January 20, 2013

The Best Methods To Quantify Progress

“Progress is a slow process”: Many of us have probably heard this quote at some point and as it relates to the development of physical attributes such as body composition adjustment (AKA weight loss, nay, FAT loss), strength development, or attempting to create a symmetrically developed, aesthetically pleasing physique, for either competitive or personal reasons, it is incredibly accurate.

Most beginners will notice that gains in strength come relatively easily at first, but this is primarily due to neurological adaptations. In a sense, lifting weights is a skill, comparable to other skills like swimming, or riding a bike, in that, once you learn to swim/ride, there’s not much room for improvement after that, and if you want to continue to progress, you need to progressively overload the body, and force it to undergo further adaptations.