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Arthur Jones and Beyond Failure

Dr. Darden
I’ve noticed from all your books and anything I’ve read that routines prescribed by Arthur Jones himself, wether for Casey or Ray mentzer don’t seem to use beyond failure training. Frequently there is pre exhaust, negative only, and negative accentuated. But I have not seen a routine that he goes to positive failure and then does say static holds or forced reps etc. did he feel that level of intensity was not required?


I never asked Jones that question. If I had, he’d probably say: “Use those techniques occasionally, but not often.”


makes me think of that AJ quote : “If race horses were trained as much as most bodybuilders train, you could safely bet your money on an out of conditioned turtle.”