I came to this obnoxious realization in the last week that it takes a lot of time to strengthen muscles. I already run a minimum of 5 hours a week. I am already up to one hour of upper body strength exercises 3 X a week. And although I was primarily doing them for Race the Reaper training, I now realize that I need to keep doing them for becoming a Massage Therapist -for my own good! So I talked to my husband about it and I'm going to start doing muscle failure to speed things up -so I can have more time to work on other muscles, like my lower body, which aside from my reverse hyper-extensions, I have not had time to do. He wants me to do failure between 10-13 reps at moderate weight. So, we will see how that goes.