✅ “Progressive overload” is the MAIN driver of muscle growth, meaning that every single strength training program finalized towards muscle gains, SHOULD be based on this very principle. However, most people think that “Progressive Overload” means only to add weight to the bar (which mind you, it’s most of its meaning) but it’s NOT just that.
Quite infact, each of these variables contribute to Progressive Overloading just as much as the first one.
✅ Bettering your technique surely helps you build a stronger base for you to progress on the very exercise, avoiding the injuries it could lead to. Plus, it definitely helps to lift more weight.
✅ Increasing the capacity to lift X amount of weight for MORE reps, contributes to progressive overloading aswell. More volume = more gains.
✅ Resting less between sets means that you’ve built more capacity on your training. You’ve adapted to it, and you’re doing better!
🚨 Each one of these IS Progressive Overloading, aka GAINS. Next time you’re worried about not being able to lift more weights, notice if you’re atleast doing things “better”, or if you’re able to add more reps to the tank. Or maybe simply rest less. That’s STILL gains right there.