#56 - Breaking Down Soreness, Progressive Overload and the Central Nervous System

In this episode, I answer one of my client’s question regarding training and soreness. She asked, “Should I be sore from my training? How do I know I’m making progress if I’m not sore?” This was a great question that opened up the conversation around whether soreness is the goal and how our CNS (central nervous system) plays a role in our performance and recovery. I also introduce the principle of progressive overload and why this is what we should be focusing on when it comes to our training.

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Show Timestamps:

2:00 - Should I be sore from my training? How do I know I’m making progress if I’m not sore?

11:00 - The Central Nervous System (CNS) and it’s role in our recovery and performance

19:00 - Managing training frequency, volume and intensity

21:00 - What is Progressive Overload?

32:00 - Defining and prioritizing your goals

37:00 - Establishing your indicator lifts

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