Progressive Overload

Progressive overload means gradually increasing the weight you lift to build strength. Avoid lifting weights that are too heavy, as it can lead to injury and impede your progress. Likewise, lifting weights that are too light will not sufficiently challenge your muscles for growth.

Similarly, when choosing a book to read, you want to choose a book that sits at the edge of your ability. It shouldn’t be too difficult or too easy. Or, if you want to learn to code as an absolute beginner, then you probably want to start by building a website with HTML and CSS. Then you can build an application with JavaScript.

Progressive overload is key to growth. We grow by continuously pushing our limits.

November 14, 2023