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Old 06-09-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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Thought I would share this comment that I ran across.

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In order to effectively gain muscle mass, you need to rep to failure.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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Reping to absolute failure is idiotic, all that does is burn glycogen and muscle, but I do believe that on your last set you should barely be able do the amount of reps that were prescribed. That being said there is merit to a rest-pause style after (I'll call it) "set failure".
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Repping to absolute failure is not idiotic, and when used judiciously it can be an effective training tool. However, this isn't to say that you should rep every set every workout to failure, but performing the occasional set to (and beyond) failure is a great way of building up mental fortitude. I mean, it takes balls of steel to get 1, 2, or 3 more reps when your muscles are veritably screaming at you to stop.

However, to train every set to absolute failure? That's not very wise. Not wise at all.

However, that being said, as we all know there are MANY ways to gain muscle. Training the occasional set to failure is just one of many tools that can be used.
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I do a occasional set to failure and beyond (negatives and such) for minor shit like biceps and triceps, would not consider doing it for something like the squat though, because i believe that it would fry my cns into oblivion and leave me burned out for my next workout.
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