When Is Failure REALLY Failure?

This is a great question that many of you have asked yourselves over and over again. Have I done all I can? Is that all I have? Can I just get ONE more rep? Is this good pain or bad pain?


The true answer is that I don’t have that answer for you. Everyone perceives pain and failure in their own way. Some people base failure off the extreme desire to simply not do another rep. Some people have this hard. limit in their mind when they set a number of reps for their set such as 10 or 15. Let’s discuss one major scenario to determine if your failure is TRUE failure or if you’re just not pushing hard enough.

SCENARIO: It’s just too hard for you. ALL of it. It’s a struggle for you to get out of bed in the morning to go to the gym. You’re just too tired after work to motivate yourself to go to the gym. You don’t have intrinsic motivation to work out, you just do it because society favors a fit body. These are some reasons why you might not be getting your best out of your workouts. It may seem obvious, but some people trick themselves into believing that even though the previous statements may be true, that they truly want to be there and “get in shape”.

Not everyone is cut out for fitness. It’s a difficult thing to do. It’s not easy to eat healthy every day (especially in today’s society). It’s not easy to go to the gym and train like an animal every day. It is just NOT. In some respects you can say that it is simple, just go and do it. In the same breath, it is a ton of effort and not EVERYONE enjoys it!

Not Everyone Likes The Trombone

I would HATE it if I were told by my doctor that if I want to live to 80 that I’d have to practice the trombone 6 days per week. Awful.

So I get it, not everyone is down with it. But it is what it is. Trombones won’t save your life.

Exercise will.

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