Getting stronger should always be a priority for athletes. Strength is the foundation of athleticism—there's no denying that.
Getting strong is fairly simple. Use compound movements, lift heavy, fuel up and mitigate stress. Yet so many athletes struggle to make progress. They're like a hamster in a wheel. They're working hard but going nowhere.
Here are four reasons why you're not getting stronger.
Most athletes have no concept of how long it takes to see progress. One month they're trying to add size, and the next month they're trying to get shredded. In short, they're program hopping.
We can certainly make the argument that some training protocols are better than others. But that's not the issue. Truth is, there are plenty of cookie-cutter programs out there, but you would make considerably more progress if you just follow one plan and finish it. Certainly there is value in changing up the stimulus, but doing so too often is not ideal.
The effectiveness of a training program pales in comparison to your ability to consistently put in the work. Focus on one primary goal.
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