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VOLUME & DENSITY

Sets and repetitions have long been the key vocabulary of those educated in resistance exercise. Any discussion of weight lifting will quickly turn to the ideal protocol needed to produce a particular outcome. Fitness prescriptions are built around how many sets will be completed and how many repetitions are done in each set. Educated trainers will be able to tell you the exact schemes that work for a particular goal.

However, this is not all there is to weight lifting. There are powerful tools that are frequently neglected by trainers. These are the parameters of volume and density.

A sole focus on sets and repetitions becomes a limiting factor in many weight lifting programs. Often, the amount of rest taken between exercises and the amount of time in the gym is

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