It’s all about that last difficult rep in each set that builds muscles to the max. It is so natural to push through the first number of reps and when it starts feeling uncomfortable we stop. But this this is the barrier that separates a muscle building routine from a muscle maintenance routine.
If you are truly happy with your body and feel you don’t need to build more muscle then lifting just until the point of feeling uncomfortable is great, but if you are still building muscle then reaching that uncomfortable zone means pushing out 1 or 2 more reps where the final push feels like you just entered the gates of hell.
That last rep is the winner, the one that takes us past limits thought only possible just weeks before and sets us up to take it a step further in the future. When you feel your heart start to race and your skin start to perspire, when you are shaking both inside and out to find every single ounce of energy to pull or push that last rep from halfway to full then and only then do you know you have arrived.
This not only defines the steps involved in bodybuilding but also the work involved with regulating blood sugars. It is the creation of the demand for sugar that allows the body to utilize the sugar stored in both the liver and blood stream. If these cells are truly filled to capacity with sugar, and I do believe they are, then the only way to clear the sugar is to create great demand for energy. I believe that with strong determination and consistency winning the war on Type II Diabetes can become a huge victory.
Blood Sugar- 109, Body Weight- 187.2
Creatine Maintenance Day 11 of 49
Bowflex – BACK and ABS
Pulldowns- 180/180- 16, 18, 18
Rows- 180/180- 13, 11, 13
Reverse Fly’s- 60/60- 12, 11, 12
Setups Straight- 140/140- 13, 15, 12