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Old 09-05-2010, 07:47 AM   #9
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I did a 3 on, 1 off, ala Arnold at the age of 19-20. My volume was near 20-25 sets per day. I picked up quite a number of strains, and definitely started to feel overtrained. I also torched my lower back.

A few things I learned from this:

--If I train more often, I have to drop the volume.
--Some bodyparts handle heavy volume twice a week better than others. My shoulders and lower back struggled from the work, but my upper back and calves seemed to thrive.
--I felt much better training with a lower volume.

Your mileage may vary. I know some guys can handle high volume 5-6 days per week. I can't. I can train 5 days per week if I limit sets to 10-12.
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