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Do I have to train to failure on every set in order to build muscle?

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Australian researchers found that the ideal number to perform repetitions to failure is 1 set, out of the usual 4 to 5 sets of an exercise. Doing more sets to failure has been shown to offer no additional strength gain. Performing 1 set to failure allows for enough stimulation to the muscle fibres without the risk of overtraining.

 

 



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