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« on: January 30, 2009, 07:54:38 AM »

How many sets to you train to absolute failure each day in the gym?
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 11:14:50 AM »

absolute faillure means that you need at least 2 or more spotters until you canīt controll the negative part of the last rep......


i train in each exercise only the last, (sometimes the last 2 sets) to/or close to positive Faillure.....

So, my Training session is about 10 Sets warm-up + 6-8 "hard sets" whith which i hope to stimulate the Body to build more muscle or to get stronger (depends in which rep-range i will be training)
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 12:19:05 PM »

How many sets to you train to absolute failure each day in the gym?

Probably none. Positive failure, 1-2 per exercise, maybe.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 12:20:53 PM »

Never, I am not a failure.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 12:21:59 PM »

How many sets to you train to absolute failure each day in the gym?
In the gym i train the equipment till failure. Not the other way around.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 12:22:02 PM »

How many sets to you train to absolute failure each day in the gym?

As many as I feel are necessary.  What about you, 240?
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 12:22:47 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 12:27:33 PM »

As many as I feel are necessary.  What about you, 240?

usually the last set of each exercise.
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 12:39:19 PM »

On average, I feel wore out after I break into 20-24
set range(total workout).
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 01:33:38 PM »

I never ever train to failure
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 01:43:35 PM »

I never ever train to failure

Average total working sets per session?
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009, 01:47:16 PM »

varies a great deal from workout to workout and bodypart etc
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2009, 01:53:32 PM »

Ok.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009, 03:23:31 PM »

i train til i cant lift the pink dumbbells anymore.  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2009, 03:25:35 PM »

Never. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009, 03:31:29 PM »

How many sets to you train to absolute failure each day in the gym?

I like to take it a step further and actually fail to make it to the gym.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2009, 04:56:52 PM »

I train to positive failure quite often, normally the last set of a given exercise. With an occasional drop set thrown in.

As far as that psychotic training to the point where you can't even move.....never.
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2009, 05:06:31 PM »

Training to failure is never an option for me. Usually stop 1 or 2 reps before.
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2009, 03:52:50 AM »

Seeing as I usually train on my own I suppose I go to failure on all my main working sets and dropsets. I'm sure I could usually get a few extra reps if I had a spotter on hand at all times. Which I don't.
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2009, 08:00:09 AM »

How many sets to you train to absolute failure each day in the gym?
Except few warm up sets,Every sets to the maximum failure as if its the last sets.
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2009, 08:03:04 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2009, 08:33:01 AM »

I don't get all technical when I train.  I train hard and I don't worry about negatives and all that other garbage.  Sometimes I think people spend way to much time on all these "techniques", and they don't just train until they are tired.

Typical day for me (back+bi)

Back
Pullups  5x10
Bent over rows 5x10
Good mornings 5x10
Machine pulldowns 5x10
Seated Row 5x10

Bi
Preacher curl 5x12
Dumbell curl (standing)5x10
Hammer Curl 5x12

Cardio
10 min on stairs


This usually takes me 1 hour and 10 min to complete
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2009, 08:51:40 AM »

I'll usually do a pre-exhaust routine. I'll do the isolation exercise to just about failure then do a rest-pause with it. The compound exercise usually involves either negatives, partials or forced reps after failure depending on which week it is. I am an advocate of failure training, HOWEVER I believe that a quarter of the time you should train to just before failure as it does take it's toll on the body.
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2009, 09:08:42 AM »

I'll usually do a pre-exhaust routine. I'll do the isolation exercise to just about failure then do a rest-pause with it. The compound exercise usually involves either negatives, partials or forced reps after failure depending on which week it is. I am an advocate of failure training, HOWEVER I believe that a quarter of the time you should train to just before failure as it does take it's toll on the body.

Same here.

 Take Legs for example. I do my extensions and hamstring curls before i hit the leg press. I usually get all my target reps, the last one or two I kind of reset myself, say "let's go motherfu66er, these are the ones that count." in my brain, and power them out. Occasionally I do drop sets but it's not a regular thing.
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2009, 09:41:50 AM »

Same here.

 Take Legs for example. I do my extensions and hamstring curls before i hit the leg press. I usually get all my target reps, the last one or two I kind of reset myself, say "let's go motherfu66er, these are the ones that count." in my brain, and power them out. Occasionally I do drop sets but it's not a regular thing.

Yup. I think that drop sets are not really necessary nor beneficial. I mean the way I think about it is like this. Let's say you leg press 600 pounds for 15 reps to positive failure and you stimulate the use of say 90 percent of the muscle fibers in your legs by the final rep, stripping down the weight in incriments so that you're using say 80 then 50 then 30 then 10 percent of the muscle fibers will only lead to additional stimulation which had already been fulfilled by the use of the set that entailed the 90 percent rep. I know people flame Mentzer, but like he said; it really is like turning a light switch on and off again.
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