When training to failure you are repping an exercise till you exhaust the muscles and can't go any longer. It's debatable if this is a good idea or not. From our perspective, it's a matter of whether it's right for you or not. For some it may make sense and for others not so much. We break down the benefits and risks below to help you decide if it's right for you.
Trains muscle endurance.
Can help break a plateau.
Can increase muscle growth.
Can be unsafe if used while performing more complex exercises.
Should not be used in the long run.
Can cause injury if you do not have strong proper form.
Don't Fail at Training to Failure
When training to failure make sure to consider the following safety points to avoid injury...
1. Never do more than 2 sets of reps per exercise in this way.
2. Make sure you maintain proper form even when getting tired and don't use this on any exercise you cannot do that with.
3. Only use this for a period of no longer than a few weeks then break from it and return when you feel you've hit another plateau or after a period without it.
4. Save your to-failure reps for the end of your workout, since they will exhaust your system.
Exercises That Work Well For Training To Failure
Dumbbell Floor Press
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