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Old 04-16-2006, 11:51 PM
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Default Failure Training

This has been a hot topic (for me at least) lately. I would be curious on some of your opinions on the subject.

What is "failure" in terms of resistance training?

What are the benefits?

What are the negatives?

Do the benefits of failure training outweigh the negatives?

Why do some strength coaches recommend it while others avoid it?

I would be curious to see what you guys think. I will post my opinion later [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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