[quote]that new guy wrote:
If each exercise requires 10 sets, how many exercises do you do in a workout? I read that you should not have more than 20 sets in a single workout.[/quote]
Read up on German Volume Training. There is at least one article on this site about it.
You should never let sets limit you. You should go by your level of intensity in those sets.
Yesterday was a deadlift day for me (5/3/1) So I got in there, did my daedlifts, and got out. About 5 sets altogether. Had a busy day, didn’t really feel like lifting, so that was it. (Almost broke a PR dead too… . damn it)
But 2 days before that I had a 25+ set upper body day . . and it was awesome.
Go by your body’s physiology, if you feel good, lift. Stop doing what some idiot in a book said you should be doing, or you will end up looking like you read lots of books.
P.S - If you want to go by what some guy says, read some of Thib’s stuff on this site, that will get some sense into you.