What Does Low-Volume Training Mean?

Low-volume training is a style of resistance training that integrates fewer sets and repetitions with heavier resistance than traditional muscle-building workouts. Most people follow a high-volume training regimen because they believe it's the most effective way to stimulate muscle growth. However, low-volume training may pack similar benefits.

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The key to a low-volume program isn't just about cutting the number of reps. It's also about increasing how much effort goes into those reps. Someone training at a low volume may do a short number of reps with a higher weight than someone doing many more reps with a lower weight. That person will also do every rep with a maximum effort. One benefit of a low volume workout is someone sticking to such a program will get the results he wants but spend less time in the gym.

About the Author

Jessica Bell has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2002. She has served as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Bell holds an M.A. in communications and a B.A. in English.