To be bigger or to be stronger: Those are the two basic objectives of any athlete. All kinds of techniques are used to achieve these goals. Arguably, the most popular method is reaching muscular failure, together with the so-called Overload Principle. Muscular failure is the point when we’re unable to correctly perform a new rep. As with any technique, we must know how, when and where we should apply it to achieve maximum benefits. The answer to these questions depends on many individual factors you should be aware of.
STRATEGIES TO REACH MUSCLE FAILURE
We can reach muscle failure with all kinds of loads, including our body weight.
UNDERSTANDING THE SUBJECTIVE CONCEPTS OF RPE AND RIR
COACHES TODAY have introduced an interesting concept, namely the subjective evaluation of training, meaning: the level of effort we’re reaching in each set. They’ve proposed two different tools to measure the effort made before reaching muscle failure
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