Is Training to Failure a Safe and Effective Method for Improving Athletic Performance

@article{Khamoui2011IsTT,
  title={Is Training to Failure a Safe and Effective Method for Improving Athletic Performance},
  author={Andy V. Khamoui and Jeffrey M. Willardson},
  journal={Strength and Conditioning Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={19-20}
}
T raining to failure involves the inability to perform a lift beyond the sticking point as a result of fatigue induced by previous muscular work (i.e., consecutive repetitions) (1). Although failure may be achieved in a few repetitions using high loads (;95% 1 repetition maximum [RM]), light to moderate loads (6RM– 15RM) or percentages of these loads (e.g., 80% 10RM) are typically used when training to failure (1,3,4). In practice, this will require either partner assistance from a spotter (1… 
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