When i train i normally do till failure and i normally get pretty sore. Reps normally range between 6-10 ish. Then i blast them on the last set at 15 ish reps. My muscles are normally anhilated. Im making gains but would i make better gains if i dont go to failure ? is this bad ? i think im addicted to pump. haha.
do a search on "DOMS" or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
there are a number of opinions out there on whether or not you need to train to failure to grow and/or how much of an impact it makes
IMHO: bottom line is that you need to enjoy training... if you like training to failure, fill your boots. If you want to see if you'll make better gains without it, try dropping that part for a while.
Possibly, but there's no sure way to say. You won't make any worst gains by stopping a bit shy of failure and the extra volume you'll be able to tolerate might lead to more hypertrophy.Originally posted by Andy P
Im making gains but would i make better gains if i dont go to failure ?
No. It does not necessarily mean bad. I've read that these are either lactic acid build up or microscopic fibre tears that happen when your muscles are not used to the heavier load or that range of motion. When it heals, it just means that you'll get stronger.
As to whether you'll make better gains or not, try a mix of training with and without failure.
"Experiencing this pain in my muscles and aching and going on and on is my challenge. The last three or four reps is what makes the muscles grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens. I have no fear of fainting. I do squats until I fall over and pass out. So what? It's not going to kill me. I wake up five minutes later and I'm OK. A lot of other athletes are afraid of this. So they don't pass out. They don't go on." - Arnold
"You become an accomplished bodybuilder when you are overweight with low bf." - Pusher
No, it isn't necessarily bad, but I'd recommend not going to failur EVERY time you workout. Over time, that will lead to overtraining, or it did for me at least.
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