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Hardgainer Workout Tip - Training To Failure Sucks!

September 24, 2008 by John Wheeler · 3 Comments
Filed under: Hardgainers 

If you’ve read any of the bodybuilding magazines you’ll no doubt have come across the idea of training to failure in your hardgainer workouts.

I’m going to tell you right now that training to failure is the SUREST way to FAIL in your efforts to gain muscle as a hardgainer.


Let me ask you a question…have you tried to sprint 400 metres around a track as fast as you can? You’ll probably get 3/4 of the way round before you start gasping for air and barely able to keep up the same pace. Well, the same thing happens when you train to failure in your workouts. You’ll get too tired too quickly and won’t be able to get the most out of your remaining exercises.

As I said in my previous post, the classic hardgainer should look to minimise the time they spend in the gym but maximise the productivity of each exercise - by doing this you train hard and intensely, but avoid the need or temptation to work to failure.

Vince Delmonte’s No Nonsense Muscle Program goes into great depth on the right and wrong ways to train for hardgainer workouts, and he is a great believer in the “get in, get out” philosophy.

Check out my free report on ways to avoid overtraining and other common mistakes hardgainers make in their workouts ==> Hardgainer Workout Mistakes