One of the biggest reasons why the score board works so well, is because it promises the potential for endless progression.
Even after 5 years you can still use it to advance your strength and capabilities.
That might seem like one of those sales pitches that sounds too good to be true.
After all, you can’t progress forever….or can you?
The issue with most progressive programs is they are too focused within a very narrow aspect of performance.
It happens when folks are only focused on how much weight they can lift, or how fast they can run a 10K.
I believe we have to potential to never stop advancing in fitness. We always have the potential to move forward.
The trick is to recognize that we have the potential to advance in many more ways than just how fast we run or how many push ups we can do.
I like to think of fitness progression kind of like an inflating balloon or bubble. As it gts bigger it advances in all directions at once. It’s not like it just gets bigger by getting taller but not wider. Even long balloons increase in width as they get longer. The balloon expands in all directions at once.
When we become too focused on one or two aspects in fitness we kind of end up like the balloon that’s trying to inflate in only one dimension. We are trying to gain strength but not endurance. We want more flexibility but forget about control. We lose weight but don’t focus on eating for pleasure.
I believe progress is always possible because we always have areas to progress. I may be reaching my limit for how fast I can run a 5K but my running technique can stand to improve a lot. Or maybe I can’t get any more push ups but I have a lot of potential in smith machine single arm push ups.
There is always room to improve somewhere. The beauty is that when we improve in one areas we tend to improve in other areas. I’ve seen endurance runners last longer because they get stronger. I’ve felt much stronger in the weight room by improving my endurance. My flexibility improves with increased balance and control. I even improved my diet when I started eating more for pleasure than just blatant nutrition.
The Score Board allows you to track multiple aspects of fitness at once. You don’t have to just workout for strength or endurance. You can track how many pull ups you can do in 5 minutes or how many you can do with a 50# weight around your waist. You can track it all, therefor you can progress it all, even your technique.
There’s always room for progression somewhere. Seek out the areas you can improve upon and you’ll discover that everything progresses at the same time.