There’s usually a couple of reasons why most people start training, to feel good, to improve/change our bodies in some way or another, whether that be body composition, fitness levels, strength, or just general health and well-being.
To make any changes physically or mentally, we need to give our minds and bodies a REASON to change. In terms of training, this is often referred to as ‘progressive overload’.
What does that mean?
Progressive overload is when you provide a stimulus that is greater than what you have done previously, which means the body has to adapt.
Here’s an example: Last week you may have done 45 seconds of kettlebell goblet squats with 8kg, over time your aim is to increase the weight you’re using for 45 seconds. Basically you want to be stepping outside of your comfort zone as often as possible, providing your body with a reason to change and adapt (obviously the main focus should ALWAYS be form/technique, so increases in weight etc should only be done when you are comfortable with your technique and are finding the current stimulus easy).
Since the start of 2020 we’ve been hit with some serious curve balls, the most obvious one being Coronavirus. This meant individuals were asked to stay home and adhere to social distancing. The result of this was many people being unable to partake in usual routines.
One of the areas affected most, was health and fitness routines, visiting a fully equipped gym was no longer an option, meaning people had to start working out from home with minimal equipment (sometimes NO equipment), which forced a lot of people to get creative with how they could still overload and progress without access to heavier weights and machines.
Luckily for everyone that’s a part of Keep it Cleaner, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s some other ways that we can look to overload, and continue to progress year round, with minimal equipment and working out from our own homes.
These are just some of the ways you can consistently make progress even with minimal equipment and no gym access.
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