Overload Principle

The Principle of Overload…
Training Aspects Personal Training and Sports Performance:

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tells us that to progress and improve the body, it must be under tension beyond what is normal. As we get older, we spend more time being comfortable and less active. The excuse often given is, “…my body is breaking down.” However, taking the principle of overload into consideration, the actual issue is regression. When the body stops moving or moves less, the range of movement and strength in that range decline. We interpret this as the body breaking down, while the real problem is that the body is no longer being challenged. Moving effectively should be the goal!

Now, let’s remove this perspective focused on workouts and apply it to other aspects of your life. This is the concept we are applying with Alpha 68. The majority of people do not live each day with full intention. The average person simply goes through the motions to “get through” the day, aiming to get home and “relax.”

The first step to breaking this cycle is deciding that you are done NOT living intentionally. Living intentionally means doing the things you need to do in order to be healthy physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and to have healthy relationships. I know, including finances in there might not be appealing! However, the reality is that if you are living paycheck to paycheck and unsure of where your next mortgage payment is coming from, then you’re not financially healthy, and that stress can impact other areas of your life, especially relationships.

Once you’ve put the actionable pieces into place, the goal is to make it a habit. So, if you’re working on your emotional strength, journal every morning for 5-10 minutes. Once you’ve created that habit, then you can adjust the duration or the depth/topics of your journaling. This will build your emotional muscles as you’ve created and built the habit of journaling. As humans, we are limitless in terms of what we can accomplish once we commit to it and have a blueprint. The problem we all run into are some combination of: distractions, false information, and lack of discipline.