Struggling to achieve the results you want, despite working out consistently?
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
A lot of people fall into the trap of doing the same exact routine every time they go to the gym. Although the routine might seem to be effective in the beginning, your progress will cease once your body adapts to the routine.
Seeing positive improvements in body composition and/or physical strength tends to be a big motivation for people to keep returning to the gym. On the other hand, reaching a plateau can be demotivating. If there is no progress despite consistent training over a long period of time, many people may eventually stop going to the gym as they don’t see the point anymore. Therefore, improvements in the gym aren’t just important for physical wellbeing, they are also important for maintaining motivation and training longevity.
If you are looking for continuous improvements in body composition and/or strength, you must adhere to the principle of progressive overload. This means that every training session must have a larger stimulus than the last one. This can be manipulated through different variables, whether it be:
- Load (how much weight you’re moving)
- Repetitions (how many times you push or pull the weight)
- Sets (the amount of consecutive repetitions you’ve made)
- Time under tension (the amount of seconds you take while tensing the muscle), etc.
At Hybrid, we design tailored training programs and help you track your workouts to ensure that you are following the principle of progressive overload. We make sure that each session is a chance for you to achieve a personal best, which then takes you one step closer to your goal.