Pros & Cons Of Failure Training

September 23, 2011

According to the Strength and Conditioning Journal, failure training is an effective technique for stimulating muscle growth. Also mentioned were drop sets, supersets, heavy negatives and forced reps. But researchers cautioned that such intense training methods can delay recovery. They can also limit movement in the team sports athlete that needs to go through various drills to stay on top of his or her game.

To reap the potential benefits of failure training without risking overtraining or hindering your on-field performance, scientists recommend applying the practice during brief cycles when skills drills won't be a factor. Like before training camp begins or after the season ends. Be sure to allow extra time for recovery and rebuilding with plenty of quality nutritional support. For a different approach to traditional circuit training, see today's Breaking News post at