Got a question on how to get past a strength plateau and today I’m going to share the secrets.
I’ve never met someone who hasn’t got stuck building strength at one point or another.
Everyone deals with this frustrating situation.
It wasn’t too long ago that I was dealing with this myself and fortunately I was able to fix it.
Here’s what went down:
Several weeks ago, I was working hard to bring up my squat strength but got stuck at 260lbs.
The first week I tried the weight, I only got 3 reps.
My goal was 6.
A week later, I got 3 reps again, but they were slower and much more difficult.
At this point, I decided to change 2 simple things and the next attempt I got 4 reps with 260lbs.
Another week went by and I got 5 reps.
Last week was a light week, but this week I’m convinced I’ll hit the 6 reps I was going for.
How is this possible?
Well, there are 3 ways to get over a plateau and I’m going to share them right now.
1. Boost your recovery – I did this by taking 8 days off from squats and doing my best to sleep more. It clearly paid off.
2. Eat more food – I did hack the system a bit and lowered my calories 6 days per week while having 1 high calorie day. The high calorie day boosted strength of the following session.
3. Lower the weight – Sometimes it’s good to cut the weight 10% and build your way back up. By the time you reach the same weight, you might be surprised how well you perform.
These aren’t the only ways to break through a plateau, but they are some of the most effective.
Give ’em a shot.
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