"Failure" to Stimulate Muscle Growth?
By Dr. Andy Galpin
Do you need to hit 'failure' to stimulate muscle growth (hypertrophy)?
Use a combination of failure & non-failure ("working").
Ex: Stick to working sets most of the time (12-20 per muscle, per week). Only hit failure on:
1. Safer exercises
2. Last set of each exercise/muscle group
3. When using low volume (<5 sets) or frequency (<2x/wk)
Read the full article here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36334240/