Thursday, December 21, 2006

Working to Failure

Our strategy of failing is effective in many aspects of business, life, and as we practiced yesterday, also in the gym. Our goal is to do 3 sets of 12 repetitions of weights, increasing the weight if possible each time. And on the final set, the goal is to "work to failure" - to lift the weight as many times as possible until you absolutely, positively cannot lift one more time. This is where the true muscle growth and development happens. In fact, people that lift weights without pushing, without failing and going until they cannot go anymore are not getting the real benefits from the process.

The fact is the harder you push the muscle the more muscle you create. As we understand it, the muscle is built by working it and creating ever so small tears thereby causing the muscle to repair which makes it grow larger and bigger and of course stronger. So next time you're at the gym, remember that just like everything else, the more you fail, the more you will succeed!

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