In Episode 32 of the MoreThanLifting Podcast Rhys explains how progressive training works, and how you can apply it to your training. Don't forget to Subscribe for future podcast episodes in your favourite app (even Spotify).
How Does Progressive Training Work?
Progressive Bodyweight Training is just the name given to how your training develops as you get stronger. In order to keep developing your training must change.
In the last 2 podcasts we have covered the beginners triset (level 1) and the foundation triset (level 2).
As you get stronger and more competent at Level 1, you unlock 2 new things:
1 - The Progression Exercises for Level 2, this is the next stage.
2 - The Level 1 Exercise Variations, these are different versions of level 1 exercises, more complex and difficult.
Take Pull Exercises For Example
Level 1 - Rows
This unlocks Row Variations and Pull Up Progressions
Include Wide Grip and Archer Rows
Pull Up Progressions
Include Negative Pulls, Assisted Pulls, Resistance Bands.
How This Fits In Your Workout
Instead of doing Rows all of the time, you can start progressing up to Pull Ups.
But you can't only do Pull Up Progressions because that would neglect most of your body.
So You Start with your Pull and Dip Progressions, then you do your Beginner Triset but with variations:
Beginner Triset (Archer Variations)
Archer Push Ups
Supported Tuck Raises