I hear time and time again excuses for why people don’t want to strength train any harder than picking up a 5 lb. dumbbell and pushing out a few biceps curls. “I don’t want to get bulky,” “I don’t want to hurt myself,” “I’m a runner,” are some of the responses I have gotten when explaining the importance of strength training.
I am here to tell you today that the myths have been busted and in order to reach any type of fitness goal, a strength training program must be implemented. The end.
A strength training program that takes into consideration increases in strength must be addressed or otherwise you will NOT continue to develop your body. The only way to continue to change your body is by consistently challenging yourself. You must continue to progress by increasing any of the following components of your program; increasing resistance, increasing total work volume, increasing frequency, increasing intensity and/or decreasing rest periods.
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