Maintain Past Gains

Maintain Past Gains

As a youngster, I never imagined that I’d be telling people how I’ve performed certain exercises for over 30 years. But here I am in my 40s, and I’m doing just that. As stated recently, my training has remained largely the same for many years. Yet, just because I tend to stick with movements that are familiar to me doesn’t mean that I no longer strive to improve. And that’s an important distinction to make based on one reader’s comment about my last post.

See below:

“So your goal is to maintain your fitness rather than to increase it? Don’t you plateau if you don’t strive for more reps, more difficult variations, etc.? Especially when you work with the same exercises for years.”

The assumption from this comment could not be further from the truth, but it also warrants a further discussion.