Building Strength and Achieving Your Dream Body

We typically try to avoid failure in our lives. With remarks such as "Failure is not an option" or "You only fail when you quit." Well, I'd advise you to make fast friends with failure if you want to get the strength and physique you desire. That is, you must always train the muscle to failure, every day and every workout.

There are many people who will tell you how you should lift this manner or that way. Low reps with heavy weights, high reps with light weights. That doesn't really matter. What matters is whether you will fail and whether your form was excellent. When I say failure, I mean complete failure. For example, if you can walk out of the gym after leg day, you did it incorrectly. You did it wrong if you can lift your arms after chest day. You should eventually have to sit down and relax before you can leave. If you will, I am leaving everything on the field.

This must be done every day. I'm not suggesting that you work out until you're exhausted and need to rest. I'm referring to the body's inability to function physiologically. The ability to move your arms and walk to the car should return within 20 minutes or so, but you must work to the point where your body can no longer function or you will not have made it all the way. You want to break everything down and then rebuild it.

In this situation, failure to function, failure to move, and inability to do normal tasks is the ticket to future growth, the desired body, and strength. This is why, if you want to get there athletically, you must embrace failure in your training.

Check out Chalmers for Wellness updates! And ask me any questions you have at I answer all of them and look forward to hearing from you.

The Chalmers Wellness Stubstack just launched. Comment, Like, and Interact with other people on their wellness journey. Communities can make a difference.

Dr. Matt Chalmers

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only. Before taking any action based on this information you should first consult with your physician or health care provider. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions regarding a medical condition, your health, or wellness.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published