Thanks for the replies. I guess I knew it was important, Specifically I was referring to how much importance I should place on that method of calculation vs. gauging solely on an increase in weight used.

Which, I suppose works just fine when you’re doing the same type of sets for a couple weeks. The question really just arose today when I did 30 squats, varying my weight and reps heavy, mid, light and 3,5,7,3,5,7.

My total volume was greater than my last 3x10 workout, and I got to thinking about how, organizing my reps/weight in this new way, let me distribute my workout energy better, to complete the 30 total reps. But at the same time, there is this nagging feeling of being redundant, missing the point, or otherwise thinking too much. At the end of the day, Eat and lift is still my modus operandi, but, I am still a dork.

I have no problem sitting down with a calculator before and after a session, it’s actually pretty beneficial to organize things this way.

I hadn’t even considered the ‘distance moved’ variable, but that is huge too, will have to start considering that in my calculations.

Any other tips or input on practical ways to calculate and approach volume.

Would it be beneficial to tally up the volume of the entire week’s worth of workouts, or is that splitting hairs?