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Reducing Volume in Guaranteed Strength and Size?


#1

I really like the workout in your article guaranteed strength and size.

It just seems like a lot of volume in that first phase on the second workout of the week doing 5 sets of 8 on every exercise.

Would it be ok if I cut down the last two exercises of each day to three sets?


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#2

CT-I also struggle to maintain the intensity on that 2nd day so could i keep the 5 sets but drop the intensity and make it a lighter day? Perhaps 10% offset of the heavy day? Thankyou for your time


#3

Yes, very mature. If you know you cannot tolerate the volume, reduce it while keeping the pattern of the program


#4

Thank you


#5

Also, how much weight do you recommend to add each week to the main lifts?

And is the goal to get all reps every week? Example… on phase 1 to get 8 reps on all sets all 3 weeks without missing a rep?


#6

I’m going to drop the higher volume days to 3 sets also, for the reasons mentioned above and the higher volume lower body day takes me 1hr 45!


#7

Yes, so it’s best to start conervative