Tip #1: Don’t be afraid to lift more

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For the last 10 or so years that I’ve been training I’ve encountered a couple of people who just want to coast along with their training program. I have no problems with that but when they question my training methods and wonder why they haven’t made any progress for some time, I ask them if they’ve made any significant improvements in the weights they’re lifting. They usually say no. They like sticking within their comfort zone and before you know it, a year has passed and they’re still lifting the same amount of weight. If you were someone who wanted to lose weight and stuck to the same diet plan, do you think you’ll lose weight? Of course not right! Same thing with lifting weights and building on muscle. It has to follow the principle of progression. Try to challenge yourself by trying to break your own personal record ( PR ) or PR zone every month. It could be another 5 lbs on the bench or another 1 lbs. with your curls but its all gonna add up. Are you hitting the gym today? Give it a shot with your first exercise and let me know how it goes!

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