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 …