When increasing muscle mass is a goal, you should try to train close to failure.
When strength or muscle definition is a goal you will want to avoid failure (more on this point below).Click Here for my article on getting Super-Lean by Eating a High Carb Diet (Opposite of Keto).
For gaining maximum muscle you need to train hard…
Here’s a video examining a recent study showing people are stopping their sets too early when trying to build mass.
He explains that you must train at an RPE (perceived effort) of 7 or greater to stimulate growth and people typically stop at an RPE of 4.
So push close to failure if you want to gain mass.
What if you don’t want to gain muscle mass and would rather look slim and sleek?
Here’s a 3 part blog post I wrote outlining the exact approach I have used with fashion models over the years.
This will allow you to get in shape while still fitting into stylish clothing.
As a former fitness coach to fashion models, I can teach you how to increase muscle definition without adding size.
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