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How to Progressive Overload - The Story of Milo of Croton

Milo was an ancient greek wrestler, who carried a calf until it grew into a bull, building strength and muscle through the process.

He won over 32 games including olympics!

This is exactly the same concept you should apply to your training in order to make progress:⁣⁣


In order for a muscle to grow, strength to be gained, performance to increase, or for any similar improvement to occur. The human body must be forced to adapt to a tension that is above and beyond what it has previously experienced.⁣⁣


This principle involves continually increasing the demands on the musculoskeletal system to continually make gains in muscle size, strength, and endurance. Simply put, in order to get bigger and stronger, you must continually make your muscles work harder than they're used to.⁣

Now, increasing the weights is one way of progressive overloading.The other ways are:

1. Increase Volume

2. Increase the Time Under Tension (TUT)- Slow down reps

3. Decreasing rest time

4. Increasing Frequency (of workouts)

You got this!


I’ve made a youtube video on this!


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