is constantly going to failure wrong?

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  1. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    I always go to failure on my last set of ever excersice...if I aim for 6, I usually get 4

    is that wrong? should I be getting to 6 and having just a we bit to spare?

    example:
    10*10
    10*8
    10*6 (usually only get to 4, and just can't go anymore)
     
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    i usually go to failure on every set except for my 1st or 2nd of each exercise.
     
  3. JP®

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    I go to failure on every set except for my warm up set.
     
  4. Filmboy44

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    I used to go to failure EVER set for a long time, saw great great gains.


    now, I'm doing something totally different and seeing some of the best gains I've seen in a long time.
     
  5. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    are you referring to the slow, controlled reps that you talked about in the thread you created about your back routine?
     
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    buninader SMILE!!! I just got ******!!!

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    care to elaborate?
     
  7. JP®

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    Im doing long negs to failure this time around as well. Im assuming this is what you are talking about? 4 sec negs?
     
  8. Filmboy44

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    yes, with a variation.

    What I'm doing now is higher reps, slow but a full contraction with light enough weight where I feel the muscle the entire rep range. Then I hold it for a 1-2 second count.

    Its most punishing
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    are you going to write out the rest of your routine sometime?
     
  10. Filmboy44

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    yes, as I do it. Shoulders tonight.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    thats the kind of stuff i have been doing lately too...especially on chest because my shoulders are fucked and the light weight and controlled movements doesnt irritate them as much as jerky powerful movements
     
  13. Filmboy44

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    Well I think I'm finally maturing as a bodybuilder. I'm starting to concentrate on mind to muscle connection and really feel the muscle there.

    I used to push big weights, once in a while I will still have my heavy days but its not like 400+lbs anymore. I'm doing slow controlled reps with the 120's for heavy days for a top of 6 reps. Lighter days, more controlled I'm on teh 90-100's.

    I feel "bigger" after that workout as opposed to a 440lb press. My shoulders, elbows and wrists would hurt for days too
     
  14. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    i started doing this also. for my first couple of sets it's really slow, slow neg, really concentrating. i usually have a good workout before I get to the heavier sets now.
     
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    I've come to think it is wrong to go to failure. I have a hard time getting a good workout in again for a few days, when I get the best results training every other day.
     
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