Found an article from the 80s on the Dittilo blog. Dezso Ban's philosophy seems to be pretty close to CT's about accumulating as much volume as you can tolerate. I thought it was pretty cool. You guys might like it too. It's a neat site too that has been pimped on the forums a couple of times. I think CT even mentioned it once.
And an excerpt:
"Dezso's theory of training for he limits of one's potential lies in the assertion that the body WILL adapt to most any stress if given enough time to become accustomed to the workload. In other words, if you allow the body sufficient time to adjust to a certain load, you will recover and actually become capable of even MORE work and heavier work when this adaptability takes place. The Russians and the Bulgarians have known this for years an their lifters make their entire life revolve around the gym and their workouts, and while this might be somewhat objectionable to the majority of lifters reading this article; their results speak for themselves.
With this system of training you will be doing many sets of 3 and 5 repetitions with weights quite within the particular framework of your particular strength level. There is no forcing in this system of training. There is no place for straining under a maximum single repetition. This is saved for the "peaking out" period when you give your body a chance to show how strong it has become during the prearatory period in which you will be allowing yourself to adapt to heavier and heavier work loads.
It makes no sense to continually try your limits in the gym."