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Yeah, fair enough but this team was an A-League team playing 21 games over 7 months. Also, my time was spent there in pre-season where they had 5 months to prepare for the season.
The main issue was not so much volume but rather that they focussed on relatively light loads, even for an 8-12 rep set which made for some very ordinary 1RM testing results.
Power done as an afterthought (i.e. 12 reps of 45 degree leg press immediately followed by 6 box jumps) or bench throws at 40% 1RM is something I also find strange now having been exposed to Union conditioning. I would have thought some Olympic lifts or power exercises at a higher 1RM% would be of benefit.