Episode 102 – Paul Carter and Dr Scott Stevenson: Maximising Your Muscle With Low Volume Training

Episode 102 – Paul Carter and Dr Scott Stevenson: Maximising Your Muscle With Low Volume Training

There’s been a growing debate in the industry between those who recommend high and low training volumes. I’ve always been on the side of lower volumes, and found better results in strength, muscle and recovery from doing so. To explore this topic deeper, I decided to bring on two experts: Paul Carter and Dr Scott Stevenson, to share their knowledge.

We discuss the benefits of low volume, the drawbacks of high volume, and why if you opt for high volume approaches, you may be selling yourself short on results, and wasting a lot of time!

As always, Paul and Scott don’t hold back, and we go deep into two hours of training talk. For anyone who’s wondering whether they’re getting the most out of their workouts, you’ll want to listen to this. We cover mindset, visualisation techniques, mind muscle connection, and how to get the most out of the least. 


“If you can’t grow with 15 sets a week, then there’s nothing magical that’s going to happen at 20’’

Paul Carter

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1.10 – What is low volume?

9.13 – Creating intensity

11.43 – Going past the newbie gains

16.32 – Leaving reps in the tank

19.21 – Training personalities

22.03 – Brad Schoenfeld’s training volume study

41.37 – How to psych yourself up

45.59 – Performance and arousal

51.22 – Importance of visualisation

54.01 – Mind muscle connection

1.11.35 – Bosu ball training

1.16.17 – High volume training

1.38.22 – Paralysis by analysis

1.42.04 – One point for the average person in nutrition, training and healthy lifestyle

1.54.23 – One tip for anyone in their 40s and 50s

1.58.36 – Being health driven

1.59.02 – One habit to build off on


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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.