If you look around in any gym in America, you’ll see a few things. You’ll always see average-looking people moving average weights. You’ll sometimes see average people moving heavy weights. But there is one thing you’ll very rarely see. You’ll almost never see a very highly muscled man moving average weights. You don’t have to be big to be strong, but it’s almost never that you’ll see a big guy who isn’t strong.
Q: My question is about “sets to failure” - my progress has been waning lately and I’m just not getting enough growth out of workouts that have gotten progressively heavier. The only thing I can pinpoint is that I do sets to failure too often. How often should you train to failure, and how many sets?