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    lifting to failure

    I often read it is not good to lift to failure; for instance, for a set of 10 reps the trainee should lift a weight which he could lift 12 or 13 times before failure. But as the trainee will be able to lift the weight 10 times in his first workout he will increase the load in his next workout and go on increasing the weight until he cant do 10 reps.

    So it seems to me sooner or later trainees will be lifting to failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gelong View Post
    I often read it is not good to lift to failure; for instance, for a set of 10 reps the trainee should lift a weight which he could lift 12 or 13 times before failure. But as the trainee will be able to lift the weight 10 times in his first workout he will increase the load in his next workout and go on increasing the weight until he cant do 10 reps.

    So it seems to me sooner or later trainees will be lifting to failure.
    Consistantly lifting to failure can mess with your CNS, most routines that involved "lifting to failure" will incorporate recoup into their structure.

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    IMO Trainees who follow a rep scheme will end up lifting to failure anyway. For instance the trainee is told to increase his weight as soon as he can do a certain number of reps so eventually he will be liftig to failure.

    I suppose routines have to have a period of 'active rest'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gelong View Post
    For instance the trainee is told to increase his weight as soon as he can do a certain number of reps....
    Depends on the program...Starting Strength is based on a linear progression scheme.

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