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Overload: You Can’t Get Better Without It

The overload principle is a fundamental one to strength and conditioning. Basically this says that in order to keep the body adapting, we have to find a way to make the workouts more difficult. If we don’t find a way to continually make the workouts more difficult over time, then we will stop getting stronger, larger, faster, and more powerful.   There’s a lot of ways that we can do this in strength and conditioning. We can increase the weight....

Keep Pushing To Keep Making Gains

The overload principle is a fundamental one to both training for fitness and to the strength and conditioning training of athletes. At the root of the overload principle is the fact that the body adapts to exercise. If you think about it, no matter why you are exercising or what you are doing – this is why you exercise. Your muscles get larger, this is an adaptation. Your maximal oxygen consumption improves, this is an adaptation. It’s why everyone does...