[quote]steven alex wrote:
virtually every video I have seen featuring the worlds best BB’s have them straining every last muscle fiber in the attempt to nail last last rep.[/quote]
The issue with failure is nervous system recovery. For pro-bbers it’s a non-issue because the AAS take care of that for the most part. So to them failure is actually a good cue to know how hard they trained because there’s no woes associated with it.
But for a normal person training to failure increases the time and effort it takes to recover from a workout. Some people can pull it off training every muscle group once a week… but even then major muscle groups like chest or back taken to failure can trash you and affect other workouts.
Needless to say, if you train most of your muscles 2x per week or more, failure is out of the question.
And finally, there are plenty of huge guys WITHOUT AAS who stop their sets short of failure. Most natural guys who are big know that overstraining yourself is not what gets results.