Train to failure

When you train to failure, the weight you are lifting is heavy enough that you struggle to complete the last couple of reps while maintaining correct technique and form.

Lee Priest says, “When you say failure, I never got to the point where I had to drop something or I fell down… If I had a spotter there, I’d get to the point where I probably couldn’t push it and he’d just have to give me just a tiny bit.”

The general rule is if you’re going for 10 reps and you get to 8 easy then it’s time to add more weight. The last two reps that you’re aiming for should be a struggle.