In this episode I discuss the benefits, and downsides, of training to failure and how and when you may use it in your routine. 


  • What is training to failure? Basically training to failure means you can’t do another rep.
  • Benefits: It can help you bust through plateaus, gain muscle and strength when you can’t train as frequently or even when you only have lighter loads.
  • Downsides: There is a COST of training to failure, including a much longer recovery time. 
  • Key Things To Consider: Training Experience, Training Schedule (frequency), Training Loads, Training Goals


  1. Training to failure is NOT necessary BUT you DO need to challenge yourself to get results. 
  2. Training to failure requires longer recovery periods.
  3. Training to failure may be more beneficial with lighter loads or for more experienced lifters.


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