I'll stick around 12-15 reps per set, per bodypart, 2X per week for a while until it seems like I'm not growing or getting any stronger. When that happens, I'll drop my reps, add weight, and drop down to 6-8 reps only once a week per bodypart. When I start to stagnate there, I go back to more reps twice a week.

I don't do this for any given amount of time, just until I feel that I've plateaued where I'm at. It always seems to keep me moving up bigger and heavier.

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28/07/2019 1:01 am  

since i am a little older than most, i do one bp per session/week when i am building i pick a bp and do it twice a week and rotate this from week to week.


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31/07/2019 2:08 pm  

Depends on the ester you are using long or short...Long esters I spread out into 2 shots per week..lets say a Tuesday and a Friday,, this will keep your bloods stable...short esters im pinning daily and yes moving pin locations daily also,, so by the end of the week I will start again with the same muscle group I started the week before..this also helps a lot on scar tissue.


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