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Jun 17, 2014 at 10:47 vote accept Bob Tway
Jun 17, 2014 at 10:46 comment added Bob Tway Thanks. I haven't had the chance to try this properly let due to a bout of illness, but hoping to get back into a routine now. Doing it through the week and resting weekends fits well with my schedule, so I'll try that.
Jun 17, 2014 at 10:40 comment added user8119 It's hard to say as it's quite individual. As long as your recovery is good enough, every day wouldn't be a problem, although one complete rest day per week is commonly advised. Other than that, that's really something you'd have to try for yourself as everyone reacts differently.
Jun 17, 2014 at 10:31 comment added Bob Tway Apologies for question necromancy, but how often should I be doing this for maximum effect? Every day? Every other day? Through the week and then rest at the weekend?
May 21, 2014 at 11:44 comment added user8119 Going to failure is an intensity technique that advanced bodybuilders should use once all else doesn't work anymore, as these will indeed damage your muscles more than 'normal' exercise. With bodyweight exercises, the damage won't be as severe, but if you want to keep up a high frequency going to failure isn't that great. You could try to take your last set to failure and see how that goes recovery-wise, but taking every set to failure seems fairly overkill to me.
May 21, 2014 at 11:36 comment added Bob Tway That's really interesting: thanks for taking the time to respond. What's curious about it is that when I started, I consulted with a colleague who was in to bodybuilding and he assured me that going to failure was the best thing, because it tore the muscle fibres and encouraged new growth. Is that not the case?
May 21, 2014 at 11:31 history answered user8119 CC BY-SA 3.0