What is German Volume Training, and is it any good?
German Volume Training is a weight lifting method that was popularized by Charles Poliquin in the nineties, when he used to write for the now (sadly defunct) magazine Muscle Media 2000. If I recall correctly, the method was pretty much introduced to the world at large in an edition of that magazine, which was one of Bill Phillips’ ventures. It is also known as the “ten sets method.” According to Poliquin, it probably originated in Germany in the mid seventies. Some credit Vince Gironda with introducing this bulking plan, but he may have just invented a similar method himself (after all, it is not unlikely that more than one person independently managed to come up with a 10×10 system).