Elements of Training: Volume

Training Volume

Training volume is another one of the training variables that can be manipulated to avoid adaptation. Volume is a principle aimed directly at the number of sets and repetitions you complete during a training session. There are generally two schools of thought on this issue and we will examine both of them during out discussion. Appropriate Repetiton Range One way that the … [Read more...]

Stronglifts 5 x 5 for Squatting Success


The Stronglifts 5x5 workout is a hybrid of the Starting Strength workout by Mark Rippetoe. The aim is to build strength and muscle. The question: is it effective? Stronglifts 5x5 basics This program involves 2 workouts lifting 3 times a week, rotating both workouts in an alternating fashion. If you were to lift Monday, Wednesday and Friday you'd do Workout A on Monday, … [Read more...]