A Sure Recipe For Injury And Burnout… (You Making This Mistake?)

Ever been injured from working out before?

No?

Excellent.

Don’t make that mistake.

More on that in a minute…

Yes?

I feel your pain.

Literally.

Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt, hat, mug, and keychain.

So how do you get injured and burn out? 

Glad you asked. :-)

Make this mistake that everyone seems to be making these days:

Go all out all the time.

“Ballz to the wall” and all that.

The reality is, you physically and mentally cannot go “hard” or
“heavy” all the time.

Unless your “all the time” is infrequent training. But that’s a
whole ‘nother can of worms altogether.

The reality is, your programming should be done in “waves.”

Up and down, up and down, up and down, with an overall upward
trend over the course of time.

Heres’s a visual for you:

The peaks of the waves are your hard days, your heavy days, your
“all out” days.

The troughs are the lighter and easier days that allow you to make
progress and push hard when you need to.

Why am I bringing this up?

Because I got an email from a customer yesterday questioning the
time-efficiency and “ease” of one of my programs.

He was done in 7.5 minutes.

Can you get a “good workout” in 7.5 minutes?

Define “good.”

It’s all relative to the goal at hand. 

For him, it was day 1 of a 6 week program. Workout 1 of 18.

I told him what I’m sharing with you right now –

You need to “break in” to a program. 

Start relatively easy (not easy, but relatively so compared to the
ol’ fashioned “all out” mentality).

Then as the program progresses, it will get harder and require
more from you to complete it.

The good news is, because you’re not going all out all the time
(bro) you’ll have the energy and strength reserves necessary to
do the hard workouts.

This “up-and-down” – this “waviness of load” – is a tried and
true – field-tested – method for making progress regardless of
your goal.

Best part is, once you get used to doing it, you feel like you’re
cheating.

You end up making progress – more progress than you may have
ever seen before – with not a whole lot of effort.

My favorite program for doing this?

The “STRONG!” program.

Learn more about it (and a whole lot more) here.

Talk soon.

Geoff

P.S. You can try to “buck” this principle and go “all out all the
time.”

Just remember, the slit in the hospital gown goes in the back.

If you want to take a pass on that, this is for you.

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