In a new video on the Athlean-X channel, Jeff Cavaliere C.S.C.S. explains how he has been able to keep training while recovering from a pretty serious shoulder injury, by dropping the volume of his workouts and increasing the load. He uses his chest and back workout as an example, demonstrating how this approach can stimulate the muscles in a new way.
“The thing that will bother a damaged structure is not going to be the load, it’s going to be the accumulation of more and more rotations on the tire,” he says, adopting a car metaphor. “So volume is what you need to manipulate when there’s already an issue… The volume is going to exacerbate an underlying condition that’s already there.”
Instead of performing one high-volume set after another, Cavaliere focuses on performing a smaller number of reps at a higher intensity on each exercise, increasing the weight and reaching