Ask yourself the question. Are you getting better day after day, week after week year after year? Has your progression become stale or are you becoming faster, stronger and more knowledgeable as time goes on?.
Training is all about progression. After every training session you should have progressed and improved in some way. Whether it is becoming faster, stronger or even more knowledgeable... we train for progression, not for the hell of it.
If you are not pushing yourself harder every work out then you will fail to progress. It's that simple.
So many people train day after day and run through the same old motions. They do a gentle meaningless warm-up that involves some 2 second random stretching, a bit of a jog on the spot and then after complaining about how "tight" they are, they begin to train. After their training (or chatting) session, they put their focus pads away and go home.
What's wrong with this type of training?
The warm-up is unfocused and slack. There is no record of what type of training they did and with all that chatting, there is no way these people are pushing their bodies to the limit.
So how should these people train?
There is no perfect way to train. However, there are some key things we can do.
Beat your personal bests
Once you start keeping a record of your times, weights and training you can attempt to set new personal bests. If you ran 5 miles in 45 minutes in your last training session, you can try to run it in 44 minutes or under. Even if you run it in 44minutes 50 seconds - it's progress.
This my fellow trainers is real progression - This is how we can truly progress in martial arts, fitness & endurance and as human beings.
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