Progressive overload and keeping track

Glen TBG

11 Dec 2015
The progressive overload principle is the gradual increase of stress placed upon the body during exercise training. This simple principle is relied on when building base level strength, etc.

By simply keeping track of the amount of reps, sets, load, on a few main exercises every training session, and striving to increase the load and tweaking the number of reps and sets every training session, you have solid records of what you have achieved for every training session, and you'll know what to realistically do for every subsequent sessions.

Records help you discover missing links, and what you can do to improve. By filling up those missing links, striving to do better every training session, staying disciplined/honest, and being consistent with your training, that will be the main key to effective progress.

Fitness professional/Strength & Conditioning coach