Training progressions are an important aspect of any program as they allow you to progressively increase the demands placed on your body, leading to continued improvement and progress. There are a variety of different ways that you can make training progressions, and it’s important to choose the method that works best for you and your goals. Here are some simple and measurable ways to make progress in your training:
⁎ Increase the volume of your workouts ⁎
One way to make progress is to increase the number of sets or reps you do in a given workout. For example, if you are currently doing 3 sets of 10 reps for a particular exercise, you could increase this to 4 sets of 12 reps.
⁎ Increase the intensity of your workouts ⁎
Another way to make progress is to increase the intensity of your workouts by using heavier weights or performing the exercises at a faster pace. For example, if you are currently using a 15-pound dumbbell for goblet squats, you could try using a 20-pound dumbbell instead.
⁎ Increase the frequency of your workouts ⁎
If you are currently working out 3 times per week, you could try increasing this to 4 or 5 times per week to make progress. Just be sure to allow your body enough time to rest and recover between workouts.
⁎ Try new variations of exercises ⁎
Adding variety to your workouts can also help you make progress. If you are currently doing the same movements every week, try incorporating some new movements into your program to challenge your muscles in different ways.
⁎ Keep track of your numbers ⁎
It’s important to keep track of your numbers (such as the weight you are using and the number of reps and sets you are completing) because this will allow you to see how you are progressing over time. By keeping track of your numbers, you can see what is working for you and what may need to be adjusted in order to continue making progress.
At CrossFit Ceylon, we understand the importance of training progressions in helping you reach your fitness goals. That’s why we have a variety of different progressions built into our programming, and it’s simply a matter of keeping track of your numbers and weights to get you moving in the right direction.