Working Hard Enough

Muscles won’t grow unless we give them a reason to.

This is why it’s really important to finish almost every set close to failure.

Since this program is based around home workouts, we assume you don’t have a heavy barbell and weights lying around, so working close, or even to failure, is perfectly safe.

Most of the exercises prescribed in the program are purely bodyweight, except for side lying abduction raises and clamshells, which include a resistance band, but can also be done without it.

Of course, if you aren’t even close to reaching failure by only using your body weight as resistance, you can add resistance by holding some weights, such as water bottles, books, rocks, or actual gym weights.

The feeling of coming close to failure won’t be pleasant.

If it were easy, everyone would have a nice-looking bum.