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  • Greg Doucette volume video.

    Hey guys, was watching a couple of Greg Doucettes youtube videos.

    I came across one which was titled "Jeff Nippard vs Jeff Cavalier, is volume killing your gains"

    It kind of got me thinking about RPE etc.

    Doucette claims that nowadays some trainees are Pu##ies, no one trains hard anymore always keeping "reps in the tank" etc etc.

    He said if he manages 10 reps then he is going for 11, if he can do 11 he is going for 12. He claims that this is whats called "training hard" as opposed to "leaving some in the tank" which he says is not.

    An analagy I thought was funny was he said that if he was offered $1000 dollars to perform another rep, then he would earn $00. Because again... he is "training hard".

    I know that we are at the opposite end of the scale, in that we use RPE, keep some in the tank etc.

    Is there any truth in what he is saying or any middle ground at least, or is the guy just full of it?






  • #2
    I think we have covered the training to failure thing a number of different times, but here's a brief review:

    -Training to failure does not seem to promote greater strength gains than training further away from failure, provided the intensity (load) is appropriate
    -Training to failure does not seem to promote greater hypertrophy gains than training further away from failure in experienced trainees and/or when using compound lifts
    -Training to failure may improve hypertrophy gains compared to training further away from failure in isolation exercises, especially in new trainees
    - Training to failure produces a disproportionately large amount of fatigue, thereby limiting volume
    - There's a dose-dependent relationship between training volume and strength, hypertrophy, and cardiorespiratory fitness provided you can tolerate the training

    I think there are likely better ways to spend your free time than watching this stuff on YouTube.

    -Jordan
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    • #3
      Yeah It turned out to be a series of videos ending in a debate between Greg and Mike Israetel, and Mike basically mopped the floor with his theories.

      Come on mate...how was I supposed to know its rubbish....without watching the video first. Personally I found it interesting to see it all play out.

      Although I do acknowledge that I should have finished with the debate video, before diacussing on the forum first.

      Cheers.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Paulscaff1 View Post
        Come on mate...how was I supposed to know its rubbish....without watching the video first. Personally I found it interesting to see it all play out.
        In general, an individual without formal training and education in a field where it's available probably should not be a go-to resource. To your point about "how should you know", I don't think that it's possible to know beforehand, but I do still think there are better ways to spend your time than watching non-experts talk about their theories on YouTube.
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