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    great read. as for me, i use to go to failure and sometimes i still do, just because i want to feel my muscles hurt and knowin' they will break down and grow bigger when i'm restin'. yet i can't go to failure all the time, it's not good for my lil body. so i only to that once a month just to get a crazy pump. it's just me.
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    Yes. Can't imagine stopping a set before positive failure, especially on a very abbreviated program.

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    No. No need to

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    Some will say that science supports training until failure is the single best method for muscle hypertrophy: https://www.t-nation.com/training/si...uilding-method

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    If you are natural or not on a ton of Gear then yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manowar View Post
    If you are natural or not on a ton of Gear then yes.
    Care to elaborate? If you're natural, your recovery abilities are a lot more limited, thus it would make more sense to adhere to a more conservative training approach.

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    Too many variables to give a definitive answer. It depends on whether you are on a diet or not, whether you are betting for a greater volume or greater intensity, your frequency, your weekly total days that you spend training, your metabolism, your age, drugs...
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    just wanted to add my two cents.

    sorry I do not know how to post is so that a pic comes up to click on.

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    no, never train to failure if your natural..better to bang out higher number of sets hitting the muscle with diferent exercises with heavy ass weight stopping 1 or 2 reps short of maximum overload...this aint no powerlifting contest using weights, its who looks the best and can fuck another person up in a fight after lifting those weights.. and i do both better than 90% of men on gear as a natural

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    I've always trained my clients that are into mma/boxing/martial arts to train heavy, but always to 90 percent i.e. Always have a rep or two left in them . I believe it trains their bodies to be able to "throw that extra punch, move for that extra 10 seconds.." sports specific.. if it's muscle building only , yes to failure on at least 1 set in an exercise.. also, I try and make many the last set of an exercise the heaviest load if it's muscle building, so their bodies "remember the heavy load.." .. I can't remember who said that maybe Dorian , but I believe it does work..anyone else got any thoughts about this I'm all ears

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    Quote Originally Posted by stellaces View Post
    I've always trained my clients that are into mma/boxing/martial arts to train heavy, but always to 90 percent i.e. Always have a rep or two left in them . I believe it trains their bodies to be able to "throw that extra punch, move for that extra 10 seconds.." sports specific.. if it's muscle building only , yes to failure on at least 1 set in an exercise.. also, I try and make many the last set of an exercise the heaviest load if it's muscle building, so their bodies "remember the heavy load.." .. I can't remember who said that maybe Dorian , but I believe it does work..anyone else got any thoughts about this I'm all ears
    agree, you also avoid injuries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaindog1 View Post
    just wanted to add my two cents.

    sorry I do not know how to post is so that a pic comes up to click on.

    JM

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    you are putting out awesome content on your channel. probably the most informative BB channel out at the momemnt. I never miss a video. thanks for the great content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaindog1 View Post
    just wanted to add my two cents.

    sorry I do not know how to post is so that a pic comes up to click on.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYIUocUhfoA
    Great explanation John!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy_ View Post
    you are putting out awesome content on your channel. probably the most informative BB channel out at the momemnt. I never miss a video. thanks for the great content.

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    Mountaindog has some catching up to do going up against Raymond and Vissers for awesome content... i want to see John explain why his face turns so red during diet time that he looks like he might just evaporate into thin air

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