"You should work out to failure every set"

When I do one exercise at max load, I literally can't even do half a rep on the one after it. Ex:
Biceps curl 4x12, barely manage to do the 12th of the 4th set, I go to do the next arm related exercise (yes, arm, not just bicep) and my arm literally refuses to lift up. It's not even a question of heavy weights at that point, I can use 1kg weights and my arm doesn't move.

So... who's in the wrong here?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean you can do that. But I would assume your risk for injury significantly increases when you do this all the time

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you a new lifter? This exact thing happened to me and i found out its called nervous system fatigue: your nervous system can use up its potential just like a muscle runs out of strength.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I started 3 months ago. In my first month something real embarrassing happened to me, I used a biceps curl machine at lightest weight possible and it was still too heavy for me to finish more than 2 sets of 12, so I gave up on it, then asked the instructor what was next, it was a dumbbell biceps curl, I literally couldn't even bring up the 1kg weight while he stood behind me. My arms weren't moving. To this day I never returned to that biceps curl machine in fear of it destroying my chances of finishing my work out for the day again, but in reality it probably wasn't the machine, I was just already too fatigued or something

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >To this day I never returned to that biceps curl machine in fear of it destroying my chances of finishing my work out for the day again
        You’ll never make it, bitch

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fuck you

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >something was hard so I won’t do it again
            lil bitch

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm working my way up to it bitch. I didn't say I'd never attempt it again. I'm trying to get stronger so I can tackle it head on. That equipment is my nemesis right now, a final boss I'm steering clear off until I kill enough side bosses

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Don’t you fuckjng call me a bitch I’m a fucking criminal I’ve spent 10 years of my life behind bars and I won’t have a fucking bitch talk shit to me

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well I didn't spend 10 years behind bars because I'm not such a pussy to the point of getting caught lmao imagine that

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                fuck you talking about bitch. ill fucking eat you alive motherfucker

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've been working out, you better watch your words you fuck

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your genetics make exercise extremely fatiguing on the nervous system.

    Just do one set to failure and you're done. You better hope thats enough volume for your muscles to grow or it's over for you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If I do any sets till failure I'm literally done for the day

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What if you stop 1 RIR

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's ideal. Most people don't know what 1 rir feels like though so you just tell people to go to failure because most people stop at like 4 rir and think it's failure. Genuine 1-2 rir is perfect

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I go to failure most sets. Never had a problem. Have to otherwise I don’t do enough damage to grow.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    try not being weak
    >t. literally mike metzner

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You are for planning your workout that requires the muscle you just trained to failure

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's a certain level of fatigue where more sets will do nothing for you & your best bet is to leave the gym. Nobody can say exactly where it is, but anybody would agree if you can't do your 10 rep max for one rep that you're done for the day. If you're lucky you'll be able to get there in only a few sets. You might feel like your endurance sucks but ultimately it means you're a person who will grow more from low volume training.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just go to failure on the last set only. As long as your volume is going up nothing else matters.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >volume
      No, linear progression first, THEN double with rep ranges, THEN triple with volume, which anon has a few good years before he even needs to worry about, since it's obvious he's a novice and

      https://i.imgur.com/xgdF7rD.gif

      When I do one exercise at max load, I literally can't even do half a rep on the one after it. Ex:
      Biceps curl 4x12, barely manage to do the 12th of the 4th set, I go to do the next arm related exercise (yes, arm, not just bicep) and my arm literally refuses to lift up. It's not even a question of heavy weights at that point, I can use 1kg weights and my arm doesn't move.

      So... who's in the wrong here?

      NEEDS TO DO FORK LIFTS TO FAILURE

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what the fuck does this even mean. triple volume ok thatll work.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What retarded shit, a guy who can bench 225 for 10 reps is somehow the same strength as a dude who can only do 5?

          both of you have been outted for the dyel tards you are.

          Linear progression means progressing in weight every session. (adding 5 to the bar, or whatever)

          Double progression means progressing in reps THEN weight, because you can't just linearly progress forever. (i.e. 8-10 reps, once you hit 10 reps every set THEN add weight next session)

          TRIPLE progression means progressing in reps THEN volume (as in sets, you fucking retard), THEN weight once you fill out, say, 5 sets for 10 when you started 3 sets for 10,9,8

          Fucking morons.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What retarded shit, a guy who can bench 225 for 10 reps is somehow the same strength as a dude who can only do 5?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your conditioning is shit. Fix it. Going to failure is needed as a natty to maximize gains.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is light workout every day aka high frequency training a viable strategy?
    >t. noobie dyel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not at all. Absolute opposite is the case - you should be working towards doing heavy/intense workouts with relatively low frequency. But that will take time. In meantime, you should focus on training hard and increasing weight each week

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What was the next exercise? Most beginner programs have the exercises ordered so they don't interfere, example for 5x5 workout A: squat / bench press / rows. If you're legs don't work after the squats it's not so bad on the bench.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Failure is subjective. Anyone who says they go to failure 5 sets in a row is lying. They were probably stopping 3 sets short of failure. What you are describing is accurate, if you truly go to failure and leave nothing in reserve for 1 set you will not be able to do anything else.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Retard

      Does anyone in this forsaken place actually lift?

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