Well, that is also one of the keypoints you are mentioning now I am still looking for. Very intense sessions with long recovery periods VS less intense sessions with shorter recovery periods. In general I can say that the more volume I use (when doing less intense work), breaks down my strength very fast. Sure I could do more gripperwork in a certain period, but I would be working with grippers around 2, maybe 2.5 at best. Level #3 grippers are so much harder that I can't seem to find benefit from doing lots of work with 'lower' grippers if you understand what I mean.
I can't imagine how more volume would benefit me. KTA is the extreme version of that but I think that does not benefit CCS/TNS strength at all for the higher grippers. I once read that David Horne advocates three sessions per week for grippers. I have no clue what that setup should be. In terms of volume and resistance per session. I know Adam Glass also worked by doing lots of volume some periods almost every day but let's be honest, you and I have also lives (no offence meant) outside training with work, kids, household and a house outside to maintain.
So at this moment, my best shot is giving it all I have per session with grippers. I am however not going balls out with regular strengthtraining and other gripwork as thickbar. My lower arms just were shot because I have done very little thickbar work lately.
But even without going balls out, when I do good thickbarwork, I just know that I need at least 6 - 8 days of no direct gripwork for optimal gripperwork after that. I did my grippersession today but as you can see I could barely do one #3 straphold and that cost me very much strength. Better would be that I would have done a grippersession somewhere next week, wednesday or so. I just wanted to test some movements and stuff. I give myself a month for that to get that mental 'down' feeling from my failed cert out of the way.
Edited by Geralt, 13 September 2014 - 01:44 PM.