Try “Micro Changes” in the Gym For Big Results

If you’ve been benching the same weight for months and feel like you’re still not ready to move up, you might be tempted to ditch the exercise entirely and do something different. Instead, all you may need is to make a small adjustment—like a change in your grip or stance. You never know when a “micro change” could make all the difference to get things going again.

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This is where it really pays to have someone looking at your form.  That used to mean being onhand… I spoke with a high level coach recently about how the technology has revolutionized her ability to provide feedback to clients because she can now have them upload footage for her to review on her time.  I remember how self conscious I felt being in front of large mirrors, but once I got over the anxiety I found them to be an excellent tool.

What to Do When You Feel Like Your Fitness Progress Has Stopped

The fitness plateau is like puberty. Nobody likes going through it, and marketing companies love making money off you to help you get out of it. Plateaus suck for real, and while they’re a necessary evil to make you more badass, they’re not always easy to banish. Here’s what you can do.

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I don’t think I plateaued so much as made gains based on the plan I was on.  It was only ever going to get me so far, and now I have a better idea of what I was doing (including eating).  Some things you just have to learn for yourself.