I have read some recent literature by some “leading strength experts” and many seem to recommend not training to failure. Some say that training to failure overly taxes the CNS others say that there is a physiological event that occurs when you reach failure that is not beneficial.
I am under the impression that when someone does forced reps they effectively train past failure without ever failing.
So would using forced reps be a way of avoiding failure but also allowing yourself to train much harder than would normally be possible.
Ian King who recommends not training to failure also recommends doing some eccentric work in maximal strength phases. What is the difference??