| | Re: How to build muscle?
Failure means until you can't do another rep. No, it's NOT the best way to build muscle. A lot is made of overtraining, but really overtraining is pretty easy to avoid if you just don't push your sets to failure. My best muscle gains ever were made on a routine where I worked out THREE TIMES A DAY! But I didn't push to failure so I never burned out or overtrained. Your muscles will recover much more quickly this way, and they have to recover for the muscle to grow.