3 Rules of Intensity When Working Out

You’re tougher than you think. The fear of pain or injury from working out is a mindset steeped in failure. You must learn to “find the line.” Do the extra rep or two, increase your range of motion, and increase resistance as you get stronger. Intensity goes hand in hand with variety and consistency. All three factors work together as a triad that creates a platform for success. The programs provide variety. Your plan will keep you consistent.

Intensity is the final ingredient that gives you results. In order for a physiological change to occur, there first needs to be a stimulus. This stimulus comes in the form of an overload. This principle is known as GPO – gradual progressive overload. As you train over time, the overload should be slowly increased. Too much overload too quickly can result in injury. Lack of increased overload over time will result in plateaus. People who plateau often get discouraged and quit. Continued…

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