This morning I did a testing day with some clients and the results were really positive. They had increased their maximum number of push-ups and their plank hold. They also did very well on their one legged squats with close to equal strength per side.
I don't write this to point out how great they are, although they do work hard, but to point out that periodic testing can reveal a lot about your programming.
If you are struggling to make progress or feeling stalled out, it might be time to assess where you are. Sit down and really think about your goals. Then write them down in quantifiable terms with an end date. This now gives you something to shoot for. When you go for your workout try to get a baseline. How strong are you? How fast? How easily can you move your body? Find exercises that support your goal and use it as a way to track your progress.
Armed with this new information, make a plan that allows you to reach your goal by periodically reassessing how you stack up to your baseline. As you continually strive to achieve success you will have a marker to track your progress.
If you still feel stalled and frustrated it might be time to talk to a coach to assist you on your journey. Good luck reaching your goals. Having a plan will help you get there sooner.
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