I've been following Ian King's recommendation to go to failure every third week. However, I only lift twice a week due to time constraints. I hit each bodypart once a week. On the first day, I do barbell rows, bench presses, military presses, lat pulldowns or pull-ups, and standing calf raises--4 sets each, 5-6 reps. (I sometimes do higher reps on the calf raise.) On the second day, I do King's original "12 Weeks" leg program. I started lifting consistently about ten months ago. My question is: Can I go to failure more often without overtraining?
Honestly, if I were you, I’d beat the tar out of everything. The no-soreness camp won’t get you anywhere on a 2 day program.
If you only can train twice a week, you would be better to do 2 whole body workouts / week, something in the line of Chad Waterbury’s Nest Big Three program or doing something like the money exercises program or even o-lifts…just my two cents…
Thanks guys for the info.