People interested in bodybuilding might wonder if volume training is effective for building muscle. For people that do not know about it, German Volume Training originated in the 70’s and it was for weightlifters to put on muscles in the offseason. The premise behind it is the 10 by ten approach.
- GVT is a high volume style that originated in 1970’s Germany.
- Developed for weight lifters to put on muscle in the off-season.
- Uses 10 sets of 10 repetitions, using the same weight across all exercises.
“With a typical GVT program, you’ll use 60% of your one rep max, meaning a weight you can lift 20 times if you were to go to failure but stopping at 10 instead.”