Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Failure or possibly poor conditioning Rich? I don't want to derail the thread, but I often pause because of poor conditioning, for example, on reps of dumbbell rows. My muscle strength and endurance is there, but the exercise itself is so taxing that I feel like I sprinted a quarter mile by rep 5.
Just to add very briefly to this point; I tend to have to employ rest-pause on overheads and some other exercises due to bodily "health" restrictions aka TOS.
But, back to the HIT, is it always to failure? I hadn't realised that about the concept.