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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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LJCANNON 2/27/2013 10:42AM

    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.

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/26/2013 4:01PM

    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!

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MELISSAD71 2/26/2013 3:08PM

    You are on the right track! Keep up the great work!

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SPIRALDOWN 2/26/2013 2:59PM

    Sounds like you are doing amazing... emoticon

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