Anyone can do more. Can you do more better? Is doing more really necessary? It is very easy to default to volume, in fact it is seductive to see the miles, tons or reps climb. At early stages of development doing more usually yields commensurate results, the more you do the better you get, but then what? The point of diminishing returns kicks in. Do you push through it or do you adjust?
My experience in having gone the more volume approach in several sports is to take a giant step back and rethink what you are doing. Volume is not a biomotor quality. So trite to say but so true, in so many instances less is more. Defaulting solely to higher intensity is not the answer either. The answer is to find that sweet spot for each athlete where volume, intensity and the often-overlooked factor of density are manipulated. In my experience the answer the volume conundrum is density which I define as the frequency of the training stimulus. It can be summed up in one simple axio: a little bit more often. This is now being called micro dosing. It is easier to manage and monitor and takes full advantage of the cumulative training effect to achieve the desired adaptation.
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