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Old 10-19-2011, 03:29 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter View Post
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.
I have a book by Ellington Darden, who is a proponent of HIT, and some of his advanced workouts feature training days that aren't to failure. But outside of this book, everything I've seen is to failure.

On the topic of failure...there is muscular failure, cardiovascular failure (can't catch our breath so we stop or slow), and several other failures. I had to stop a set at Rich's house this past weekend because I could no longer feel my hands and dumbbell presses started to get dangerous. Circulation failure, or whatever you want to call it.

In the HIT context, failure is muscular failure.
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