OT's thoughts on working to failure?

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  1. andrey

    andrey New Member

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    I've been on Pur's bodybuilder routine for about 6 months. Been thinking about modifying his routine by doing each set to failure. Thoughts?
     
  2. TZ

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    it can be pretty hard on you if you're not sleeping and eating properly
     
  3. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    I try not to ever fail on a lift, I get close, but I think I know when I have done the most I can.
     
  4. CPop

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    By and large I am against going to failure. Not only does it increase the time you need to recover, as well as teach you to fail, but also I find that I get bigger/stronger much better if I always leave just a little in the tank.

    If you are going to failure, do it on bullshit exercises, skulls, facepulls, etc.

    JMO.
     
  5. delay pedal

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    no one ever told me this even my lifting partner, no wonder my sleep has sucked the last month :noes:
     
  6. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I go to failure on the last set of every single exercise. Then I do another set till failure :noes:

    If I don't do this i just feel like a vagina. Am I hurting myself in the longrun?
     
  7. Skeletor

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    I go until I can't do anymore complete reps... but I won't try to pump out another one when I know I'll only get half way. Not sure if I'm going to failure or not. I also only usually do this for the last sex of an exercise.
     
  8. delay pedal

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    :naughty:
     
  9. Skeletor

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    I'm waiting for a girl to come over this afternoon :o freudian slip?
     
  10. jokka

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    i'm doing the same thing to. Dropset every last set to failure.
     
  11. NUDES

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    Were you all like, hey honey wanna come chill in my parents basement?
     
  12. NUDES

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    Dumb.

    Failure is fine here and there. ALl the fuckin time.. no way.
     
  13. antihero

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    there is nothing good about consistently going to failure. you will just burn out and learn to fail as well as increasing your recovery time..

    every once in a while, maybe, don't make it routine
     
  14. Skeletor

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    actually it's GAYER than that.... I'm dog sitting for a friend so I'm using her house to get some :rofl:
     
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    can you guys explain the "learn to fail" thing abit more? kinda confused ha.
     
  16. Mitchj

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    i thought it was expected to go to failure?
     
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    Wow, I go to failure on at least one lift every work session.
     
  18. Mitchj

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    So do you guys set a rep range... ie 10 reps, and use a weight that allows you to do that, even if you can pump 3 more out if you wanted to?

    I tend to pick a weight which only allows me to get to the amount of reps i want.
     
  19. CPop

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    IMO usually you want to leave a rep or two in the tank.

    How you feel has little to do with what works better.
     
  20. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    I do dropsets but only on certain exercises or when I don't feel like I hit a muscle group hard enough. I usually go to failure on every dropset that I do, however, would it be better to NOT go to failure on the dropsets?
     
  21. CPop

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    You're missing the point. The feeling that you associate with "hitting the muscle group hard enough" may or may not be relevent to what you need to do to grow optimally. Anyone can go kill themselves in the gym. More isn't better. Better is better.
     
  22. jokka

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    so if you stop with like 1..2 reps left.. how would you know if you're getting stronger or not.
     
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    Progress an be increased reps, decrease rest time or increased weight. Move up the weight, stay in the same rep range, stay 1-2 reps short of failure = progress.
     
  24. Mitchj

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    thats a new concept to me
     
  25. Memor

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    wise words as always, Pop :bowdown:
     
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