Training To Failure: How, Why, and When

 

Training to failure can help maximize muscle gains and is a great addition to many programs. Here’s how to do it:👇
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Stick with mostly isolation movements such as bicep curls, tricep pushdowns, or lateral raises. Going to failure on big compounds lift such as the bench press or deadlifts causes enormous amounts of fatigue and isn’t a good idea for 99% of trainees.
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Stick with mostly high reps to allow for lactic acid build up as well. I’d go with a minimum of 10 reps and a maximum of around 30 reps. Also, only go to failure on the last set of the movement you’ve chosen to train to failure. Don’t go to failure for multiple sets as this will cause unnecessary amounts of fatigue.
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I wouldn’t suggest training to failure year round but doing so for a couple months or cycles a year would work well for most.
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