Progressive Overload

May 6, 2016

Don't forget about PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD! Progressive overload can be defined as an increase in overall weight lifted over the course of time. Both an increase in training volume at a given weight and more weight in a given rep range will cause the body to adapt and grow stronger/more muscular. In my opinion, it is the ONLY essential aspect of any program that intends on improving ones strength or body composition over time. You don't need 'muscle confusion' and 20 different workouts. I would go so far as to say for the average individual looking to gain mass and strength, you could perform the same 2-3 workouts and continue to improve for more than a year. You just need to continue to make the workout harder by gradually adding weight to the bar/extra reps (within reason) over time. Programming can be linear, undulating, or whatever – but this concept remains true. It really is that simple. PS That is a clip (somewhat cringeworthy) of @justinsorbo during a meet last year. #strengthandconditioning #strong #strength #strengthcoach #coaching #trainer #personaltrainer #personaltraining #fit #fitness #powerlifting #deadlift #deadlifts #eotd #exerciseoftheday #glutes #mirin #gym #learn #physicaltherapy #prehab #rehab #back #simple #KISS #keepitsimple #keepitsimplestupid #progressiveoverload #boston #bostonfitness @uppercut37 @chcoaching @lean_cuisinee @ryanwysocki_57 @zenfit.jenna

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