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Excerpt — Designing Resistance Training Programs-4th Edition

Can compatibility issues exist with normal sport practice and conditioning?

Yes they can, especially when the exercise volume increases dramatically to the point at which performance gains due to an off-season training program are lost.

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The effectiveness of sets to failure

Determining what is meant by a set not to failure can be difficult. In one of the studies discussed previously (Izquierdo et al. 2006), athletes experienced in weight training performed their normal periodized training for 16 weeks.

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Extreme conditioning programs

Extreme conditioning programs are high-volume, short-rest-period, multi-exercise programs, many of which have become very popular (e.g., CrossFit, Insanity, Gym Jones).

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