Hi, I know there's a lot of stuff already out there but I tend to learn better more interactively. Quick bio - I used to lift a lot from about 14-28 years old. I then took off the last 10 years. I read a lot back then about lifting but a) a lot of information is outdated and b) I either probably misunderstood a lot or relied too much on gym myths.
Back then we used to always lift to failure, do extra assisted reps, drop sets, negatives, burnouts.....anything and everything to push ourselves. I've been reading a lot on this site and it seems like we were just doing it wrong.
I'm currently following 5/3/1* with BB assistance for my bench press and squat. What is the consensus on lifting to failure, and what is the rationale behind it?
*Yes I know, I should buy and read the book.