IT HAS BEEN PROPOSED THAT TRAINING TO FAILURE IS A NECESSARY STRATEGY TO MAXIMIZE MUSCLE GROWTH. THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES THE RESEARCH BEHIND THESE CLAIMS AND ATTEMPTS TO DRAW EVIDENCE-BASED CONCLUSIONS AS TO THE PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR HYPERTROPHY TRAINING.
1Department of Health Sciences, Lehman College, Bronx, New York; and
2Institute for Health and Sport (IHES), Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
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Conflicts of interest and source of funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
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COLUMN EDITOR: Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT
Brad Jon Schoenfeldis an assistant professor in Exercise Science and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at CUNY Lehman College.
Jozo Grgicis a PhD student at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, Victoria University.