Understanding Training to Failure Part 1

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Taking a set to “failure” is not the same for all stimuli. Failure also affects volume. Not just how many sets or reps you can do, but how we calculate it. Coach Kassem dives into the concepts of what going to failure means for your training.



00:20 Defining different types of failure

00:50 Positive Failure

02:00 Assessing failure with linear load

04:00 Assessing failure with an ascending load progression

05:48 Considerations for extending past failure at peak intensity for a strength goal

07:28 When to aim to hit failure in a strength-focused workout versus a hypertrophy or metabolic goal

08:50 Assessing failure in a metabolic workout

10:18 Failure via volume or intensity for metabolic training


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