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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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  • v LJCANNON
    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.
    1187 days ago
  • v GETSTRONGRRR
    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!
    1187 days ago
  • v MELISSAD71
    You are on the right track! Keep up the great work!
    1188 days ago
  • v SPIRALDOWN
    Sounds like you are doing amazing... emoticon
    1188 days ago
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