Nutrition & Training Stuff I Have Changed My Mind On (Pt.2)

Egis R.
6 min readJan 31, 2023
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In part one, I said that good coaches are not afraid to change their minds when enough evidence is presented and thus, I went over some of the nutrition things I have changed my mind on in the time I have been in the fitness industry. Let’s continue with the training stuff.

You have to train to failure to build muscle

I used to train to muscular failure all the time because I thought it was necessary to build muscle. I still do it, but I incorporate failure training sparingly. Why? Because it can hurt the amount of volume (sets/muscle group) I can do.

Even in the literature, there isn’t much difference in muscle growth when we compare 0 reps in reserve (failure) to a few reps in reserve. So feel free to train to failure but do it intelligently and for a purpose rather than because “Jack the mountain” in your gym told you, “you need to die in the gym!”

A warning: Knowing that you don’t have to go to failure to see gains can be counterproductive because you might start leaving too many reps in the tank. Be aware of that.

Massing and cutting phases are a waste of time, and body recomposition is the way to go



Egis R.

I’m Egis, an online weight loss coach who has heightened BS sensors for fitness & nutrition. Only evidence-based & sustainable fat loss.