you said in the other thread about training to failure……
“The basic idea behind it is that volume should be minimal and every set should be taken to failure to maximize muscle / motor unit activation. Basically, it sounds good on paper but in reality is a bunch of crock. It might have a place in training for the purpose of variety but it’s purported benefits do not live up to the claims (indicated by several research studies as well as anecdotal evidence).”
can you elaborate? i understand that in the competition phase you would not want to go to failure because all you want to do is maintain strength and going to failure can deplete CNS reserves and tax you body. But how about off season (if you werent competeing)and in a max strength phase. Or how about if you were playing another sport and you have a long off season and just wanted to get stronger. i am having trouble understanding this topic.