Lee Labrada's 12-Week Lean Body Trainer - Week 4, Day 26

Today you will be training legs and abs, and I want to touch on something that I get asked about often and that is whether or not you should be training to failure.

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Today you will be training legs and abs, and I want to touch on something that I get asked about often and that is whether or not you should be training to failure, or in other words, training a set to the point where you cannot perform another unassisted repetition.

Week 4, Day 26 Legs, Abdominals & Maximizing Your Lifts
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Training To Failure

Many people often wonder if it's a wise idea to train the muscles until they just can't lift any more, or, if you should back off slightly before then. What you should remember here is that early on in your workout you want to avoid complete failure because then you're not going to make it through the rest of your session.

Later on in the workout though, when you only have a few exercises left to perform, going to failure is acceptable. Just remember that you're doing this in a very controlled manner however and usually it will be best to have a workout buddy or spotter there to help you out.

Also, be extra careful when going to failure on your leg workouts because your body is naturally not designed for this. Since the legs were designed for basic survival it's difficult to get them fully exhausted, not to mention risky on certain exercises such as squats. Take it one rep just short of failure instead.

Legs/Abs Workout

Remember to do your stretching later on tonight to help reduce the amount of soreness you experience when getting out of bed and so that you are able to get your 30 minutes of cardio training in tomorrow. I'll also talk about muscle soreness, which you're probably feeling quite often during your Lean Body Challenge - but that's not a bad thing! It means you're still pushing yourself and that means you're achieving success.

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