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How Much Volume with a Push/Pull Split to Failure?

I’d like to do a push/pull/leg split 2x a week and take every set to failure. I’ve tried other things, but this is the most comfortable for me. Given that general frequency and intensity, what sort of volume should I be doing? I was thinking about 3 sets for everything 2x a week. I’d do more if I could get away with it.

It’s hard for me to tell if, for example, I try to do 5 sets 2x a week and stall out if I need to endure an adaptation period or if it’s just pure overtraining. If anyone has some experience with a program like this, I’d appreciate some thoughts on it.

Thanks.

Check KingBeefs “DO this Routine…” thread in the BB section. He has exactly what your looking for

Hmm, sounds like even 3 sets all to failure would be excessive. Would 2 sets to failure give the same result as 2 normal sets with a third to failure? I just really hate the feeling of arbitrarily stopping short.