I was at the bar thinking, do I really need another drink?
The familiar lack of self awareness that accompanies drinking alcohol and it’s subsequent affect on the amount of sense people talk was already apparent.
Both me and another wedding guest were witnessing two grown men have an argument about the value of parsnips, whilst another was recommending we leave not only the EU but the planet in general. Brilliant.
So with alcohol clearly more is not always better. This also applies to other things, food, money, time and of particular interest here, exercise.
What progresses you, assuming that’s what you’d like to do, is not necessarily more but just the right amount.
Think of it like this, what happens if somebody with very pale skin sits in the sun too long? They burn right? Watch England fans at the Euros for proof of this.
In order for their skin to adapt (tan) they need to both reduce the amount of time they spend in the sun and apply sun cream to reduce the sun’s effect. Of course they won’t do this as they’re English and they’re not sure when they’ll see the sun again.
Likewise applying too much of a stimulus to your muscles won’t result in a positive change. You will simply cause damage. The muscular equivalent of burning and peeling.
In order to bring about lasting change you need to challenge your muscles progressively and this requires a sensible and some might say boring approach.
The exciting thing about it however is you actually get to achieve the thing you were trying to do first time around. The alternative being to start all over again from a weaker position.
Moderation is not a sexy message. It’s far easier to stir up some nonsense on social media than say anything sensible. Problem is that won’t help you achieve your goal.
Watch this video on exercise progression to learn more.