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  • Stop all sets 1 short of failure

    1 7.14%
  • perform last set to pos failure

    4 28.57%
  • perform all sets to pos failure

    6 42.86%
  • perform all sets to pos and neg failure

    3 21.43%
  • train to failure 1 time per month or less (per muscle group)

    0 0%
  • Regard your whole life as a failure. :-)

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Two4the$$ is offline Senior Member
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    Poll - How do you approach the failure point?

    Over-training is an extremely common term used around here. Some people consider it paranoia, others regard it as the plague. Ultimately, we need to come to some sort of a collective agreement as to "our" approach to it in order to have a fundamental. My opinion of a fundamental is this; Take the top 100 athletes in a particular sport and find what they do in common, your answer list will undoubtedly be filled (not 100%) with things ideally suited as fundamentals.

    Please not only answer the poll question, but discuss your personal definitions of failure, or agree that these terms are acceptable.

    Pre-Failure - 1 rep short of likely failure.
    Pos-Failure - Negative direction is controlled, positive is assisted.
    Neg-Failure - Decent is assisted, positive is assisted.

    Please also post your policy regarding failure in the following contexts;

    Do you periodically go to failure?
    How do you change your failure policy while on AAS?

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    I prefer to perform all sets to positive failure. Not sure about everyone else.

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    whichever one is where i can barely get last rep and spotter helps me (pos-failure?)

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    Perform last set to positive - failure, I am generally on a pyramid scheme of 12, 10, 8, 6, 6 with the weights challenging enough to almost be failure, then the last set of 6 I still go up in weight.

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    I perform the last set to negative failure. obviously, I require a spotter for that last one.

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    Again i warm up and i push each set to my goal and i atleast put one failure in because i always have my last goal being more than i logically beleive is possible but in the momment anything is possible if i just my mind to it.

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    it takes Negatives to become POSITIVE!

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    I perform all sets to failure (positive). I do this because it makes your muscles think, I have to grow I cant do what my body needs to do. So the muscles grow and get stronger. Plus it lets me feel heavy weight wich prepares me for future gains. It works for me Ive been getting stronger for 7 months now and it doesnt look like it is going to stop anytime soon.

    As far as ASS oops lol AAS goes i dont need em so I dont use em. I eat.

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    Two4the$$ is offline Senior Member
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    Interesting to me that NO one here is concerned about over training... Is this some how a biased stat just because there aren't advanced members here or something? Or is all this overtraining stuff not relative to getting to the last rep failure...?

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