Currently reading through Arnie’s Encyclopedia to Modern Bodybuilding and one aspect that seems to stand out kinda in the dark is the emphasis on much higher volume training and success with these types of training. For example Arnold states at one point doing 30 sets for shoulders alone.
This got me thinking about volume versus the stage of physical development of the individual. For those of you with more experience (in excess of 2 years) in bodybuilding either recreationally or professionally, do you find utilising more volume in your workouts yields greater results in obtaining growth in particular areas?
I’m talking set ranges that are around 20 minimum for larger muscles (chest, back, legs) and minimum 15 for smaller muscles (delts, bi’s and tri’s).
Interested in hearing the input/opinions of others. Would also like to hear from those who have been training for longer periods too, using less volume.