Some people say that, when training with weights, you absolutely must train to failure if you want to get the best results in terms of increased muscle size and strength. Others, however, say you should avoid it like the plague.
So who’s right? Should you train to failure or not?
What is Training to Failure?
Well, first we need to define what training to failure actually is. Failure is reached when you are unable to complete another rep of the set you are doing, and so you fail mid-rep. Many fitness coaches will have you believe that this is what’s required to stimulate maximum muscle growth, and that without it your results will be less than ideal. Continue Reading →