Starting up a hypertrophy phase, and I’ve begun training to failure again. This is something I haven’t done for a long time, like a year and a half or so.
My training since then has always been various methods that do not involve failure. But boy, now that I’m getting back into it, I forgot how tough it is. I’m finding it harder to reach failure than I used to. Certainly, some of this is simply because I just have to acclimate myself to this style again, but I can also tell that my system needs to adjust to the metabolite accumulation, which is not as much of an issue in sub-failure training.
Has anybody else gone on hiatus from failure training, then found it difficult to get back into it?
Honestly, with reduction in tolerance to metabolites, etc. associated with RE, it becomes quite clear that lack of failure training means that a piece of the training puzzle is missing.