Gotta love this formula for growth from Stulberg and Magness….
“STRESS + REST = GROWTH”
“If you try lifting weights that are too heavy, you probably won’t make it past one repetition. And even if you do, you’re liable to hurt yourself along the way. Lift too light a weight, on the other hand, and you won’t see much, if any result; … You’ve got to find the Goldilocks weight: an amount you can barely manage, that will leave you exhausted and
fatigued —but not injured—by the time you’ve finished your workout.”
Great stuff. So you got that down, but we ain’t done yet.
Stulberg and Magness go on to say this…
“If you lift every day, multiple times a day, without much rest in between, you’re almost certainly going to burn out. The key to strengthening …any muscle, be it physical, cognitive, or emotional—is balancing the right amount of stress with the right amount of rest.”
Give it a try. Check in with yourself regularly and see how it feels to oscillate between rest + work in intervals. You gotta be willing to try your own way fairly consistently and reflect and tweak….and if it does not work…cool…don’t give up…just try another method.
“STRESS + REST = GROWTH.”