Lifting until failure only benefits strength development in experienced lifters

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Lifting until failure only benefits strength development in experienced lifters

Training to failure doesn’t seem to benefit beginners when it comes to strength and hypertrophy. This is probably due to nervous system​ fatigue which compromises later sets if failure occurs too early.

For experienced lifters there seems to be some benefit on the last set, but as long as you train with enough volume (sets and reps), you will grow!

Source:

Drinkwater EJ, Lawton TW, Lindsell RP, Pyne DB, Hunt PH, McKenna MJ. Training leading to repetition failure enhances bench press strength gains in elite junior athletes. J Strength Cond Res. 2005 May; 19(2): 382-8.

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