Time to progress to heavier weights
While this may seem like a simple question on the surface, it is really a very important and highly involved concept that gym-goers need to understand if they hope to continue making progress. It’s a concept known as progressive overload and it is a vital element in exercise programming because this provides the stimulus needed to keep the body, well, progressing...
It’s only when we change some variable in our approach, like the weight of the dumbbells we lift, the number of reps we perform, or the number of exercises we use to target a muscle group that our body is forced to adapt. And it is constant adaptation to the imposed demands of our training (combined with our diet) that eventually builds the type of body or results in the improved sporting performance we’re after.
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