“Balance Your Training”
A training program should be balanced in terms of sets, reps, total time under tension, and volume throughout the entire body, but particularly in opposing movement patterns. If, for example, you’re doing 2 sets of 10 reps in the bench press, and 2 sets of 10 reps in the seated row, this isn’t necessarily balanced. You could be pressing with 200 pounds ? that’s a total volume of 4000 pounds ? and rowing with only 150, a total volume of 3000 pounds. This is actually a major imbalance and would need to be addressed. An imbalance in volume will end up causing a major shoulder girdle problem. In an ideal situation we’d be using the same sets, reps, and loads in all antagonistic movement patterns."
So I was wondering about this? How can one balance this out? I follow a powerlifting routine, can I just add extra sets?
Do I have to track my total bench poundage/volume per week and and recaculate for rows as my PR’s go up?
Am I over thinking this?