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Progressive overload is when you gradually increase the weight, frequency, or number of repetitions in your strength training routine. This challenges your body and allows your musculoskeletal system to get stronger. Although this technique is generally utilized in strength training, it can also be used in other types of exercise including HIIT and cardio.

When you repeat the same exercises regularly, your body has the tendency to plateau. By implementing progressive overload, you avoid adaptation and continually challenge your body to get stronger.

Four ways to implement this technique is to increase resistance, length, tempo, and reps. Add small repetitions and increase weight on a regular basis. You should allow your body at least 2-4 weeks of each routine before training harder.

PEAC Performance trainers are always on hand to discuss your workout routine. We can set up personal training sessions geared toward a progressive overload plan. Reach out to Evan or Ty to learn more!


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