Why Training Volume Matters

There has been a lot of discussion over whether or not training volume is important for hypertrophy and strength as well as the potential for injury. I address these issues as well as my own experience.

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References
Multi-set training superior to single set for strength & hypertrophy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23249767

Dose dependant response of training volume on hypertrophy & strength: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25546444

Low load produces similar hypertrophy to high intensity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22518835

Volume associated with hypertrophy more than intensity:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18841079

Training twice a week superior to once per week even with volume equated: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27102172

Volume increases CSA more than intensity:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10721510

Meta-analysis: dose response of volume/set number on hypertrophy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20300012

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