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If you have been training for more than a year, you know that it now takes longer to make progress — even with more effort.

And after about 5 years of consistent training it is very rare to keep progressing. It’s a huge accomplishment to just maintain your results even if you are not improving.

If this sounds super depressing, you might be going after the wrong things.

Let me explain.

It’s human nature to love progress, to keep getting better and better. But when it comes to your body, eventually it screeches to a halt.

 

Out of Control
Or spirals to the ground engulfed in flames.

Whether it’s gaining muscle, losing fat, or running faster, at some point you will reach a limit that you cannot break.

If you’re one of the lucky ones, you might be pretty happy with what you’ve built over 5 years of consistent training. Maybe you had a particular goal in mind, you pushed yourself, you struggled, and you thought about quitting along the way, but against all odds you managed to achieve your goal.

But the thing is, we’re all in the same boat. The people that reached their goals and the ones that didn’t, both still have to wake up the next day and keep going.

Whatever direction you are pulled
You get to choose the direction

You don’t get to stop.

It’s not like things are going to get better by doing nothing. And if you can’t touch your toes at 30, you sure as hell won’t be able to when you’re 70.

Unless you do something about it.