As a young man, I never thought that I would tell people how I did certain exercises for more than 30 years. But here I am in my 40 years, and I am doing just that. As was said recently, my training has remained almost unchanged for many years. However, just because I tend to follow familiar movements, it does not mean that I no longer strive for improvement. And this is an important distinction made on the basis of one reader’s comment on my last post.
"So, your goal is keep fit and not to increase it? Are you not a plateau, if you do not want more repetitions, more complex variations, etc.? Especially when you have been working with the same exercises for many years. ”
The assumption of this comment could not be further from the truth, but it also requires further discussion.
Newbies vs. Veterans
I have never met anyone who has not become better (regardless of the goal). I certainly welcome any achievements that come to my mind. However, I am aware of the fact that revenues not so often for those who have trained consistently for years. And the reason for this is quite simple. As you gain strength, it becomes increasingly difficult to continue to add the strength that you have already created.
For example, the strongest person in the world must work incredibly hard to become stronger. On the other hand, a newbie is much more prepared for improvement. I even joked that the newcomer can look at the bar and gain strength. They can do almost everything in the gym and improve simply because they start from a lower level than an experienced athlete or athlete.
Once again, though, just because the benefits are not as fast as those who were around the block, does not mean that we are not trying. We must always strive for improvement.
Maintenance is positive
In addition, it is important to understand that the preservation of the benefits that you have previously developed, important part of learning, Service should not be considered negative. Being able to do the same thing that I did many years ago feels as good as any win I have ever done.
For example, the following is a brief example of the pushup thread that I recently published. I showed the same flow in 2014 on YouTube. I can not definitively say that my hands and wrists today are stronger than four years ago, but I know that they are no worse. At a minimum, I maintained the same low strength and flexibility as before.
In my opinion, this is progress.
Here the home lesson is pretty simple. We must all strive for improvement, but also work hard to preserve what we have already built. Because like this or not, what goes up will eventually descend. Thus, if we can delay this lineage, we are essentially done with time.
In general, do not beat yourself if you do not make constant wins week after week. Instead, acknowledge that winnings are not so fast being brought in to athletes and athletes, but also embrace how positively it supports what you have already developed.
And even if you shake your head at the thought of maintenance, everything is fine, because I once thought the same. Now that I am older and wiser, I understand how important service is. Physically, I still feel that I was 20 years old, and I hope to keep this feeling in my fifties and beyond. And although it may seem crazy, it is better to call me crazy than usual!
“The most effective way to do this is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart