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2005/08/01 13:16:15 (permalink)
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Training To Failure?

You'll all be pleased to know that i've taken the plunge and finally joined a proper gym :)

The personal trainer has set me up on a beginers routine, split over two days as i play footy three times a week.

He said we'll focus on the core muscle groups at first, so there are lots of exercises with the swiss ball, crunches etc. Im fine with this for now.

Im wondering on some of the machines, im doing 3*weight to failure. Is this a good thing? Its mostly on the chest press, shoulder press, seated row etc
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    Daffyduck
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    RE: Training To Failure? 2005/08/01 13:53:25 (permalink)
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    There is divided opinion on this subject - some advocate that you can only grow if you train to failure whilst others have the opostite opinon ...

    speaking for myself I believe that you dont have to train to absoloute failure in order to grow - as long as your form is good and you continue to add weight steadily then there is no need to for want of a better word "hammer" you mucles into submission - just because you dont feel a burn doesnt mean that you havent gained from the workout. its all about forceing the muscle to constantly adapt to the extra weight. it doesnt have to be every week but as long as your weight increases little by little you will gain.

    Hope this helps in some way m8
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    mrwoof
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    RE: Training To Failure? 2005/08/01 13:58:58 (permalink)
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    It does mate, ive been going for about a month and a half now, and i am starting to add a little more weight.
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    RE: Training To Failure? 2005/08/01 14:22:53 (permalink)
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    i think as DD says, its a bit of an opinionated subject.

    I personally train to failure on nearly every set
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    RE: Training To Failure? 2005/08/01 15:35:24 (permalink)
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    Certainly opinion is very divided on the subject of how often one ought to go to failure, but the fact is that anyone who says you must go to failure (at all) in order to get bigger is just plain wrong. For someone looking to gain mass I would say going to failure on the last set of each exercise would be OK for many. More than that would probably be counterproductive for most in the long term IMO.
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    RE: Training To Failure? 2005/08/01 15:45:56 (permalink)
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    Depends how you define failure,i stop at the point i no i carn't get another full rep.
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    RE: Training To Failure? 2005/08/01 15:57:20 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: TREBOR

    Depends how you define failure,i stop at the point i no i carn't get another full rep.

    Yeah, i do that on all my sets but i only go to true failure (or beyond) on the last set of each exercise.

    Tokar is right though. There's no need to go to failure at all as long as your weights are increasing on a regular basis.
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