Two ways to move forward in training for review

We have always heard that to continue evolving in practice the ideal is to hurry up and bring our muscles to failure. For years this is what we’ve been doing a lot, but new trends totally disagreed, focusing more on quality than quantity. So in this post let’s break down both theories when it comes to getting some muscles of steel.


It is always true that when we train the muscles we choose to take up increasing the load and get to making failure each exercise. Such is this that sometimes, in the last repetitions of all, we tend to propel more body parts or involve other muscles to perform the right move. This practice is challenging in recent times.

Train carrying muscles to maximum

Always when we worked the muscles in the gym, we have always done the last few reps pushing hard muscles to the point of involving other parts or making turns or moves that are not the usual exercise. In theory this is done to get the most muscle and lead to failure to gradually get used to that burden, grow and continue to evolve.

But this practice can have a number of dangers as too forced to make a move that can end in injury or damage to slow muscle development. But on the other hand reach muscle failure is a good way to force the muscles to grow. The truth is that these practices can be beneficial whenever a certain technique, control and have prior preparation for these particular exercises.

Work well concentrating and making full movements

As a counterpoint, there are new trends that do not defend this way to reach the failure, defend the correct and full exercise. We have said on more than one occasion, that exercises must be done correctly, regardless of load. If we cannot support the weight and it does not let us make good exercise, it’s better to leave, never come to the judgment and less forcing posture and not doing well every move.

This trend says that muscle work is complete, since executing proper movement got the muscle fibers work well and exercise them perfectly. In addition, we will prevent proper execution risk of injury and adopt complicated positions that have nothing to do with the natural movements of the body. In this case the evolution would be in muscle concentration and in the speed and capacity retention when performing the movement.

Now is the time for us to decant for one or another form. We propose you to tell us what is the best way to continue to evolve in practice and why to you.