One of the draw backs of going to failure in every workout, besides limiting muscle recovery time (CNS), is much more stress on the joints themselves. One of the reasons that PL'ers approach the point of failure only a few times a month. The point is to check their progress only. Funny thing is is that Pumpster is always so concerned with the stress and danger on the joints. Yet he encourages going to failure.
Jpm's assumption as almost always the case, is flawed. The stress on the joints has nothing to do with failure if the diet's good and drugs are not exerting excessive loads while using heavy weight and low reps that are too hard on the system. The cause is repetitive chronic stress from rep one onwards. It's just like repetitive stress from typing on a computer keyboard, again having nothing to do with going to failure and everything to do with repetition. I'd also add that using excessively heavy weight also factors in, nothing to do with failure once again.
If Pumpster can provide the envelope that Dillet and Wheeler did not push, I wish he would send it out to everyone. Seeing as how Dillon and Wheeler only did "pussy" waste of time workouts and were not that much concerned with hitting failure. Seems Pumpster knows best and could have made those two guys even greater. Interesting to see if Pumpster could go through a complete workout doing their "pussy" stuff. Or match a pair of 20"-21" guns.
Jpm striking out once again. Dillet's lack of work ethic and unrealized potential is very well known, so much so that Arnold said that if he could train Dillet properly for a time he'd have been the greatest physique ever.
Arnold and Oliva (worked 1 or 2 sets at the most when with Jones, a short period,..going to failure was the point but just for those 1 or 2 sets) are always Pumpsters main examples. All time greats, to be sure, but that was 40 years ago.
40 years ago's irrelevant actually because the example i used in terms of Oliva's biggest improvements was actually using methods that are currently in vogue now in "modern BB" LOL he was already using the "new slants" referred to.
Priceless logic on display from the old timer "jpm".