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What is Total Volume Lifted (TVL)

Total Volume Lifted (or TVL) is a measure of the weight (or volume) that was moved during a workout. Scientifically it is calculated as:
Weight * reps * TVL Factor
The TVL Factor is set as two (2) if the exercise performed uses “x2” on the weights, such as a dumbbell or double arm cable exercise.
Total Volume Lifted is a good proxy for how much work you did during a workout. You can expect the higher the TVL, the more strain you put on your body during the workout.
It is important to note that bodyweight exercises do not contribute to TVL. Total Volume Lifted is a measurement of the external weight lifted by an individual, and does not include one’s own bodyweight.

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