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Weight training: failure means success

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I've always had a hard time understnading how pushing yourself to the point of failure when strength training is the only way succeed. I don't like to fail when I'm doing things so I would never push myself that extra rep, but knowing that is the only way to increase muscle mass, I have started to do it and it's okay. The results are starting to outwiegh the feeling of incompleteness. I am kind of anal about doing the same thing like the same number of sets and reps. But now if I'm doing 10 reps and only make it to 8 and fail, I wait a few seconds to let the muscles rest and finish up the set. I used to think of it as cheating but the more I do it, the better the results. Who knew? (Besides everyone)
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    emoticon So GREAT to read this Today!! I often have to rest in the middle of the last set on the Leg Extension. It is great to see that I AM doing it right when I rest and then Press On.
    1244 days ago
    It takes time and persistence, but the ability to face up to and push through the pain of muscle failure does work wonders.

    Good luck....stay strong!
    1245 days ago
  • v MELISSAD71
    You are on the right track! Keep up the great work!
    1245 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing amazing... emoticon
    1245 days ago
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