Your plateaus are as limiting as clouds to a rocket launching into space
There is absolutely no excuse for ever hitting a complete plateau when it comes to exercise.
Sure, you may not be able to lift more weight, or get one more rep for a while, but progression happens far beyond the scope of numbers on a spread sheet.
This is why I created the Scoreboard. It’s not just a log, it’s a tool to ensure you progress with each and every single workout for the rest of your life.
That being said, sometimes you may feel stuck with it.
If that should happen here are some foolproof ways to keep moving forwards with the Scoreboard progression log.
- Give yourself more options.
Do you only track how many push ups you can do in 3 minutes? Are there only 2 different squats you practice?
The Scoreboard gives you the ability to track and progress in an almost unlimited number of exercise and workout variations.
While you don’t want to just keep adding variations, the more variations you have the more chances you have to progress. Maybe you can’t break a record of how many pull ups you can do at once, but you might be able to do more in 3 minutes, 4 minutes, or add a round to the death workouts.
- Look into technical considerations.
It’s so easy to get stuck with 2 dimensional progression where you just add volume or intensity. Keep in mind that technical progression is infinite. We can always improve our technique in some way.
Check out a later post for more on this subject. For right now though simply asking yourself to perform the exercise to a higher level can bring your technique up to a whole new level.
- Get an injury screen from a therapist or athletic trainer.
We all have something out of kilter in our body. We are too tight here, or too weak there.
Getting a simple screen from someone trained to spot these physical hic-ups can be a massive short cut to fast improvements you never knew were possible. Just ask around some of the local PT clinics for a appointment. Many times they are free of charge.
- Use old exercises with new toys.
That’s one of the unique advantages of Kaisthenics. There are so many toys we can play with you always have new options and opportunity to progress.
- Change up your weekly routine.
It’s always good to bust out of your normal routine. Recently I went from working out every day to working out 2 days and then taking a day off.
Switching up your workout days and rest days, by adding or subtracting either one, is sure to make your body and mind wake up to new progressions.
Once again, there are so many opportunities to progress. There is absolutely no excuses to taking a step forwards every day even if it’s small.