Please do not misinterpret me when I slam volume training from time to time. I am not anti-volume work. Only anti-volume for those that can't handle the workload. And the truth is, most can't unless it is very strategically "waved" or intensity/volume cycled. I train some of my personal training clients using volume work. BUT........ONLY THOSE THAT BODIES CAN HANDLE IT WELL. THEY ARE A SMALL SEGMENT OF THE TRAINING POPULACE. I train a LOT more using strategically "waved" or intensity/volume cycled volume training. And of course, most get fairly low volume work because it is what they respond best to, and is at the limits of their bodies recovery ability.
That was no secret. So what is the "insiders secret" I was alluding to? Well the secret is that a LOT of the guys you see on the boards going on and on about volume training, or how overtraining is a fallacy, are guys that are quite new to the lifting game. They decide to get started bodybuilding. Read the shiny muscle mags about the pro's, start doing volume work just like the big-boys, and BAM! They make some good newbie size and strength gains! They go on the boards and talk all-up how well this type of training works, and some time later BAM again. They fall flat on their faces and all progress stops. Some of these guys end up being personal training clients of mine. Since I have followed many of their posts on various boards throughout time, I see where the volume illusion ended up popping, and they decide to make a change.
Don't listen to anything but your OWN body. If volume works for you use it! It's a great tool for those it works for. But if your not growing now, how is it supposed to "magically" start working one day??