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    Working to failure during a cut

    I was reading the thread about training to failure. What do you guys think about this when on a cut? Should one train to failure or just until it burns like a bitch... normal reps? I find that if I train to failure and am doing a lot of cardio it really burns me out fast. Just wanted some more opinions.
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    Do normal reps, if anything do lower reps.
    If you find its too much either drop the volume a bit, or stop going to failure
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    you kind of answered your own question... if it is burning you out, then I would suggest you not do it... try stopping 1 - 2 reps shy of failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven_Fenix
    I was reading the thread about training to failure. What do you guys think about this when on a cut? Should one train to failure or just until it burns like a bitch... normal reps? I find that if I train to failure and am doing a lot of cardio it really burns me out fast. Just wanted some more opinions.
    If you're cutting and lifting, then stick to training for local muscular endurance. There isn't a reason you can't train till failure. Its the intensity and rest intervals that are important-especially rest interval. Here's the protocol for local muscular endurance.

    Sets: 2-3 per exercise
    Reps: 12-20+
    Rest Interval: 30 seconds or less b/t sets

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    I was just wondering.. what is good about training till failure?.. doing sets till u cant even lift ur arms?..
    i thot it wasnt that good for u?
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    When i try to cut I will generally stop a few reps shy of failure, but will do a wider variety of exercises to try to hit every possible muscle fiber in the bodypart I'm working. With your calorie stores being less from dieting, and on top of that cardio, I think training to failure every workout will turn you into more of a walking starving zombie than you already will be as your bf gets lower and lower. Just my .02

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    Failure is going until you can't lift the weight.
    Your talking about drop sets now.
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    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

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