A common muscle building mistake is trying to add volume instead of set intensity. Because each set isn’t pushed hard enough, a lifter won’t feel “worked” or like they got a decent effort in after 60 to 75 minutes. As a result it is not uncommon for the lifter to then want to add more volume in because something seems broken.
Before adding volume of sets, first try to maximize the intensity of every set. Do this by pushing each set for as many reps as possible, stopping that set when you feel like you:
- Might fail on the next rep
- Your form is starting to slip
If you do this on every set, you should feel like you had an amazing workout, and probably won’t want to add in any extra volume.