at what intensity to perform sets?

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  1. illmaticnyc

    illmaticnyc New Member

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    when i go all out till it hurts and i want to cry i could barely keep up till my last set. do you guys work out like this all the time and if so is it good for you or just something to do once in a while.

    just watched pumping iron and arnold was saying that its those last few reps that make you grow. i mean granted the movie is old and arnold is far from being a scientist but wondering if i should take this philosophy and apply it to every rep, set exercise
     
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    not a bad mind set....but you don't want to train to failure often if ever.


    work out intensity isn't measured in animal paks it is measured in tonnage....btw
     
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    i understand about tonnage but moving 225 on the bench lets stay 15 reps is less intensive than me moving 315 on the bench for 5 times. im moving less weight with the 315 total but im so spent afterwards
     
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    I've seen people here say that if you workout to failure you somehow teach yourself that you can't complete that last rep or 2, so that even if you have the strength you wont be able to do it. That sounds like rubbish to me but :dunno:

    ... I train with a partner and I'll rep to failure when I reach plateaus or if I feel like I've been stagnating for a couple of weeks ... I find it helpful to push myself just beyond what I can actually do (in terms of weight) and if I need a little help on the last rep so be it.
     
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    Scientific reason? :confused:
     
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    guys I really don't have the energy to go dig up the mounds of research that support not training to failure on a regular basis. Do some googling if you don't want to take my word for it.
     
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    holy cow this changes everything. ive never heard of this.

    by the way...in your other post you said eating clean isnt even necessary. can you elaboratE?
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Going to failure puts lots of stress on your CNS as well. I forget which bodybuilder said this, but "you want to stimulate, not annihilate."
     
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