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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31821a7b38
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Is Training to Failure a Safe and Effective Method for Improving Athletic Performance?

Khamoui, Andy V MS, CSCS1; Willardson, Jeffrey PhD, CSCS2; Dawes, Jay MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA2

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Abstract

TRAINING TO FAILURE IS A POPULAR TRAINING METHOD USED TO IMPROVE MUSCULAR STRENGTH, SIZE, AND ENDURANCE. AT THIS TIME, THE VALUE OF THIS TRAINING STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE IS A TOPIC OF CONSIDERABLE DEBATE. IN THIS COLUMN, THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND DETRIMENTS OF THIS TRAINING METHOD WILL BE PRESENTED.

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