Progressive overload for a strength athlete is not the same as someone who's a bodybuilder.
The approach for each is slightly different.
In the bodybuilders case, it's about changing the stimulus, a slightly different concept of progressive overload.
The strength athlete is progressively overloading to get to higher and higher numbers…
So Hattie, for example, when she's training to lift more with her squats,
it's a different training concept to when she’s going to compete for a show.
And as a figure competitor, you’re just trying to change the type of stimulus regularly.
So you play with everything:
intra-set rests –
all these variables… purely because you just want to change the stimulus every month.
So is that progressively overload?
Even though you would be progressively increasing the amount you would ENJOY your training.
And this is one of the reasons why a lot of girls are stuck:
They’re spending so much time trying to get strong by adding weights or increasing reps…
But they don't actually get enough different types of stimulus.
One of the differences between SMP and a lot of other programs is that:
SMP has varied the stimulus in each program - not just more reps and more weight.
Sometimes we just change one or two variables (like rest time), but it feels completely different because of this.
And that change in stimulus is what makes a competitive bodybuilder or figure athlete better than everybody else.
They don’t waste stimulus. They keep using every type of change, not just weight and reps.
So you’ll get an infinite amount of variations.
Want to learn more on how you can do this with your training?
The Sports Model Project is a process of transformation and personal mastery.
And it’s ONLY for the hardest worker in the room.
Love and light,
The SMP Coaching Team