One of the things I’m learning in my weekly workout sessions is the value of accepting failure and never train to failure, which are two very distinct concepts.
Never train to failure means that you don’t have to push it too far. You should always feel enough energy at the end of the workout to allow you to enjoy it. Otherwise you’re just breaking muscles.
Regarding accepting failure, well… the thing is: there are steps that are quite difficult. I’m on step 7 of convict conditioning squats and they are hard if not impossible for me right now, which is why I decided to revert to step six.
Last week I did the same with step 3 of push up and I’m happy to say it was a safe choice.
Being honest with your body allows you to have less injuries and respect your rhythm.