When looking at anything we all like to know if we are either doing good or improving. Nobody likes to feel like a
failure or feel unsuccessful. When looking at the gym and improving athletic performance we should have a measuring stick. Generally this measuring stick is an overall stigma of what your 40 yd dash is. We need
to discard the generall measuring stick and understand the underline reason why we are trying to become a better athlete or physically fit.
“Every day of my life, I’m trying to find a different way to become better”- Ray Lewis
How do we understand success when enhancing our potential?
Gaining success while trying to develop our overall athletic abilities is obtainable for everyone. So why is it that so many give up or have no progress in their training? It is two things, having un realistic goals and second unrealistic idea of what level you are in your athletic abilities.
Understanding what makes a dream and goal is, are very important in gaining your athletic potential. Goals you have are going to be divided into meso goals, micro goals, and macro goals. Dreams fall under legacy or lifetime attainment.
When looking at our physical or athletic abilities we need to know where your real levels are including what our 1 rep max is in our lifts. By knowing where we are physically is when we can see our real abilities. When putting any strength program together, it is very important to understand of where your level of strength is.
Gaining strength with an understanding of where we are.
What is our 1 rep max? This is our measuring stick, knowing what are real 1 rep max, will increase our effectiveness in the gym. To me, I like to put it this way: what is our rep scheme to what weight we are, our amount of lifting needs to match. Our body is limited on what we can do and we only have a limited amount glycogen storage. With a limited amount of energy we need to as efficient as possible during the session.
Once we know what our real 1 rep max is, then we can start a road of progress. Have you ever gone to the gym and said this is what I’m going to do and then come up short? You came up short because you either have a lack of energy or are doing more than what you are capable of.
Starting on the road of progress
Once you we have started on the road we need a good measuring stick that is only to for you to see what progress you have made. Here our a few rules you need to live by.
This is your measuring stick.
- 90% – 100% 3 to 1 reps per set
- 80% – 89% 5 to 3 reps per set
- 70% to 79% 10 to 5 reps per set
Once you can see and check what you are doing, with what you are capable of, you will grow with consistency. This is not a magic pill, but a start on the road of progress. Please, any questions go a head and leave them and remember to follow and listen to us on our podcast: The Athletic Edge at blogtalkradio.com. Have a great day!