Doing sets until failure...bad for your central nervous system?

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  1. BoypussY

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    this is usually how i train, and i believe this has been the main reason why i've been able to put on some LBM relatively quickly.

    is doing ALL my sets till failure a bad idea? i usually start off doing the heaviest weight possible for 8-12 reps (till failure) then keep dropping weight and doing the same thing for 4 sets. Get a sick fucking pump too. What do you think bros?
     
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    should i listen to lumbergh or the guido? hmmmmm :mamoru:
     
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    I've heard conflicting advice about this. In for answer
     
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    i usually work my way up to one heavy set to failure, and then do a dropset.

    in for answer tho
     
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    How many sets altogether per bodypart?

    I don't believe in doing every set or most sets to failure... for me, maybe the final set on 1 or 2 exercises of a heavy/ low volume day. If that. That's if I'm doing 6-8 total sets for the entire bodypart.
     
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    for some exercises I do this but usually this type of training hurts my joints because you're compromising form when you go to failure on every set. I can do it for some pulling movements otherwise it'll cause pain. I'm seeing good progress now by leaving 1-2 reps in the tank on everything.
     
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    8-10 sets depending...i might be pushing it. I'll try doing my last sets till failure only and see how it feels. :dunno:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    i don't see anything wrong with it
    sometimes i do sets to failure, hold the weight and breath a couple secs then try to pull through a couple more reps
     
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    That's not too much. I always just go by the rule of thumb that there's an inverse relationship between intensity and volume. The more sets you do, the less you take to failure.

    Max-OT takes all their sets to failure I believe.
     
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    my 2nd and 3rd sets are always to failure, but my workouts are very low in volume
     
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    do you wear those new generation wife beaters to the gym?
     
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    Seems like something that would really depend on the individual. Personally I feel like I respond well to that type of training.
     
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    as long you are lifting progressively heaver weights and making progress. I would keep going. training is personal if it works for you might as well keep going it until it stops
     
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