6 Ways to Identify Junk Volume


Last week I explained that one of the biggest result killers in training is junk volume.

Think of this as aimless or haphazard workout routines that lack structure or a specific goal.

This week I’ll help you identify it:

Signs that your workouts may be junk volume:

Lack of progress: If you’ve been doing the same exercises with the same weights and reps for months and not seeing any progress, it could be a sign of junk volume.

Feeling exhausted: If your workouts leave you feeling exhausted and drained rather than energized, it could be a sign that you’re doing too much and not getting enough recovery.

Overtraining symptoms: Symptoms of overtraining, such as fatigue, mood swings, and decreased performance, can be a sign of junk volume.

Repetition for the sake of repetition: Doing the same exercises over and over again without any real reason or goal can be a sign of junk volume.

Lack of purpose or structure: If your workouts lack purpose or structure and you’re just going through the motions without a clear plan, it could be a sign of junk volume.

To avoid junk volume, it’s important to have a clear plan and purpose for each workout, track your progress, and focus on quality over quantity.

In addition- know exactly what you are doing at the gym, when and why. Have a plan! Follow and periodize.