Progressive overload was a phrase I'd heard often enough. I knew that to make progress I had to place an increasingly greater demand on my body and I knew I was going to have to lift some heavy weights to do that. I just didn't know how I was going to do it.
I went to school with a friend who got jacked with a spin-lock dumbbell set, a German army rucksack and a sturdy old farmhouse chair.
We do not need to push the limits of our capability to increase our capability, but we do have to increase the limits of our capability if we want to push them.
DOMS; Delayed Onset Muscular Soreness. Some regard it as a badge of honour: Sore today - Strong Tomorrow, No Pain - No Gain, Soreness is Progress, but do we need it and how much soreness is enough or too much? Back in my late teens I read an article in a muscle magazine, I forget …
Anyone who has been in fitness sphere for a while will know if you touch on certain subjects with a broad spectrum of people with differing viewpoints, things can get a little emotive.
'Fitter'. I've heard the word said often when people are just starting out, when we're contemplating doing something different, when they realise things could be better, want to be a little more physical, have more energy or be more active. Being 'fitter' is a perfectly reasonable and desirable thing to want to do. Nobody should ever …
We always get more of what we focus on.