Any of you bodybuilder type brolies ever try high volume training?

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  1. Marijuanair

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    I'm thinking of doing ultra high volume/low weight training for a few weeks to see the results. I typically do a standard hypertrophy style training routine but I switch it up once in a while to include a high volume week and a low volume high weight week. I'm half way through my cut and am making pretty good progress so I'm not sure if I should change what I'm doing or not. I've always heard the "high reps to get ripped, high weight to get big" crap that people say (the ones who have no buisness giving fitness advice) and am thinking of trying it out.
     
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    Ok so... you heard advice from people who have no business giving fitness, but you're going to follow it. Them steroids goin to your head, boy
     
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    i think you should try using what works for you

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    I'm asking here because of the I dont like taking advise from those people, and was hoping someone like cave or noquarter had some experience with that kind of training. I figure if anything it will help my endruance out.
     
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    specify what you mean by high volume
     
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    That's what I was going to ask....
     
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    kenwood high and my bass down low.
     
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    Personally I'm doing what I consider high volume but not to get ripped... more for hypertrophy.
     
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    High volume as in maybe 3-4 sets with anywhere from 20-50 reps per set for each exercise. My typical hypertrophy routine is 6-15 reps and medium high weight for my strength range.
     
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    Well...can't talk from experience then since I've never tried that.
    I just think that it would likely be an inefficient approach. Not that you won't get absolutely no results. For a short period it could probably induce hypertrophy. But if you're looking to get ripped... I'm with Maine on this.
     
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    is 8-10 reps a good range for a mix of hypertrophy and strength?
     
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    I would say yes, typically higher weight lower reps is used to increase strength.
     
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    I've heard short periods of high volume training like 3-4x20 is good for fat loss due to an increased GH release?

    edit: Just read that t-nation article, guess it does increase GH, just not enough to make a significant difference..
     
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    I think what you should be looking for is something in the range of 12-15 of which 8-10 of those reps you can get, then the rest are rest pause type reps. Superset those with another movement or do one huge gaint set. Its been working for me.
     
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