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Enough Work?


#1

For an upper-body template with the press, I've been doing something like this:

Press 5/3/1
Press FSL
Row SST
Some Pull-ups

Is this enough volume or does this look light?


#2

Hate to be “that guy” but the volume of work is all dependent on the individual and their goals. You’re never going to know if you don’t give it a try. Run it for a cycle or two, look at your progress, and then try to decide if it was enough volume or not for you.


#3

[quote]Sultan-of-Swing wrote:
For an upper-body template with the press, I’ve been doing something like this:

Press 5/3/1
Press FSL
Row SST
Some Pull-ups

Is this enough volume or does this look light?[/quote]

I think frequency dictates how much volume is appropriate. Are you hitting upper body twice a week? I can handle more volume if I’m doing one of those 1 bodypart a week routines, but much less when I’m doing a more strength oriented program like 5-3-1 with higher frequency. If your recovering and getting stronger your doing something right.


#4

The volume is fine - you can EASILY adjust the volume while maintaining this template. So experiment and see how each part works and how it works TOGETHER in a training program.


#5

I used the template today and am going to stick with it. I listened to the rep speed on the FSL sets and ended up doing 5 sets of 7 - terminating the set when the rep speed slowed. I’ve been using this template for a while, but a lof of times without the FSL. I like the addition of it.