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Why More Strength Training Isn't Better

It’s an indisputable fact that strength training is good for you. It helps you build muscle, burn fat, get stronger, speed up your metabolism, strengthen your bones, and build a banging physique.

You’ve probably felt the excitement of seeing all the changes your body goes through after a few weeks of hitting the weights.

As you progress, you may be tempted to increase the dosage of training to see even better results. After all, more training equals more gains, right?

Not necessarily.

There’s an important aspect of training that newbies and even intermediate trainees neglect: recovery.

You see, you don’t actually make any gains while training. The training itself is more of a disruption to the body’s systems. You’re literally tearing muscle fibers so they can be rebuilt to withstand the stress of future training (i.e. get bigger and stronger).

This is why bodybuilders sleep like toddlers. They understand that recovery is just as important as pushing yourself in the gym.

You’re probably not a bodybuilder. And you don’t have the time or luxury to sleep 8 hours a night and take a midday nap.

You’re probably busy, stressed and managing many responsibilities. Training hard and often without paying attention to recovery is a recipe for injuries, overtraining, and burnout.

The perfect workout split

There’s a reason our Small Group program includes four training sessions per week. It was designed strategically to challenge all muscle groups, master foundational movements, and allow for proper recovery in between workouts.