What am I doing wrong, I lift weights, but don't get stronger.
October 18, 2006 10:12 AM Subscribe
Fitness Filter: Please help. When I lift weights, I lift to failure but still see no gains in size or ability to lift. This also applies to push-ups and sit ups.
posted by Ezrie to Health & Fitness (31 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I can sit all day and do sit-ups for example. I fail at about 15 reps. If I rest even a short time, I can go all the way to 15 before I fail for a second time, but then I have to rest again. Also, when lifting, say seated press, I use enough weight to cause failure by rep 4, this is how I was told to do it to get bigger faster, I do this 3 times with 30 seconds rest, and I have yet to increase the weight in many months, no matter what I still fail at 4 but don't get any size gains. Also, I never experience feeling sore the next day. I am just not getting stronger. Please help.