The other day we had a member accidentally do LESS weight pressing than her previous workout.

Her workout was not wasted, but it was a missed opportunity for improvement. 

“Progressive overload” is the single most important driver of success. 

What is “Progressive overload”? It simply means doing a little more weight this time than last time.

That will cause you to build muscle, lose fat, and reach your goals – get stronger, leaner, grow your booty, get abs, bigger biceps – you name it.

I could go to the gym faithfully 5x/week for 15 years, and if I only ever squat 180lbs, I will only ever be able to squat 180lbs. 

I will NEVER get better.

Literally, ever. 

Imagine that colossal waste of time, effort, and money.

This is why we must track these numbers, refer to them before you train, and make sure you add a little more weight this time than last time.

It’s the difference between being successful, and being miserable because you’ve working out so hard but not seeing results.

Of course – the jumps and PRs will get smaller. Sometimes you might only be able to do 5 more pounds, 2.5, 1 or even .5. Two pounds a week for a year is still a 104lb improvement – which is HUGE!

Eventually you might not be able to go up every time – but that only happens as people progress into being an intermediate/advanced athlete, which honestly isn’t anyone at our gym!

If you have questions, please let me know!


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