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What is Progressive Overload and Why Do You Need It

Let’s talk about progressive overload, a concept that’s all about stepping up your fitness game and given countless of my clients results who thought their metabolism was "broken." If you want to see real changes in your strength or stamina, you’ve gotta give it some time and patience. It takes 8 weeks of nudging up your workout game bit by bit. Maybe you add a few pounds to your weights, do a couple more squats, or try some new moves that make you sweat just a bit more.

Now, here’s the thing. When you’ve been lifting weights or hitting those fitness classes for a while, you might hit a snag. You know, that annoying point where doing your usual stuff doesn’t cut it anymore. No more results! That’s your body telling you, “Hey, I’m used to this. Surprise me!” This is where progressive overload comes into play. It’s not about going wild and doubling your weights. Nope. It’s about making those smart, small tweaks to keep your muscles guessing and growing.

So, remember, mixing things up and pushing a little harder is the secret to keeping your fitness journey fresh and fruitful. With progressive overload, you’re not just working out; you’re outsmarting those pesky plateaus and making every session count!

And here’s where my online personal training business comes into the picture. Think of it as having a fitness buddy who’s there to keep an eye on your progress, cheer you on, and make sure you’re upping your game safely and effectively. With personalized guidance, you’ll have someone to help you master the art of progressive overload, ensuring that every workout is tailored to push you just the right amount. Say goodbye to guesswork and hello to a fitness journey that’s as rewarding as it is exciting!

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