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    Overtraining?

    I used to train about 20-23 sets per body part (way too much).

    Now a typical day looks like this (shoulders & triceps):

    warmup 1 set
    shoulder press 3 sets
    reverse fly's supersetted with front plate raises 3 sets
    upright rows supersetted with side raises 3 sets

    Triceps
    skullcrushers 3 sets
    straight bar push down 3 sets
    seated dips 3 sets
    rope pull downs 3 sets

    I am not getting good growth anymore, while my diet continues to get cleaner with more cals and protein. Possibly overtraining?

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    I try to keep my workouts to about an hour and a half, and go to 1 rep past failure with a spotter on most exercises.

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    Maybe it's just your intensity that lacks.. try forced reps and drop sets to FAILURE..
    It's not the quantity that counts.. it's the quality

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    Lightbulb yup

    Yes to quality.. perhaps if you put more into your technique it will intensify the muscles you are not working as hard now.

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    if you're an ectomorph(judging by your profile) your best bet is to train according to your bodytype, i started doing this and have had good gains, ectomorphs should train with no more than 10 sets for bigger bodyparts and 6-8 for smaller!

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