MM: The 40 Day Set

We’ve all experienced that grueling set. The one were each consecutive rep seems dauntingly impossible. It’s never that you can’t do it, it’s that why would you do it? Have you heard the story of Jesus fasting in the desert?

For 40 days Jesus fasted in the desert. He spent the entire time in deep prayer, preparing himself for the next 3 years of intense prophecy and ministry. I don’t know about you, but at day 3 I would have been dying to call it quits. There is no way I could have been able to achieve 40 days of fasting, even with the immense prayer. Yet, Christ pushed forward with humility. He avoided all temptation and did not eat. He kept in constant communication with the father.

I don’t know what your workout is today, but I can promise you that there are no sets that will last for 40 days. The physical demand that will be placed on your body holds nothing on a 40 day fast.

If you’re in the gym for the right reason, honoring your temple, then you aim for improvement by pushing through your set. Don’t succumb to the temptation of laziness. If you not in the gym for the right reason, self glorification and temple worship, then maybe you need a few days fast and constant prayer to fix that. Remember that Christ fasted for 40 days, you can get your last few reps.


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BS, MS - exercise Physiology
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Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.